Sarmad
Masud

Writer and Director for Film and Television

Sam is currently in Pre Production on You Don't know Me  for Snowed-in Productions and the BBC, a new four part series written by Tom Edge, based on the book by Imran Mahmood. Sam previously directed the Bulletproof  Special for Vertigo and Sky set in Cape Town, having also directed the Season 2 finale. He also recently directed on Ackley Bridge  for The Forge and Channel 4.

His first feature My Pure Land,  is set and filmed in Pakistan and based on the extraordinary true story of one woman and her family who defended their home and land from 200 bandits. It premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and was the UK submission to the Oscars in the Foreign Language category. Sam was also nominated as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow.

Previously Sam’s short film Two Dosas,  funded by Film London, was voted best film in their London Calling Plus category by David Yates and then went on to pick up numerous awards on the festival circuit; winning at London Short Film Festival, Aspen shortsfest, River to River in Florence and Shufflefest voted by Danny Boyle. Sam also wrote and directed Adha Cup  which was the first Urdu language drama commissioned by Channel Four, going on to develop it as a six part TV series with the BBC.

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Film

Director & Creator 

Producer Bill Kenwright
Writer Sarmad Masud

Based on the amazing true story of a woman and her family who defended their home and land from 200 bandits. 

Bill Kenwright Ltd
Producer Rachelle Constant
Starring
  • Himesh Patel
  • Eleanor Wyld
  • Film London - London Calling Scheme

    Writer 

    Cinestaan
    In development
    Potboiler
    In development

    Television

    Writer & Director 

    Adha Cup
    1 x 30'
    Producer Vicki Patterson
    Starring
  • Jeff Mirza
  • Balvinder Sopal
  • Ace Bhatti
  • Rez Kempton
  • Comedy for the Channel 4's Coming Up
    IWC Media for Channel Four

    Director 

    Producer Rienkje Attoh & Ruth Kenley-Letts (Exec)
    Writer Tom Edge
    Snowed-In Productions for BBC One
    Creator Nick Love, Noel Clarke & Ashley Walters
    Vertigo Films for Sky One
    Creator Nick Love, Noel Clarke & Ashley Walters
    Starring
  • Noel Clarke
  • Jason Maza
  • Ashley Walters
  • Vertigo Films for Sky One
    Creator Ayub Khan Din & Kevin Erlis
    Starring
  • Sunetra Sarker
  • The Forge for Channel 4
    Hollyoaks
    5 x 30'
    Creator Phil Redmond
    Lime Pictures for Channel 4

    Writer 

    Greenacre Productions

    Adaptation of the book of the same name.

    Constant Productions
    In Development
    BBC
    In development