07th Jun2021

The Filmmakers Podcast #222: ‘Surge’ director & writer Aneil Karia

by Phil Wheat

Here’s the latest episode of the The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

For those unfamiliar with the series, The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors.


The Filmmakers Podcast #222: How to Turn your Short Film into a Feature Film with Surge director & writer Aneil Karia

Today on The Filmmaker’s Podcast, Giles Alderson and his co-host Dom Lenoir chat with Aneil Karia, the writer and director of Surge starring Ben Whishaw, which premiered at the World Competition at Sundance Film Festival 2020. They dive deep into how Aneil turned his short Beat into an award-winning feature. He discusses how they developed the script, how the thematic heart of the film drove the writing process, how they raised the money and what it was like to work with Ben Whishaw (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer; Skyfall). Aneil also talks about his inspiring filmmaking journey. What it’s like to be at the beginning of your career. That it’s also necessary to learn what you don’t want to do. And why it’s important to stay true to yourself along the way.

Follow The Filmmakers Podcast on Twitter: @filmmakerspod | @gilesalderson and the official website


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