Maryam Hamidi

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Two Rivers Media
In Development

Live action kids comedy-drama.


Dark Comedy Drama.

In Development

Additional Writer 

Supernatural Drama.

World Productions
In development


Writer & Director 

Clan Creative 2017
Producer Alysia Maciejowska

Mentored by Babak Anvari. More information here.

BFI Network / Short Circuit Funded
Moquette Films
Post Production


SFTN First Features Fund
Producer Katie Crook

Adaptation of play script

Blue Iris Films
In Development



Recipient of 2006 Playwright’s Studio Scotland Mentorship Award
Playwright's Studio, Scotland
The Chronicles of Irania
Runner up for Amnesty Freedom of Expression award Edinburgh 2009
Writer co-written with Catrin Evans
Arches Live! Festival
End Of
Recipient of 2017-18 Pyromania Award
Tron Theatre
Writer co-written with Clare Duffy
Unlimited Theatre
Recipient of 2018 Playwright’s Studio Scotland New Playwright’s Award
Commissioned by Citizens Theatre Glasgow

I Look Down on Myself tells the tale of Mandana, an immigrant in Scotland, who is grappling with the realisation of how she has steadily began to lose a sense of her identity and how she now disassociates from each present moment, whilst also reflecting on the trauma of witnessing her parent’s pitiful transformation from citizens to immigrants. I Look Down on Myself is Hamidi’s take on the notion of a ghost story, with the ghost metaphor standing in for the experience of disappearing pieces of yourself and your birth culture/heritage to assimilate and ‘pass’ culturally in the UK.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre



Producer Gus Beattie
Director Gus Beattie
Production Company Gusman Productions
Broadcaster Radio 4

15 minute Radio Sitcom pilot - Transmitted BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Ulster Spring 2018 as part of BBC Writersroom ‘Short Stories for Grown ups’.

Production Company BBC Ulster Radio
Broadcaster BBC Scotland