Anil Rao

Anil Rao

Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Screenwriter and Cinematographer

London, England

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About Anil

Anil is a multi-tasking, creatively diverse, International award winning independent filmmaker.

Cinema and the power of the image as story is his Dolce Vita.

Anil`s entry into the London Screenwriters Festival Challenge of 2012, NEIL, was one of the 23, (out of 127) films to be selected for its feature film concept '50 Kisses'. An internationally crowd created feature film with multiple stories connected by one thing – a Valentines kiss. The film had its world premiere on February 13th 2014 in London and Anil won three awards on the night: Editing, Music & Production.

Anil won a film challenge in 2011 to interpret a winning script at the London Screenwriters Festival 2011 based on the London Riots. Films were judged by Paul Greengrass (director), Philip Bloom (DP), Eddie Hamilton (Editor), Russell Mulcahy (Director), Chris Collins (BFI) and Jeremy Bolt (Producer)

Anil was recipient of a top editing award in 2006 for his film editing work on the neo-realist cinematic opus Ala Verde Ala Pobre. Editing for avant-garde director Briccio Santos, (recently made an official member of the French Légion d’Honneur 2013.) it was selected for Rome's inaugural film festival in 2006 for its European premiere. It's sequel which Anil also edited and scored in 2007, Ala Suerte Ala Muerte, officially screened at the 2008 Asiatica Mediale in ROME.

As a film screenwriter his 60s inspired action/thriller was a talent finalist at the TPM Berlinale 2006 (Berlin Film Festival).

For over 15 years and concurrently running with his film work, Anil has internationally provided inspirationally driven B2B solutions, utilising video communication for major corporations.

Clients have included: Unilever, Sony, NTL, Novell, Gartner, Compaq, British Airways, Volkswagen, Samsung, Lamborghini, Lenovo, Capco, IBM, Cisco, HP, CBRE, Three, Barclays Corporate Finance, Astra Zeneca, Syngenta, to name a few.

Anil is currently working on his first feature THE KILLING.


  • 50 Kisses

    50 Kisses (2014)
    Film by Rocko Paolo (Comedy, Drama, Horror, Romance and 1 More) Editor, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Production designer Fifty Kisses is a crowd created feature film with multiple stories connected by one thing - a Valentines kiss. Irreverent, charming, ridiculous, moving and at times profound, 50 Kisses features everything from love struck zombies, androids, teddy bears to... fatigue-fighting lesbians! 50 Kisses is the world's first crowd generated feature film; a multi-cultural and global reflection of pop culture's vision of love in the 21st century. Written by livingspirit

  • N.E.I.L.

    N.E.I.L. (2012)
    Film (short) by Anil Rao (Sci-Fi) Editor, Director, Producer, Cinematographer

  • Why?

    Why? (2011)
    Film (short) by Anil Rao (Drama) Editor, Director, Producer, Cinematographer

  • Cosmos

    Cosmos (2011)
    Film (short) by Daniel Lederman (Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Producer A close encounter of the 8th kind.

  • Ala suerte ala muerte

    Ala suerte ala muerte (2007)
    Film by Briccio Santos Editor, Composer

  • Karma

    Karma (2006)
    Film by Briccio Santos (Horror) Editor

  • Anino ng setyembre

    Anino ng setyembre (2006)
    Film by Briccio Santos (Drama) Editor

  • Ala verde, ala pobre

    Ala verde, ala pobre (2005)
    Film by Briccio Santos (Drama) Editor, Composer, Production designer Ala Verde Ala Pobre is the story of Manuel and Jessica, a young couple surviving against the odds in the Riles... See full synopsis »

  • The Score

    The Score (1996)
    Film (short) by Anil Rao (Crime) Editor, Director, Writer Happy go lucky Danny infiltrates the criminal underworld for a chance at fast cash.

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