Amit Gupta

Writer/Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Sean Gascoine
Associate Agent: Amy Sparks

Film, TV & Theatre

Amit Gupta is director and writer for theatre, film and television. RESISTANCE starred Andrea Riseborough, Tom Wlaschiha and Michael Sheen and was nominated for three BAFTAs, winning for Best Actress. It was also nominated fo the WGGB Best First Feature and the CineVision Award at Munich. JADOO, a drama comedy adapted from his own Radio 4 play was the only UK narrative feature to premiere in Official Selection at the Berlin Film Festival in 2013 and has played at over 50 international festivals. His last feature, ONE CRAZY THING, was the Opening Gala at the East End Film Festival and was released theatrically in 2018 in the UK and US.

TV directing work includes Sky One's top rated drama comedy, DELICIOUS, starring Dawn French, Emilia Fox, Iain Glen and Sheila Hancock, and a two part adaptation of Cecilia Ahearne's bestselling novel THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. 

Amit's stage plays include TOUCH (winner of the Royal Court Theatre Young Writers' Competition), OPTION which premiered at London’s Tricycle Theatre and CAMPAIGN, which was nominated for an Olivier Award and won a Liberty Human Rights Award, as part of THE GREAT GAME.

US Representation - Abram Nalibotsky at Gersh.  

 

Press for ONE CRAZY THING:

"Funny, touching and beautifully performed” **** Henry Fitzherbert, Sunday Express

"Graced with an appealing cast and a witty script, Gupta’s third feature could easily gain acceptance with art-house and multicultural audiences both in the U.S. and overseas.” Hollywood Reporter 

Watch out for… Amit Gupta’s delicious romantic comedy One Crazy Thing, which is a love letter to London in the way Woody Allen’s Manhattan was to New York and Jean Luc Godard’s Breathless to Paris” Baz Bamigboye, The Daily Mail

"Amit Gupta’s One Crazy Thing is incredibly witty and charming. And while it adheres to romantic-comedy conventions, it manages to make them seem fresh through some deft writing and some wonderful performances… One Crazy Thing is one crazy good film." Bollyspice

Press for JADOO:

'...the picture is lush, vibrant and striking. Jadoo explores British-Asian culture in a way that hasn’t been seen before - and will have audiences salivating.' ***** The Upcoming

'It leaps off the screen,... A feast for the senses with plenty of laughs along the way.' **** MovieScopeMagazine

Press for RESISTANCE:

'Loaded with tension, masterfully performed' **** Time Out

'A beautiful, elliptical war film with the haunting qualities of a ghost story. Riseborough is terrific and Gupta proves he's a talent to watch.' **** EMPIRE

Press for CAMPAIGN:

'Amit Gupta’s “Campaign” is a dizzying, impeccably acted little exercise about an absurd scheme among British Foreign Office employees to recreate a chapter in Afghan history from the early 20th century for strategic purposes.' **** New York Times

'Amit Gupta's Campaign wittily shows a modern Foreign Office politician pushing, with equal simplicity, the dream of turning Afghanistan into a secular liberal democracy.' **** The Guardian/Michael Billington

Press for OPTION:

'thoughtful, intimately focused work' **** Financial Times

 

Film

ProductionCompanyNotes

ONE CRAZY THING

2016

Canary Wharf Films

Writer/Director
UK/US Release 2018

JADOO

2013

Air Productions & Tigerlily Films

Writer/Director
Feature adaptation of Amit's Radio 4 play 'Jadoo'. Official Selection at over 50 Film Festivals around the world including:
* Berlin Film Festival, 2013 (World Premiere)
* San Sebastian Film festival, 2013
* Dinard British Film Festival, 2013
* Mumbai Film Festival, 2013

2011

Big Rich Films / Film Agency Wales

Co-Writer and Director
With Andrea Riseborough, Tom Wlaschiha, Michael Sheen and Iwan Rheon.
* Nominated for 3 Bafta Cymru Awards
* Winner Best Actress for Sharon Morgan at Bafta Cymru Awards
* Nominated for Cine Vision Award at Munich Film Festival
* Nominated for Best First Feature at the Writers' Guild of Britain Awards

In Development

ProductionCompanyNotes

BLUE MOUNTAIN

Prod. Richard Holmes

Writer/Director. Feature film.
Nikesh Patel and Sian Clifford attached. Shooting 2021.

THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO

Neon Ink

Co-writer/creator with Lydia Adetunji
6 part TV adaptation
Producers: Kate Lewis & Julia Walsh

COME TO THE EDGE

Big Rich Films

Director of feature film adaptation of novel by Joanna Kavenna.
Prod. Richard Holmes.
Andrea Riseborough attached.

PERSUASION

Gate Television

Writer/Director. Feature film.
Producers: Simon Lewis & Rikolt von Gagern

JACK THE DAD

Hat Trick

Creator/Writer
Producer: Angela Sinden

OPEN SEASON

GreenAcre Film

Creator/Writer
TV series
Producers: Amanda Jenks and Nadine Marsh-Edwards

REVERENCE

Co-creator/Writer with Lydia Adetunji
A psychological horror for TV.

WIDOWERS’ HOUSES

Nick of Time Productions/Nicolas Kent

Adaptation of the George Bernard Shaw play

BEIJING BULLET

Ed Pressman Films

Writer
In development

DIRTY LAW

Caryn Mandabach Productions/Channel 4

Co-Creator/Writer
TV Series

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

DELICIOUS 3

2018

Bandit Television

Director.
Producer: Phillippa Giles

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

2018

Gate Television / ZDF

Director/Writer
Producer: Simon Lewis
Adaptation of the Cecelia Ahern novel

SOMETHINGTOWN

BBC

Pilot commissioned by BBC. Producer: Jamie Glazebrook

ASTANA EXPRESS

Tigerlily Films

Creator/Writer

THE LITTLE PUNJABI PRINCESS

Channel 5 / Little Bird

Creator/Writer

LOVELESS

IWC Media /C4

Director
The first season Coming Up

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE BOMB

The Tricycle Theatre

Themed Collection
Writer of "OPTION"

THE GREAT GAME

The Tricycle Theatre

Themes Collection
Writer of "CAMPAIGN"
US Tour: The Shakespeare in Washington, The Guthrie in Minnesota, Berkeley Theatre, The Public Theatre in New York
* Nominated for 2010 Olivier Award.

HEROES

Leicester Haymarket Theatre

Writer/Director

TOUCH

Royal Court Young Writers' Festival

Writer
Directed by Indhu Rubasingham

Short Films

ProductionCompanyNotes

LOVE STORY

Producer: Richard Holmes

Writer/Director
"Amit Gupta not only expertly directed LOVE STORY, he also wrote its razor sharp narrative-with-a-twist." MovieScopeMag 2009