Screen International Star of Tomorrow Mustapha Kseibati has made films with the UK Film Council, BBC and the BFI.

‘Mohammed’ (Kayvan Novak, Sophie Thompson) premiered at the London Film Festival in 2014 and was made as part of the BFI Shorts Scheme. It was selected by Vimeo as Short of the Week (March 2015) and won Shooting People’s Short of the Month (April 2015). Judge David Oyelowo said, “This is a tender, imaginative and truthful take on the joys and challenges of caring for an impaired loved one. I was surprised and moved."

‘Painkiller’ (Benedict Wong, Franz Drameh) was made in conjunction with the BBC Writersroom. The film went on to be Nominated for Best Short at the 2012 Rushes Soho Film Festival, and for the Short Discovery Award at the London Comedy Film Festival in 2013.

Mustapha directed a Sky 3D Little Cracker called ‘A Tender Christmas’ in 2012. It was written by, and starred Jason Manford. More recently he directed a half hour Sky Arts Playhouse, as part of Sky’s Physical Comedy Season starring Vic Reeves and Seann Walsh, which was broadcast this autumn.

Mustapha took part in the NET.WORK@LFF International Programme at the London Film Festival this year, and was also mentored by Paul Andrew Williams on the Guiding Lights scheme in 2011.

Mustapha is a commercial filmmaker passionate about Comedy, Drama and Action. He is currently working on a kick-ass Action Comedy with Ken Marshall (developed with assistance from Creative England), alongside a Supernatural Comedy with David Barron.

‘Back to the Future’ is his favourite film.


Amanda Davis, Film & Television.