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Aneil Karia

Aneil Karia

Aneil ‘s debut feature film SURGE premiered in competition at Sundance Film Festival 2020, where its lead Ben Whishaw won the World Cinema Special Jury Award for Best Acting. It had its European premiere at the Berlinale and was released theatrically in Summer 2021. The film was produced by Rooks Nest for BBC Films and BFI. He is currently in development on his next feature film, due to shoot in late 2022.

In television, Aneil is about to start work as director on THE GOLD, a new heist drama series for BBC One and Paramount+. He previously directed the closing three episodes of TOP BOY for Netflix.

Last year he made the short film THE LONG GOODBYE with Riz Ahmed which has won multiple awards including the BIFA Best Short Film Award, the London Critics Circle Best Short Film Award and the Grand Prix at Hollyshorts Film Festival. He also made the music video for TEARDROPS by Kano which won Best Music Video at the Shots Awards 2021. In 2017, Aneil directed the short film WORK, financed by Film4, which was BAFTA and BIFA nominated for Best Short Film. This followed his first short film BEAT which screened at festivals worldwide.

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