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 was screened at over 40 festivals worldwide including Edinburgh, Warsaw, Rhode Island, Melbourne, Brest European Short Film Festival, Slamdance and Encounters, where the film won the New European Talent Award.