Director / Writer
Mark Grimmer and Aneil Karia
1st Assistant Director
Chief Make-Up Artist
A 59 Productions Film
Screening worldwide, Jan 2013
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