Beat - A 59 Productions Film

Cast and Crew


Ben Whishaw


Keiron Jecchinis 

Peter Sims 

Jamie Alderson

Alistair Greener
Henry Garrett
Katie Burnetts
Ann Pidcock
Steve Laopodis
Chelsea Fitzgerald
Sheetal Dandgey
Remy Beasley
Joe Fairclough
Carl Prekopp
Hannah Daniel


Director / Writer

Aneil Karia

Scott O'Donnell
Executive Producers

Mark Grimmer and Aneil Karia

Stuart Bentley
Steadicam Operator

Rupert Power
Focus Puller

Paul Dain

David Nye

Henry Lockyer
1st Assistant Director

Hamish Storey
Sound recordist

Xan Marquez
Art Director

Henry Woolway
Costume Designer

Aradia Crockett
Chief Make-Up Artist

Eve Coles
Make-Up Artist

Sophie Ashworth

Laura Williamson

Adam Kola

Chris O'Donnell

Ashwin Bhardwaj


A 59 Productions Film

About this Project

59 Productions presents 'Beat', a short film written and directed by Aneil Karia, featuring Ben Whishaw. The project sees 59 Productions collaborating with associate artists director Aneil Karia, and cinematographer Stuart Bentley.

Shot in London on 16mm, the film documents a day in the life of a man who appears to be walking a paper-thin line between profound joy and complete hopelessness. This film is about the sprawling chaos and oppressive loneliness that can coexist in the city, and a man who finds his withdrawal from the world challenged by a visceral force. 

After premiering at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the film is now in competition in festivals worldwide, including  Rhode Island Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, Brest Short Film Festival, and Bristol Encounters Short Film Festival.



Bristol Encounters Festival 2013 - Winner, European New Talent Award

London Film Festival 2013

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013

Melbourne International Film Festival 2013

Warsaw International Film Festival 2013

Rhode Island International Film Festival 2013

Brest Film Festival of Short Films 2013

London Short Film Festival 2014

Slamdance Film Festival 2014