Achiro Patricia Olwoch

Achiro Patricia Olwoch

(She/Her)

Achiro P. Olwoch is a writer, playwright and filmmaker from Uganda currently living in exile in NewYork.

Full Bio
My name is Achiro Patricia Olwoch and I hail from Gulu, in Northern Uganda. I am a queer female artist in exile currently living in New York. I am an award-winning writer, director and producer after winning numerous awards and nominations for 'Coffee Shop' TV series as creator and writer and 'Yat Madit' as head writer, and for my short films: 'The Surrogate', 'The Mineral Basket', and 'Maraya Ni'.
I am in the process of completing my late father’s manuscripts, which he left behind after his death. This alongside my first novel 'Sex or Slave', set in 1940s Uganda during colonialism. I also have in two memours in the works; one 'They are who I was', about my life as a lesbian in Uganda and my eventual escape and the second one, 'The Girl from Koro Abili', about about my journey being born in exile, living through the war in Northern Uganda through to my present life in exile.
More recently, I have been published by Guernica magazine, Exposition Review, Westbeth online newsletter, and Pen America. My play ‘Th

Professional Credits
I am an award-winning writer, director and producer after winning numerous awards and nominations for 'Coffee Shop' TV series as creator and writer and 'Yat Madit' as head writer, and for my short films: 'The Surrogate', 'The Mineral Basket', and 'Maraya Ni'.
Industry Awards
‘My Prison Diary’
Hip Hop Film Festival, Kenya 2021
Queen of Katwe 2015 Feature Film Production Secretary
The Coffee Shop 2013-2016 TV Series
Creator/Writer
Yat Madit 2016 TV series
Head Writer
Fistula Documentary- 2012 Great Lakes Productions
Director
On Time 2010 Short Film Director
‘In Plain Sight’ short film documentary
Berlin International Queer Film Festival, Germany 2021
The Terrace Movie screening, Kenya 2021
Mawjourdin Queer Film Festival, Tunisia 2021
Nairobi International Queer Film Festival 2020
Out Film Festival, Nairobi 2020
Beijing International Queer film festival 2019
Drama Queens International Queer Film Festival, Ghana 2019
‘The Surrogate short’ film
Maujourdin Queer Film Festival 2021
Nairobi International Queer Festival 2020
Manyatta Screenings 2020
Drama Queens International Queer film Festival Ghana 2019
Beijing International Queer Film Festival 2019
Uganda Film Festival, Nominated Best short film 2018
London International Queer Film Festival 2018
Cinemaq Film
Professional Groups
Other
Other Professional Groups
DGI, PWC, AGA
Content Types
Documentary, Episodic Comedy/Sitcom, Episodic Drama
Occupations
Producer, Production Manager, Writer
Business Types
Production Company, TV Network
Countries Worked In
Kenya
Other Countries Worked In
Malawi
Foreign Languages Spoken
Kiswahili
Other Languages Spoken
Acholi, Luganda
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