Koby Adom

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Koby Adom is a Ghanaian-British film director, writer & executive producer who was born in Ivory Coast but raised in South London from childhood. He is also the CEO and founder of DBK Studios.

Graduating with a Masters Degree from the London Film School in 2017, Koby went on to write and direct his breakthrough short film: Haircut the following year, finishing the film in May 2018. Haircut screened at the London Film Festival and a few places, racked up 900,000 views online and earned Koby a spot on the 2018 Screen Daily Stars of Tomorrow list as well as the Broadcast Hotshot list for 2019. By November 2018, Koby was in Cape Town preparing to shoot three episodes of BBC 1 drama Noughts and Crosses.

Between September 2020 till now, Koby has directed two episodes of Top Boy Season 4 for Netflix, the entire 4-part season 2 of Noughts and Crosses for BBC 1 as well as Executive producing 5 short films from black filmmakers through DBK Studios, funded by Sky Studios, airing on Sky Arts. Koby is writing his debut feature film as well as episodes of a commissioned horror/thriller TV show which will all be set and directed by Koby in Accra, Ghana. He's also executive producing two other commissioned TV shows from other filmmakers he has mentored.