Aneil Karia

Writer and director for film and television

Theatre, Film & TV
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Aneil is a director and graduate of the National Film and Television School.

Credits include E4's Misfits (online content), Horrible Histories and BBC comedy sketch show LOL. His graduation film, Spilt Milk, won the RTS Student Award and sketches from the show have since been broadcast by the BBC. The film garnered interest from Broadcast Magazine who named Aneil as one of their Hotshots in 2009.

Aneil's short film Beat, is produced by 59 Productions and stars Ben Whishaw. It has featured as part of the Edinburgh Film Festival, Encounters Film Festival, Melbourne, Rhode Island and Warsaw International Film Festivals. Aneil won the UWE European New Talent Award for Beat at Encounters 2013. For more information on Beat, visit the film's website here.

Aneil has just finished directing Tag written by Katherine Chandler for BBC Drama's iPlayer shorts. You can watch the short here.

As a commercials director he has worked for such high profiles brands as Nintendo and La Senza and his work in this field has earned him a nomination for the Cannes Lion Young Director Award.

Aneil was recently named a UK Star of Tomorrow 2014 by Screen International.


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Tag 2013
BBC for BBC iPlayer
Director Aneil Karia
Writer Katherine Chandler

Tag is one of the iPlayer Shorts; a venture between BBC iPlayer, BBC Three and BBC Drama Production to commission six original short films over two years, written and directed by the best up-and-coming writing and directing talent from across the UK.

LOL 3 x 30'
BBC Northern Ireland
Director Aneil Karia

Sketch show series showcasing new writing and performing talent from Irish comedy circuit

Horrible Histories 2008
Lion Television for CBBC
Director Aneil Karia

Historical sketch show based on popular books by Terry Deary

Writer, Director and Producer
Spilt Milk 2008
NFTS for BBC Northern Ireland
Producer Aneil Karia
Director Aneil Karia
Writer Aneil Karia
Starring Roberth Bathurst, Jodie Whittaker & Joseph Marcell

Comedy sketch show taking a warped look at 21st Century life

Beat Short
59 Productions
Director Aneil Karia
Starring Ben Whishaw

The Pub Short
59 Productions
Producer Aneil Karia
Director Joseph Pierce

Short film animated with rotoscope

Writer and Director
Gap Year UK Feature
BBC Films
In development
Director Aneil Karia
Writer Aneil Karia

Coming-of-age comedy about three mates whose gap year is spectacularly downsized to a trip around Britain.

Farrington Short

Director Aneil Karia
Writer Aneil Karia
Starring Robert Bathurst, Helen Schlesinger, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Pieter Lawman & James Garnon

Comedy about an investment banker who takes a high-risk investment in Islam.

Brief Encounters: UWE European New Talent Award Sep 2013

Brief Encounters: UWE European New Talent Award
for Beat starring Ben Whishaw directed by Aneil

Nerina Pallot 2011

Music video for single Put Your Hands Up

Jonsi 2010

Directing online and DVD material for Icelandic musician's world tour. Included making-of documentary and multi-camera shoot of special performance

La Senza 2010

Commercial for high-street lingerie chain

Misfits 2010

Online and DVD extras for popular E4 show.

Wave Machines 2010

Music video for hotly-tipped new bands single, Keep The Lights On

Writer and Director
Every 7 Seconds 2009

Comedy series about four friends from University who move down to London and start living the dream. Or not.