It’s not every day that a client wins an Oscar so we wanted to share the good news with you and pass on huge congratulations to the very talented and humble Aneil Karia.
Aneil co-wrote The Long Goodbye with actor Riz Ahmed and was named winner in the Best Live Action Short Film category at the 2022 Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Aneil Karia, who was born in Ipswich, also directed the short film.
The powerful and emotive production explores the effect of a right-wing march on a south Asian family preparing for a celebration. His surprise at the success of the film is clear.
Speaking backstage after the win he said, "The way it touched the south Asian community was really moving and then it went on to win these kinds of accolades which is something we never expected and to end up here is insane, to be honest."
Aneil, who attended Ipswich School, studied journalism at the University of Leeds before pursuing filmmaking and is now inspiring a generation
Current headmaster at Ipswich School, Nicholas Weaver said: "It was really exciting to hear the news of a former pupil achieving an Oscar for his powerful and moving work, and it will certainly prove an inspiration for current pupils who are looking for a career in the arts. Well done, Aneil!”