Suri Krishnamma studied at the Arts University Bournemouth (UK) where he achieved early recognition with a BAFTA nomination for his student film, Mohammed’s Daughter. The following year, as a directing student at the National Film and TV School, he was awarded a second nomination for his short, Water’s Edge. More awards followed for professional work in both television and feature films, including a BAFTA nomination for A Respectable Trade, best UK feature at the Raindance Film Festival for New Year’s Day, the Grand Prix at Yubari in Japan, and the Gold Mikeldi at Bilbao and Silver Hugo at Chicago.
Suri has worked extensively in television, directing the award winning mini-series The Cazalets (2001), Wuthering Heights for MTV (2003) as well as Waking the Dead (2004), Dalziel and Pascoe (1998), Sea of Souls (2005), Blue Murder (2006) and Cold Blood (2007).
His feature film credits include A Man of No Importance (1994 – Albert Finney, Michael Gambon) New Year’s Day (2000 – Jacqueline Bisset, Bobby Barry and Andrew Lee Potts), Good Sharma (2008 – Billy Connolly, Joan Allen, Pankaj Kapoor), Locked In (2010 – Ben Barnes, Eliza Dushku), The Grief Tourist (2011 – Mike Cudlitz, Melanie Griffith) and Bad Karma (2012 – Ray Liotta, Dominic Purcell).
Currently working in continuing drama in television he is also attached to direct several features and is in pre-production on THRICE, a dark comedy adventure about the theft of Shakespeare’s bones. Also a writer/director, Suri has made five short films and has two new film projects in development.
Suri was born on the Isle of Wight, the son of an English mother and Indian Father. He is Professor of Film at Norwich University of the Arts, an Honorary Fellow of the Arts University Bournemouth and a co-opted member of the board of Directors UK. He lives in London with his wife and 3 children.
BEST BRITISH FILM
2001 Raindance Film Festival NEW YEARʼS DAY
2001 Yubari, Japan NEW YEARʼS DAY
1996 (Best Drama Serial) A RESPECTABLE TRADE
GOLDEN SPIRE CHICAGO
1997 A RESPECTABLE TRADE
1986 (Best Short Film) MOHAMMEDʼS DAUGHTER
1988 (Best Short Film) WATERʼS EDGE
GOLD MIKELDI BILBAO
1988 WATERʼS EDGE
SILVER HUGO CHICAGO
1989 WATERʼS EDGE
BEST FILM BUDAPEST
1986 MOHAMMEDʼS DAUGHTER
PRIX DU PUBLIC ANGERS
1989 WATERʼS EDGE