Suri Krishnamma



An NFTS direction graduate, Suri’s films and television dramas are globally exhibited having premiered at the London, Edinburgh, Sundance, Toronto and Munich Film Festivals with market screenings at Berlin and Cannes. Industry recognition includes BAFTA nominations and other awards.


A common theme explored is the ‘outsider’, someone forced to make sense of their place in an alien world – an Asian man residing in an English mental health unit (‘Mohammed’s Daughter’); two survivors of an avalanche unable to recognize their new world (‘New Year’s Day’); a gay man in the homophobic culture of 1960’s Dublin (‘A Man of No Importance’); or a man torn from his 18th century African roots, dumped into slave-trading Bristol (‘A Respectable Trade’). This theme continues in his most recent feature film, ‘Dark Tourist’.


Employing a range of visual skills, emboldened by collaboration with directors of photography and production designers, Suri moves eagerly between the genres of drama and comedy, thriller and romance, action and period drama, psychological thriller and science fiction, developing a distinct vision for each.

Suri now brings a wealth of industry experience to the new role of FMIP lecturer at NUA.


In recent years Suri has explored innovative interpretations of Shakespeare’s tragedies (‘Hamlet Little’, ‘Being Othello’ and ‘Macbeth No More’) with the Actors Centre and Skillset and now has a full-length adaptation planned (‘Being Hamlet’), along with other writing commissions (‘Off the Record’) and directing assignments (‘Megan’s Game’, ‘Something Great’, ‘Off the Record’ and ‘M’).


Suri is an Honorary Fellow of the AUB (and former governor), three times elected to the National Council of the Directors Guild of Great Britain and recently appointed Jury President of the Munich International Festival of Film Schools for November 2013.




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