Still from BLVCK GOLD

Ras-Samuel Welda’abzgi


Ras-Samuel Welda’abzgi is a vessel for telling stories that are gifted to him, and he is on a mission to share those gifts with the world. He became a writer to tell BIPOC stories in a creative landscape and on screen because as a young African creative he always noticed the great inequality in terms of representation.

Ras-Samuel writes universal, relatable and complex characters dabbling in the genre of drama and comedy. His writing style is highly influenced by Spike Lee and the magical surrealism of Childish Gambino (Atlanta). Recent screen works include The Last Supper, BLVCK GOLD, Jebena Genie all of which he also wrote and produced.

Ras-Samuel hopes to diversify Australia’s artistic landscape by inspiring the next generation who might not see many culturally diverse artists like him on stage and on screen.

Image credit: Ras-Samuel Welda’abzgi. Courtesy Ras-Samuel Welda’abzgi