Aram Atkinson

Writer | Director

QUARTERFINALIST  - WeScreenplay Short Script Lab 2023
WINNER - Best Director (26-55) | London Director Awards 2022
QUARTERFINALIST - Best TV Pilot Screenplay | Final Draft Big Break 2022
WINNER - Best UK TV Pilot Screenplay | Filmarket Hub 2021
QUARTERFINALIST - Best Screenplay | ScreenCraft Drama 2021
FINALIST - Short Film Fund 2021

FINALIST - Emerging Filmmakers | Hospital Club Emerging Creatives 2019
SELECTED - Emerging Filmmakers ­– Shiny Awards 2018
WINNER - Best Drama | Rode Reel 2017
BRONZE - Best Director | Brand Film Festival 2016
BRONZE - Best Documentary | Charity Film Awards 2016

Green Grass in development

After a writing hiatus, Aram has spent the early part of 2023 developing a slate of short films, including Green Grass, story set within the D/deaf community, and has been devised with guidance from Deaf Talent Collective
The vision is to make this with a 50:50 split of D/deaf and hearing crew, across HoD and supporting roles. This will also be Aram's first carbon negative production, and is being produced by Makenna Guyler.

TV screenplay wins UK contest

Filmarket Hub's 2021 winner of 'Best English Language TV Pilot Screenplay' went to Aram Atkinson, with his script Sunrise Meets Sunset. Selected by Nish Panchal (Literary Agent at Curtis Brown), Philip Shelley (Script Consultant, Producer and Head of 4 Screenwriting) and Vinay Patel (BAFTA nominated Screenwriter).
Set in the smokey jazz bars of 1960s London, Sunrise Meets Sunset is a raw drama that was praised by Development Executives from FilmNation (Arrival and The King's Speech) and Sunny March (founded by Benedict Cumerbatch).

Cinematographer for GB BMX Doc

Aram was chosen as one of two cinematographers for this mini-doc about GB BMX rider, James Jones. Pinpoint media brought Aram on board to shoot the stylised interview and warehouse riding.
This follows on recent cinematography successes, including an Aesthetica and Bolton Film Festival selection.