Award winning director/writer Suri Krishnamma’s latest movie is Vision Entertainment’s chiller thriller Dark Tourist starring Melanie Griffith and Michael Cudlitz, which opened in the US last summer and premiered in London at Frightfest 2013. Other recent features include Bad Karma for Limelight International/Zero Gravity, starring Ray Liotta and Dominic Purcell; Locked In, starring Ben Barnes and Eliza Dushku; Real McCoy Company’s Good Sharma, starring Billy Connolly and Joan Allen; and New Year’s Day for which Suri won The Jury Prize at the Raindance Film Festival and also The Grand Prix at Yubari, Japan. He earlier directed Albert Finney in BBC Film’s A Man of No Importance.
Suri has extensive television credits including the award winning The Cazalets for producer Verity Lambert and the BBC, starring Hugh Bonneville, Stephen Dillane and Anna Chancellor; The Turnaround, starring Clive Owen, for World Productions; Ian La Frenais and Jimmy Nail’s Spender, also BBC; The Place of the Dead, with Greg Wise and Dougray Scott, for LWT; Blue Murder for Granada; Cold Blood for ITV, starring John Hannah, Jemma Redgrave and Pauline Quirke; a contemporary adaptation of Wuthering Heights for MTV Films; the BBC’s A Respectable Trade, with Warren Clarke, Anna Massey, Richard Briers and Jenny Agutter; and episodes of Waking The Dead, Dalziel & Pascoe, Casualty, Soldier Soldier; and The Bill.
As a writer/director he has made five short films – Mohammed’s Daughter, his first student film for which he was Nominated for a BAFTA; the following year, while still a student, he was again Nominated for a BAFTA, a Gold Hugo and won Gold at the Bilbao International Festival of Shorts for Water’s Edge. He also has a number of projects in development including a contemporary adaptation of Hamlet, a comedy Bedhism, a sci-fi thriller Waiting For Martin and a conspiracy thriller set in the North of England.
Suri was born on the Isle of Wight, the son of an English mother and an Indian father. He studied film at Arts University Bournemouth before post graduate study in Fiction Direction at The National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield under the legendary Colin Young.
DARK TOURIST – Vision Entertainment/Suzanne DeLaurentis Productions.
Producers Zachery Ty Bryan, Suzanne DeLaurentis, Frank John Hughes
BAD KARMA – Limelight International. Producers Grant Bradley
Dale Bradley, Mark Williams
LOCKED IN – Peninsular Media. Producers Susie Brooks-Smith,
GOOD SHARMA – Real McCoy Company. Producers Nicola Scott,
NEW YEAR’S DAY – Producers Simon Channing Williams, Steve Cleary
A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE – BBC Films. Producer Jonathan Cavendish
MOHAMMED’S DAUGHTER – Arts University Bournemouth
WATER’S EDGE – National Film & Television School
HAMLET LITTLE – Actors Centre
BEING OTHELLO – Actors Centre
MACBETH NO MORE – Actors Centre
Television – selected titles
COLD BLOOD – ITV. Producer Ian White
BLUE MURDER – ITV. Producer Gina Cronk
SEA OF SOULS – BBC. Producer Stephen Garwood
WAKING THE DEAD – 2 Entertain/BBC. Producer Richard Burrell
WUTHERING HEIGHTS – MTV Films. Producer Donald L. West
DALZIEL & PASCOE – BBC. Producer Nick Pitt
THE CHEST – ITV. Producer Mark Redhead
THE BILL – Thames. Producer Peter Wolfes
THE PLACE OF THE DEAD – LWT. Producer Jeff Pope
SOLDIER, SOLDIER – ITV. Producer Christopher Neame
SPENDER – BBC
THE CAZALETS – BBC. Producer Verity Lambert
A RESPECTABLE TRADE – BBC. Producer Ruth Baumgarten
SCREEN TWO: O MARY THIS LONDON – BBC. Producer Helen Greaves
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