Pocc Film Club Presents: An Evening with Aneil Karia

August 23, 2022
Join us for our second Pocc Film Club event of the year!
Taking place 28th September at Picturehouse Central London we’re hosting a very special evening with Oscar-winning director Aneil Karia including a screening of his work and a Q&A. We will also be screening some fantastic shorts that have attained great success on the festival circuit from Ebele Tate “Kiss Chase”, Roxy Rexvany “Photo Booth” and Lainey Richardson “Abi:Being Black & 6Teen”.
Aneil Karia is an award-winning British filmmaker who directed Oscar-winning short ’The Long Goodbye’ starring Riz Ahmed. He began his career directing several award-winning short films, including ‘Beat’ and  ‘Work’ and has been the recipient of various accolades worldwide. In 2019, Aneil directed the final 3 episodes of TOP BOY 3 for Netflix. In the same year he directed ‘Trouble’ for Kano. The short film was praised for its stirring depiction of street violence and won Best Special Video Project at the 2019 UKVMAs.

Ebele Tate is a London born writer, producer/director, and recent graduate from the prestigious Directing Fiction MA at NFTS and an NYU TISCH School of the Arts alumni where she studied filmmaking. Ebele was also a recipient of the coveted London Calling award, whereby she wrote and directed a short film entitled ‘COCOA’, which went on to be a finalist at the FujiFilm Shorts competition and screened at BAFTA.

Roxy Rezvany is an independent British artist filmmaker of Iranian-Malaysian-Chinese descent. Her work aims to bring marginalised narratives to the mainstream and explores themes of family, home, belonging, and grief. She recently released a short documentary, ‘Wifi Rider’ and has had her debut documentary, ‘Little Pyongyang’ (2018), screened in competition.

Lainey Richardson is a British Director and Screenwriter signed to Caviar (UK, NL, BE) and Imposter (USA) of mixed Ghanaian and Jamaican heritage. Lainey made the short doc ‘SAMIRA’ winning the Best Short Short Award at LIFF ’19. In 2021 she was nominated for a Young Director Award at Cannes, and won Best Up and Coming Female Commercials Film Director at the Creative Circle Awards 2021.