Screen Star of Tomorrow Mustapha Kseibati is an award-winning Film and Television Director (first) and Creative Producer.
For Television he directed the final 2 x 60min episodes of Waterloo Road Season 2 which aired in April 2023 on BBC One to a strong reception. He has also directed for Sky One, a BBC 3 series and 15 episodes of Hollyoaks between 2021-2022. Mustapha was also the lead director (5 x 30’) of ITV Kids Comedy Drama Ted’s Top Ten in 2021.
He was commissioned to write a feature film for Netflix and a family sitcom supported by the BFI, both to direct. Mustapha has made 5 short films with the BBC, BFI, SKY and the Metropolitan Police that have played internationally including at the London Film Festival. He was selected for BFI’s NET.WORK@LFF and Guiding Lights, where he was mentored by Paul Andrew Williams.
As Producer, Mustapha developed produced the Emmy Nominated (2022) ‘Dreaming Whilst Black’ Pilot for Big Deal Films / BBC. Developing the script alongside writers Adjani Salmon and Ali Hughes, producing the table read, attaching and working alongside Casting Director Heather Basten through the casting process, along with attaching the Director/s, resulting in a series order.
He also Produced ‘Sparklers’ for CBBC, which picked up the Best Short Form Award at the Broadcast Digital Awards in 2021, and is currently develop producing a slate of projects for Big Deal Films as Scripted Exec alongside producing his own projects.
He is of Lebanese descent, growing up in West London consuming hours of British and American television shows, movies, cartoons and comics, including Japanese Animation along with Hong Kong Action and Martial Arts movies. His favourite film is Back to the Future.