"BEAT is a masterful short film: explosive, involving, tense, different, and almost entirely dialogue-free"
- Screen International.
BEAT is an award-winning short film by Aneil Karia about a man walking a paper-thin line between profound joy and complete hopelessness. Shot on 16mm, the film is about the sprawling chaos and oppressive loneliness that coexist in the city, and a man who finds his withdrawal from the world challenged by a visceral force.
The film has screened at over 40 festivals worldwide including BFI London Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, Warsaw, Rhode Island, Melbourne, Brest European Short Film Festival, Slamdance and Encounters, where the film won the New European Talent Award.
SURGE - Aneil's first feature - will star Ben Whishaw and is currently in development with Rook's Nest and Creative England. Find out more at aneilkaria.co.uk
STARRING: BEN WHISHAW, KIERON JECCHINIS, HENRY GARRETT.
Written and directed by: ANEIL KARIA
Produced by: SCOTT O'DONNELL
Production Company: 59 PRODUCTIONS
Cinematographer: STUART BENTLEY
Editor: AMANDA JAMES
Sound Designer: Gunnar Oskarsson
Music by: BATTLES and GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
Colorist: SIMONE GRATTAROLA
Make Up-Artists: EVE COLES and SOPHIE ASHWORTH
Choreographer: LAURA WILLIAMSON
Wardobe: ARADIA CROCKETT and AARTHIE MAHAKUPERAN
1st Assistant Director: HAMISH STOREY
Executive Producer: MARK GRIMMER.
Festivals CoOrdinator: KATIE JACKSON