Beru Tessema

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Nick Barron
Assistant: Nicole Schivardi

Film, TV & Theatre

Beru Tessema is an Ethiopian-British writer and director based in London. He is a graduate of the London Film School and RADA.

Beru has written, produced and directed a number of short films. He makes work for both stage and screen.

He made his professional debut as a screen writer in 2017 when he co-wrote the feature film BARLEY FIELDS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN (Dir. Tian Tsering), nominated for best feature film at the Valladolid International Film Festival under the Seminci Joven Award.

Beru’s most recent full-length stage play, EXILE IN NORTH WEEZY, was shortlisted for the Papatango Playwriting Prize 2020. He is developing another full length play on attachment at The Bush. He is also a member of BBC Drama Writersroom 2020/21.

Beru is currently developing a feature film project, ANGELL TOWN, as a recipient of the Creative England development fund. He is also developing a short film project, LIONS, with the support of Film 4, CNC and BFI Network.

In addition to developing his current slate, Beru also teaches Acting at RADA.

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THE HOUSE OF IFE

Bush Theatre

Play

ANGELL TOWN

Creative England

Feature film

QUEEN’S CRESENT

BBC Writersroom

TV Pilot

LIONS

Film 4 and BFI Network

Short Film

Film

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BARLEY FIELDS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN

2017

Tashi Films Ltd.

Feature film. Directed by Tian Tsering.

Short Films

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TRAPSTAR

2021

RADA

Writer and Director

VERSE

2015

Ayeneye

Writer, Director and Producer

ABSENCE

2014

Ayeneye

Writer, Director and Producer