Rory Dhariwal Bentley is an award winning writer-director
from Edinburgh, based in London.
His feature film “AMRIT” is currently in development with
the BFI, BBC Films & Creative England as part of iFeatures 2019/20,
the UK’s leading development lab for debut feature filmmakers.
He was also awarded a John Brabourne Award
for the development of the film.
His latest independent short film “BELONGING” (2019)
was part of the Official Selection at Edinburgh International Film Festival,
Cork Film Festival & British Shorts Berlin.
His independent short “VARKEN” (2017)
premiered internationally at Academy / BAFTA festivals,
including the Oscar qualifying Palm Springs in California and Aesthetica FF,
where it was featured as one of their all time favourite shorts.
In 2016 he co-wrote/directed and shot the 8mm short “JAMELLA” ,
starring Jamie Demetriou (STATHS LETS FLATS), which won
first prize at the Straight 8 ‘One roll, no editing’ Industry Competition.
In 2018 he was assistant to Paul King (PADDINGTON)
and has previously been mentored by Sally Potter (ORLANDO).
He is currently being mentored by Camera D’Or winner
Anthony Chen (ILO ILO) as part of Director’s UK ‘Inspire’ 2020 Scheme.
In 2019 Rory was named as a Film London “Lodestar”,
celebrating emerging talent in the capital and he is
a member of the BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew 2019/20.
Rory is represented by Mark Brennan at United Agents.