Beat

Beat 

An award-winning short film, starring Ben Whishaw, about a man walking a paper-thin line between hopelessness and euphoria...

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A masterful short film: explosive, involving, tense, different and almost entirely dialogue-free 

Screen Daily

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Whishaw's acting excels, transforming a nameless face into an entrancing eccentric character…eloquent poetry set to electric drums and bagpipes...Beat thuds with brilliance 

Cinema Chords

Ben Whishaw is hypnotic to watch 

Vodzilla

A critics’ favourite at last year’s Encounters and London Film Festival, Beat makes the link between joy, exhilaration and darker parts of the soul… 

BFI

A masterful short film: explosive, involving, tense, different and almost entirely dialogue-free 

Screen Daily

A seductive synergy of music and visuals…we admired the commitment and bravery of the central performance and the ambition of the director 

Encounters Film Festival

Part of a delirious and mesmeric showcase...Ben Whishaw embodies a tornado of kinetic energy  

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Whishaw excels with an electric performance, portraying a misfit constantly pinging between captivating and repellent 

Independent Cinema Office

Nominated: Best Short Film

London Short Film Festival

2014

Official Selection

Slamdance Film Festival

2014

Winner: New European Talent Award

Encounters Film Festival

2013

Official Selection

Rhode Island Film Festival

2013

Official Selection

St Louis International Film Festival

2013

Official Selection

Brest European Short Film Festival

2013

Official Selection

Uppsala Film Festival

2013

Official Selection

Cork Film Festival

2013

Official Selection

Leeds International Film Festival

2013

Official Selection

Melbourne Film Festival

2013

Official Selection

Warsaw International Film Festival

2013

Official Selection

BFI London Film Festival

2013

World Premiere

Edinburgh International Film Festival

2013

Type Short film
Length 12 Minutes
Rating 18
Genres Drama, Short film
Cast Ben Whishaw
Writer & Director Aneil Karia
Producer Scott O'Donnell
Language English
Country of origin United Kingdom