Avie Luthra

Avie Luthra is an experienced, award-winning drama writer and director. He is a graduate of the Director’s Course at the National Film and Television School, UK and a previous winner of the BBC’s Dennis Potter Award for new writing. He was featured in Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ list, and was nominated for a BAFTA for his short film LUCKY, which was also short-listed for an Oscar. Following the success of the short, he wrote and directed a feature length version of LUCKY, which has won 9 international awards to date. His original feature length film SECLUSION is currently in development with Shudder Films, and Avie is attached to direct. His original TV drama series GOLD is currently in development with Wall to Wall. He recently worked with Blue Ice Pictures on MADIBA, a new six-part miniseries about Nelson Mandela starring Lawrence Fishburne and Orlando Jones, which recently aired on BET. Avie is currently developing two new original television ideas.

Credits

TELEVISION - Writing Credits
Production
Company
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Production
MADIBA (2017)
Company
Blue Ice Pictures/BEC
Notes
Commissioned to rewrite 2 x 60’ episodes for new mini-series about Nelson Mandela
Production
GOLD (2014-18)
Company
Wall to Wall
Notes
Original TV drama series 6 x 60 mins under option and currently in development
Production
ONE NIGHT IN BHOPAL (2004)
Company
BBC1
Notes
60 minute documentary
Production
INDIAN DREAM (2003)
Company
BBC2
Notes
60 minute single drama.
*Dennis Potter Award winner, 2002
Production
THE CANTERBURY TALES
Company
BBC1
Notes
1 x 60 minute adaptation
FILM - Writing Credits
Production
Company
Notes
Production
SECLUSION (2018)
Company
Shudder Films
Notes
Original feature film script under option, with Avie attached to direct
Production
MR BOLLYWOOD (2014-17)
Company
Blue Ice Pictures
Notes
Option on feature film script
Production
LUCKY (2012)
Company
Lance Samuels and Chris Wilmot
Notes
Feature length film.
* Winner of 9 international film festival awards
Production
MAD SAD & BAD (2009)
Company
Bex Hopkins and Christine Alderson)
Notes
Feature length film.
*Nominated for Michael Powell Award, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009
RADIO - Writing Credits
Production
Company
Notes
Production
THE PROSPECT (2009)
Company
BBC Radio 4
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Creator and writer - 3 of 6 episode radio series.
Production
A- (2004)
Company
BBC Radio 4
Notes
60' Radio Play
SHORT FILM - Writing Credits
Production
Company
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Production
LUCKY (2005)
Company
Working Title/Film Council
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20 minute short.
*42 Awards/accolades, including:
*Nominated: BAFTA Best Short Film 2006
*Short-listed Oscars 2007 Best Live Action Short (last 10)
Production
CROSS MY HEART (2002)
Company
NFTS/Film Four
Notes
25 minute short film.
*Special commendation London Film Festival TCM shorts 2002
TELEVISION - Directing Credits
Production
Company
Notes
Production
TORN (2005)
Company
BBC Three
Notes
30 minute drama. In association with the Asian Theatre School.
Production
BLOODY FOREIGNERS (2003)
Company
Granda/ITV
Notes
30 minute drama
FILM - Directing Credits
Production
Company
Notes
Production
LUCKY (2012)
Company
Lance Samuels and Chris Wilmot
Notes
* Winner of 9 international film festival awards
Production
MAD SAD AND BAD (2009)
Company
Bex Hopkins and Christine Alderson
Notes
Feature length film.
*Nominated for Michael Powell Award, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009
SHORT FILM - Directing Credits
Production
Company
Notes
Production
LUCKY (2005)
Company
Working Title/Film Council
Notes
20 minute short.
*42 Awards/accolades, including:
*Nominated: BAFTA Best Short Film 2006
*Short-listed Oscars 2007 Best Live Action Short (last 10)
Production
BABY (2002)
Company
NFTS
Notes
16 mm, 12 minutes.
*RTS award for Best Student Film 2002
TELEVISION - Writing Credits
Production Company Notes
MADIBA (2017) Blue Ice Pictures/BEC Commissioned to rewrite 2 x 60’ episodes for new mini-series about Nelson Mandela
GOLD (2014-18) Wall to Wall Original TV drama series 6 x 60 mins under option and currently in development
ONE NIGHT IN BHOPAL (2004) BBC1 60 minute documentary
INDIAN DREAM (2003) BBC2 60 minute single drama.
*Dennis Potter Award winner, 2002
THE CANTERBURY TALES BBC1 1 x 60 minute adaptation
FILM - Writing Credits
Production Company Notes
SECLUSION (2018) Shudder Films Original feature film script under option, with Avie attached to direct
MR BOLLYWOOD (2014-17) Blue Ice Pictures Option on feature film script
LUCKY (2012) Lance Samuels and Chris Wilmot Feature length film.
* Winner of 9 international film festival awards
MAD SAD & BAD (2009) Bex Hopkins and Christine Alderson) Feature length film.
*Nominated for Michael Powell Award, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009
RADIO - Writing Credits
Production Company Notes
THE PROSPECT (2009) BBC Radio 4 Creator and writer - 3 of 6 episode radio series.
A- (2004) BBC Radio 4 60' Radio Play
SHORT FILM - Writing Credits
Production Company Notes
LUCKY (2005) Working Title/Film Council 20 minute short.
*42 Awards/accolades, including:
*Nominated: BAFTA Best Short Film 2006
*Short-listed Oscars 2007 Best Live Action Short (last 10)
CROSS MY HEART (2002) NFTS/Film Four 25 minute short film.
*Special commendation London Film Festival TCM shorts 2002
TELEVISION - Directing Credits
Production Company Notes
TORN (2005) BBC Three 30 minute drama. In association with the Asian Theatre School.
BLOODY FOREIGNERS (2003) Granda/ITV 30 minute drama
FILM - Directing Credits
Production Company Notes
LUCKY (2012) Lance Samuels and Chris Wilmot * Winner of 9 international film festival awards
MAD SAD AND BAD (2009) Bex Hopkins and Christine Alderson Feature length film.
*Nominated for Michael Powell Award, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009
SHORT FILM - Directing Credits
Production Company Notes
LUCKY (2005) Working Title/Film Council 20 minute short.
*42 Awards/accolades, including:
*Nominated: BAFTA Best Short Film 2006
*Short-listed Oscars 2007 Best Live Action Short (last 10)
BABY (2002) NFTS 16 mm, 12 minutes.
*RTS award for Best Student Film 2002