As a writer/producer, Anil has various projects in television, feature film, and theatre. As a producer, Anil has participated in Film Independent’s Producer’s Lab, Film Independent’s Fast Track Program, and IFP’S No Borders Program for The Rosenbergs, a controversial biopic of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, written by Yon Motskin. Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, Top of the Lake, The One I Love) is starring. Sophie Barthes (Cold Souls, Madame Bovary) is directing with planned fall 2016 shoot. In 2009 and 2011, Anil was awarded a Tribeca Institute & Sloan Foundation Screenplay Grant for a biopic on the scientist, Marie Curie, A Noble Affair, co-written with Kathryn Maughan. Neda Armian (Rachel Getting Married, The Longest Week, Why Stop Now) is producing. Carole Scotta and Caroline Benjo of Haut et Court (They Came Back, Coco Before Chanel, Ma vie en rose, The Class) are also producing. In television, Anil participated in the 2011 Producer’s Guild of America Diversity Workshop for a television pilot, which he wrote with his partner, Carla Blair.
For Broadway, Anil has written the book and is producing a stage musical set during the Irish Troubles, My Heart Is A Gun, along with the co-writer and financier, Greg Mitchell, lyricist Todd Almond (Girlfriend, Kansas City Choir Boy) and composer Ben Toth (Sleepless In Seattle, the musical). The most recent workshop was directed by Liesl Tommy (Broadway’s Eclipsed). Anil’s writing awards include the New York Foundation for the Arts Geri Ashur Screenplay Award and Grant. He was a producer on the internationally successful short musical film Pretty Dead Girl (Sundance, AFI and Tribeca Film Festival, and many others) directed by Shawn Ku, with lyrics and music by AnnMarie Milazzo.
Anil earned a Bachelor of Arts from New York University’s, Tisch School of the Arts, Film and Television Department. Before forming Fictitious Features, he started as an intern in the development department at Good Machine (Sense and Sensibility, Ice Storm, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon). He then worked as an assistant for the writer/director, Adam Brooks (French Kiss, Practical Magic, Wimbledon). Moving to Los Angeles, Anil freelanced as a story analyst for Working Title (About a Boy, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Billy Elliot, Elizabeth), and as the assistant to Tom Sternberg (Under the Tuscan Sun, Lost Highway, Talented Mr. Ripley, Apocalypse Now). He then worked as the Director of Development for the writer/director, Kimberly Peirce, (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop Loss) under a deal with DreamWorks. Anil occasionally freelances in commercials and has worked with many of the top advertising agencies and directors. He is represented by Lucy Stille at the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) and managed by Benjamin Blake at Heroes and Villains.
The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund | 2011
Tribeca All Access® | 2016