Almass Badat

Almass Badat

CreativeLondon, United Kingdom
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Almass Badat

Almass Badat

CreativeLondon, United Kingdom
About me
ALMASS BADAT is a multidisciplinary Artist who inspires introspection, fearlessness and multi-potentialism. Her principal tools are music (programming, DJ, production & radio broadcast), film (directing & programming) & Education (pastoral care, facilitation, workshop programming) and Arts & Culture (branding, programming and strategy). Almass is curious, open and solution-based, and her collaborative nature & community connectivity motivates imaginative thinking for business and social change. Notable collaborations include: The London Science Gallery, ICA, Netflix, The London Roundhouse, V&A, & Boiler Room and Almass is featured on WorldwideFM, NTS, The Dots, DAZED, the British Council & more. Almass is a board member of the Soho House Committee, a Member of The Voting Academy for The BRIT Awards 2021 and a judge for the British Podcast Awards 2021. You can hear Almass weekly on the What is this Behaviour? Podcast and every month on the BBC Asian Network Residency!
  • Queer Muslim Stories
    Queer Muslim StoriesHidayah LGBT team up with DRUM to create a 4-part podcast series exploring being queer and Muslim.
  • Folasade for President: Mockumentary
    Folasade for President: MockumentaryInspired by mockumentary film, Folasade for President is a short film following fictional character Folasade's journey as a Black Twitter Politician.
  • FRISCO - It's Changed
    FRISCO - It's ChangedMusic Video featuring Frisco Directed & Shot by Almass Badat
  • Alxndr London: Talking Drum
    Alxndr London: Talking DrumThe debut music video for Alxndr London - Talking Drum.
  • Resident Advisor | Playback Festival Visuals
    Resident Advisor | Playback Festival VisualsVisuals directed by Almass Badat with Naomi Soneye-Thomas Graphics and animation from Mandisa Apena and Amena Dede Sackey.
  • 2 Love - CKtrl ft. Elle
    2 Love - CKtrl ft. Elle
Projects credited in
  • What Is This Behaviour? Podcast
    What Is This Behaviour? PodcastA podcast created by three South Asian creatives . The aim is to explore and unpack brownness through conversations with brown pioneers. OUR WHY To present, learn from and champion remarkable brown people’s stories who are living inspiring and entertaining lives. So that we can shake negative cultural stereotypes and inspire other brown people to choose more meaningful career paths. Available now on all good podcasting platforms.
  • BORN N BREAD: Lovebox Festival (2017)
    BORN N BREAD: Lovebox Festival (2017)BORN N BREAD played at Lovebox Festival in London on the Work It x Kopperberg stage. They commissioned Almass Badat to capture behind-the-scenes footage during the festival. Click and watch.
  • Dark Matter - Friday Late: Ethereal
    Dark Matter - Friday Late: EtherealDark Matter - Science Gallery Lates Animated image for the Science Gallery London's first late event, 'Ethereal'. A night of exhibitions, music and workshops exploring all in the universe we can't see!
  • WITB 101
    WITB 101Welcome to What Is This Behaviour? 101 (WITB 101), an annual, growing resource of one hundred and one South Asian people going against the grain.
  • Meet 100 LGBT+ Trailblazers Redefining the Creative Industry
    Meet 100 LGBT+ Trailblazers Redefining the Creative IndustryWe asked influential LGBT+ icons to nominate trailblazers who they believe are redefining the creator landscape. The result? A unique and incredible list of 100 trailblazing LGBT+ folk breaking barriers and inspiring change! We’re on a mission to explore and tackle inequalities in the creative industry - this is why we run diversity initiatives, dedicating our curated projects and people sections on The Dots to undersung groups. This brings together an abundance of dazzling work from diverse cr
  • Dr. Martens Customisation
    Dr. Martens Customisation
Work history
    BBC logo
    BBC logo
    Radio DJ/BroadcastBBC
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    I host the BBC Asian Network residency, championing FUTURE DESI where I taste-make fresh sounds in seamless flow, using music to connect communities, steer curiosity and keep you on the pulses from around the world woven together by music from the South Asian diaspora. I debuted my monthly show with Tay Iwar & producer Srigala, and has since invited Foxy Neela, Complexion, Omar, Ruby Francis & Surya Sen and have featured the Daytimers Collective “DT001”, Music Without Borders “Jai Hov” and Chalo HQ “Chalo - the Jazz Diaries” on my residency!
  • Art and Creative Direction
  • Film Directing
  • Djing
  • Social Media Management
  • Culture Change
  • Ideation
  • Content Consultant
  • Creative Consultancy
    2:1 BA English Literature Kingston University
     - Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
    British Council logo
    British Council logo
    British Council and BFI #fivefilmsforfreedom 2016 Global ListBritish Council
    British Council’s global network found 33 inspiring people who use culture to promote freedom and equality and provoke debate, or who are risking their lives to promote the rights of LGBT communities in their society or country everyday. The list included freelance director and writer Almass Badat and author and journalist Paul Burston in the UK, filmmaker Kate Dolan in Ireland, director of Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival Manny de Guerre in Russia, film directors Pablo García Perez de Lara and Marc Serena in Spain, Human Rights Defender Daniela Tomasino in Italy and Pink Life QueerFest director Bilge Tas in Turkey. These key influencers ensured increased engagement and reach throughout Europe and worldwide. Read more here: