a paper-thin line between profound joy and complete hopelessness
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.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
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
Director / Writer
1st Assistant Director
Chief Make-Up Artist
Manchester International Festival