Award-winning film, TV and music video director Aneil Karia’s THE LONG GOODBYE recently won the Academy Award for Best Narrative Short Film as well as the British Independent Film Award for Best Short, the London Critics’ Circle award for Best Short and Best Special Music Video at the Music Video Awards (an award which he also won the previous year for his collaboration with artist Kano on TROUBLE).
His debut feature SURGE, financed by BBC Films and BFI and starring Ben Whishaw, premiered at Sundance in January 2020, where Whishaw won the Special Jury Prize for Acting.
Aneil was BAFTA nominated for Best Breakthrough in television directing the final episodes of TOP BOY. He most recently opened THE GOLD which is currently airing on BBC One and will premiere on Paramount+ globally later this year.
Later in 2023 he will direct his second feature film, a modern adaptation of HAMLET starring Riz Ahmed, Morfydd Clark and Joe Alwyn.
AWARDS INCLUDE: Academy Award for Best Short Film // BIFA Best Short Film // Cannes Gold Lion for Directing // D&AD Graphite Pencil in Direction // London Critics Circle Best Short Film // UK MVA Best Special Video Project // Gold British Arrow Direction // Hollyshorts Grand Prix // Odense Film Festival Grand Prix // Kinsale Sharks Grand Prix