Aneil’s debut feature film SURGE recently premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2020 where the lead Ben Whishaw won the World Cinema Best Actor Jury Prize. The film was produced by Rooks Nest for BBC Films and BFI.
In 2020, Aneil directed THE LONG GOODBYE for Riz Ahmed, an acclaimed short film set in an imagined alt-right nightmare of Britain. The film, made in partnership with WeTransfer, won Best UK Short Film at Raindance and Best Special Project at the UK Music Video Awards 2020. THE LONG GOODBYE went on to win Best British Short at BIFA, a Graphite Pencil at the D&AD Awards and a Gold Lions for Direction at Cannes in 2021.
Aneil studied at the National Film and Television School. He is based in London.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Aneil Karia
Written by: Aneil Karia, Riz Ahmed
Produced by: Tom Gardner
Cinematography: Stuart Bentley
Editing: Amanda James
Production Design: Ruth Crawford
Costume Design: Holly Rebecca
Make-Up & Hair: Lisa Mustafa
Original Score: Riz Ahmed
Sound: Paul Davies
Visual Effects: Jamie Crofts, Adam Paterson, Will Robinson
Main Cast: Riz Ahmed (Riz)
Nominations and Awards
- Short Film Candidates 2021