BIO

"The best stories unearth something inside of you. They wake you up, and make you see the world in a new way."  

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 About Anil
I'm an award-winning multi-hyphenate writer, producer, and editor. My family is from Nepal, and I've spent a good amount of time there with family and trekked various parts of the Himalayan Mountains. These transformative experiences gave me an international outlook and allowed me to look at life differently.  I graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where I received a Film & Television Degree.  I've directed short films, worked in production as an assistant director, script supervisor, and producer, and in post-production as an editor.
Early in my career, I started as a story analyst for Working Title and in creative development at cutting edge places like Ang Lee's old company, Good Machine, and for the director, Kimberly Pierce, where I managed projects already in development while scouting for new material. Since going solo, I spend my time balancing my work in long-form content with freelance work in post-production on commercials. I've worked with many of the top advertising agencies on international campaigns and Superbowl spots for brands such as Apple, Fiat, Nike, Toyota, Lexus, and Chevy.  

Frontières Market Selection

THE PALACE - 2022

Tribeca Film Festival - Best Actor & Best Screenplay Award

COWBOYS - 2020

Asian Cinema Fund Screenplay Grant 

 THE PALACE - 2018


Asian Project Market - Busan International Film Festival

THE PALACE - 2018

Film Independent's Fast Track Financing Market

COWBOYS - 2018

 

Rotterdam International Film Festival - Producer's Lab 
A NOBLE AFFAIR - 2017

 

Athena List Winner for Screenplay

A NOBLE AFFAIR -2016

Film Independent Fast Track Financing Market

ETHEL -  2016

Independent Film Project - No Borders Program
ETHEL - 2016

Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund Award - Los Cabos International Film Festival

ETHEL - 2014

Film Independent's Producer's Lab

ETHEL - 2011

Producer's Lab - Diversity Workshop

2011

Tribeca Film Institute - Sloan Foundation Screenplay Grant

A NOBLE AFFAIR - 2009 & 2011

New York Foundation for the Arts - Geri Ashur Screenplay Grant