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Aneil Karia

Director

In film, Aneil has most recently finished directing his debut feature, SURGE, starring Ben Whishaw, produced by Rooks Nest for BBC Films. This premiered at Sundance 2020. 

In television, Aneil directed the closing 3 episodes of TOP BOY for Netflix and the opening block of PURE, a TV series by Kirsty Swain, produced by Drama Republic for Channel Four. Before this, he directed the opening block of LOVESICK 3, produced by Clerkenwell Films for Netflix.

In 2016, Aneil directed the short films WORK, financed by Film4, which is BIFA nominated for Best Short, and SWITCH financed by Film London.

In June 2014 he was announced as one of Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’.

In 2013 Aneil made BEAT, a short film starring Ben Whishaw. It screened at over 40 festivals worldwide including Edinburgh, Warsaw, Rhode Island, Melbourne, Brest European Short Film Festival, Slamdance and Encounters, where the film won the New European Talent Award.

Aneil studied directing at the National Film and Television School where his graduation piece SPILT MILK won the Royal Television Society Student Award and has since been broadcast by the BBC. Upon graduating, he was named as a 2009 ‘Hotshot’ by Broadcast Magazine.

Aneil has also directed music videos with artists including Jonsi, Wave Machines, Deptford Goth and Dizzee Rascal, as well as commercials for brands such as Coca Cola, Nintendo and The Olympics.

Credits

FEATURE FILM
Production (role):
SURGE
Company:
BBC Films
Project details:
Director / Writer
TELEVISION
Production (role):
TOP BOY 3
Company:
Cowboy Films / Netflix
Project details:
Director
Production (role):
PURE
Company:
Drama Republic / C4
Project details:
Director
Production (role):
LOVESICK
Company:
Netflix / Clerkenwell Films
Project details:
Director
SHORT
Production (role):
THE LONG GOODBYE
Company:
Somesuch
Project details:
Director
Production (role):
INA (LIGHT)
Company:
Artemisia Films
Project details:
Director
Production (role):
SWITCH
Company:
-
Project details:
Writer / Director
Production (role):
WORK
Company:
SGO Productions
Project details:
Director
Production (role):
TAG
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Director
Production (role):
THE PROFESSOR
Company:
-
Project details:
Production Assistant
Production (role):
BEAT
Company:
-
Project details:
Writer / Director
Production (role):
SOUTHBANK CENTRE GOES BOLLYWOOD
Company:
Southbank Centre
Project details:
Director
Production (role):
A FAMILY PORTRAIT
Company:
Channel 4 Television Corporation
Project details:
Producer
AWARDS
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Guiding Lights Mentee
Project details:
Mentored by Lenny Abrahamsson
Date: 2014
Production (role):
Screen International
Project details:
‘Star of Tomorrow’
Date: 2013
Production (role):
UWE New European Talent Award
Project details:
Winner
Date: 2011
Production (role):
UK Music Video Award
Project details:
Winner
Date: 2011
Production (role):
Cannes Lion Young Director Award
Project details:
Nomination
Date: 2009
Production (role):
Broadcast ‘Hotshot’

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): SURGE
    Company: BBC Films
    Project details: Director / Writer
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): TOP BOY 3
    Company: Cowboy Films / Netflix
    Project details: Director
  • Production (role): PURE
    Company: Drama Republic / C4
    Project details: Director
  • Production (role): LOVESICK
    Company: Netflix / Clerkenwell Films
    Project details: Director
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE LONG GOODBYE
    Company: Somesuch
    Project details: Director
  • Production (role): INA (LIGHT)
    Company: Artemisia Films
    Project details: Director
  • Production (role): SWITCH
    Company: -
    Project details: Writer / Director
  • Production (role): WORK
    Company: SGO Productions
    Project details: Director
  • Production (role): TAG
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Director
  • Production (role): THE PROFESSOR
    Company: -
    Project details: Production Assistant
  • Production (role): BEAT
    Company: -
    Project details: Writer / Director
  • Production (role): SOUTHBANK CENTRE GOES BOLLYWOOD
    Company: Southbank Centre
    Project details: Director
  • Production (role): A FAMILY PORTRAIT
    Company: Channel 4 Television Corporation
    Project details: Producer
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Guiding Lights Mentee
    Project details: Mentored by Lenny Abrahamsson
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): Screen International
    Project details: ‘Star of Tomorrow’
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): UWE New European Talent Award
    Project details: Winner
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): UK Music Video Award
    Project details: Winner
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): Cannes Lion Young Director Award
    Project details: Nomination
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): Broadcast ‘Hotshot’
    Project details:

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