Aneil Karia

Aneil Karia

Aneil Karia is one of the most coveted TV and film directors around.

His debut feature SURGE starring Ben Whishaw, premiered at Sundance in 2020, where Whishaw went on winning the Special Jury Prize for Acting. In 2022 his film THE LONG GOODBYE won Aneil the Academy Award for Best Narrative Short Film.

Aneil received a BAFTA nomination for Best Breakthrough in television for directing the final episodes of the Netflix hit show TOP BOY. Most recently the mini-series THE GOLD aired on BBC One which he directed three episodes of. He is currently directing his second feature film, a modern adaptation of HAMLET starring Riz Ahmed.

His award collection across all genres includes a Cannes Gold Lion for Directing, D&AD Graphite Pencil in Direction, London Critics Circle Best Short Film, UK MVA Best Special Video Project and a Gold British Arrow Direction.

Aneil lives in London.