Guiding Lights Mentee 2015

Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2014

Winner of UWE New European Talent Award 2013

Winner of UK Music Video Award 2011

Nominated for Cannes Lion - Young Director Award 2011


Aneil studied Directing at the National Film and Television School. His graduation piece – Spilt Milk - won the Royal Television Society Student Award and has since been broadcast by the BBC. Upon graduating, he was named as a 2009 ‘Hotshot’ by Broadcast Magazine. Shortly after this he directed sketches for CBBC's Horrible Histories. 

Since then, Aneil has directed music videos with artists including Jonsi, Wave Machines, Deptford Goth and Dizzee Rascal, as well as commercials for brands such as Coca Cola and Nintendo. In Summer 2012 he directed the countdown to the Olympics Opening Ceremony as well as several idents used throughout the show. In 2013 Aneil made BEAT, a short film starring Ben Whishaw. It 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. 

In early 2014 Aneil directed TAG written by Katherine Chandler, one of three short films commissioned by the BBC to launch their BBC iPlayer exclusive content. In June 2014 he was announced as one of Screen International's "Stars of Tomorrow". He is currently developing his first feature film - SURGE - with Rook's Nest and is also working on another short.