Yaw Basoah established Dark Pictures to produce bold, distinctive and uncompromising work that explores the dark side of human nature, working across film, television and the visual arts. Dark Pictures was selected as one of PACT’s Future30 in 2021, celebrating disruption, innovation and creativity.
In 2016, Yaw was named as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow and received a BFI Vision Award. He graduated from the Ashridge Executive MBA for the Creative Industries as the BFI/Headstart Scholar in 2019 and was selected for Film London’s Breaking The Glass Ceiling initiative the same year, where he was mentored by multiple BAFTA winner Sir Steve McQueen. Two years later, Yaw was named as a Film London Lodestar (2021).
Yaw has a compelling slate of culturally significant projects at various stages of development and release/broadcast, including his debut feature film, Zero (tba), which is currently in post-production. He is working with both emerging and established writers, filmmakers, musicians and visual artists, predominantly from underrepresented backgrounds.