Rory Dhariwal Bentley is an award winning writer / director from Edinburgh, based in London.
Rory’s debut feature film “AMRIT” is currently in development with
the BFI, BBC Films & Creative England as part of their emerging
talent programme, iFeatures. He was also awarded
a John Brabourne Award for the development of the project.
His latest independent short film “BELONGING” (2019)
was part of the Official Selection at
the Edinburgh International Film Festival,
Cork Film Festival & British Shorts Berlin.
His first budgeted short “VARKEN” (2017)
premiered internationally at Academy / BAFTA festivals
and was featured as one of Aesthetica’s all time favourite shorts.
In 2016 he co-wrote/directed and shot the 8mm short “JAMELLA”
which won first prize at the Straight 8 Shootout Industry Competition,
and starred Jamie Demetriou (STATH LETS FLATS).
In 2018 he was assistant to Paul King (PADDINGTON)
and he has been mentored by Sally Potter (ORLANDO)
and Camera D’Or winner Anthony Chen (ILO ILO).
In 2019 he was named as a Film London “Lodestar”,
celebrating emerging talent in the capital.
He is a member of the BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew.
Always open to creative collaboration ~ get in touch ✌ !
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