Omari McCarthy

Originally from Handsworth in Birmingham, Omari graduated in 2013 from the BA (HONS) Digital Animation Course at Falmouth University with the career goal of becoming a Writer/ Producer/ Showrunner. In children's, Omari has written for PJ MASKS, JOJO & GRAN GRAN, LOVE MONSTER, and live action preschool series BIFF CHIP & KIPPER and NEWTON AVENUE. In adult scriptwriting, Omari won the Triforce Creative Network’s Writer Slam competition in 2019 and developed an original drama called “Once Upon A Time In Handsworth” with Lydia Hampson at Amazon Studios. In 2020/21 he shadowed on series 2 of GANGS OF LONDON and several new projects; co-writing the live action feature film CLAUDIA and developing an new animated series for Gaumont Animation and Silvergate Media and developing new live action series with Beano Studios, Tall Story Pictures and BBC Studios. Omari was selected for Bafta Crew 2019, BBC Writers Room London Voices 2020, BBC Studios Writers' Workshop 2021.