BIOGRAPHY

RIYAD BARMANIA

Hello! I’m Riyad. Ever since I was a little kid, film has been my passion. I have made 3 feature films and one of them, Ashens and the Polybius Heist was the number 1 film in the UK digital charts for 2 weeks. It also has 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and Starburst magazine said, "The result is that there’s a lot of very strong talent throughout the feature. This feature is a geeky, funny feast;  Spaced for the YouTube and 8-bit generation. More like this please!" I also won Best Director at the British Horror Festival. 

 

When not directing feature films I also bring that same passion and creativity to commercial and branded work.  I have years of experience working with the world's biggest brands and make truly innovative and engaging work. My favourite comments I receive from work from the brand's customers is, "This is how you do advertising!' I can take a project from concept to execution and understand how to make it a success.

FILMOGRAPHY

ASHENS AND THE POLYBIUS HEIST

A comedy heist feature film starring Stuart Ashen, Robert Llewellyn and Jarred Christmas. A motley crew of misfits hunt down an infamous 80’s arcade game that can supposedly control people’s minds. But is the legend all that it appears? Can the No-Confidence Crew get to it before it’s too late? And what do lawnmowers have to do with it? The clock is ticking...

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ANOTHER GAME

A horror short film that has been accepted into 16 film festivals and won 4 best short film awards. It's the story of a group that have signed up to a mysterious lottery with disturbingly high stakes, where their thirst for dominance blinds them to the risk they take.

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ASHENS AND THE QUEST FOR THE GAMECHILD

A ground breaking feature film originally released on YouTube. It had 1.5 million views and DVD/ Blu Ray release. It tells the tale as Ashens embarks on a quest to find the legendary and elusive piece of electronic tat known as the GameChild.

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ELFIE HOPKINS

I co-wrote this horror feature film that starred Ray Winstone and Rupert Evans that had a theatrical release across the UK and Ireland. It's the story of an aspiring teen detective stumbles into her first real case, when investigating the mysterious new family in her neighborhood.

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THE PROXY

A 45 minute sci-fi web-series starring Stuart Ashen, Daisy Head and Nat Parker. It's the story of n evil organisation that creates super powered reanimated humans known as Proxies that want to recover a flash drive containing secret data from Ashens, his neighbour Tom and a unique Proxy.

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CRIME FAILS!

A TV pilot made for Kabo Entertainment. It's a family friendly comedy that tells the tails of criminals and their not so master mind plans. 

BRITISH 

HORROR

FILM FESTIVAL

BEST DIRECTOR

I was awarded best director for my short film Another Game by the British Horror Film Festival

GENRE

CELEBRATION FESTIVAL

BEST HORROR SHORT

Another Game was awarded best horror short in 2018. 

ONE REELER FESTIVAL

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Another Game was recognised with an Award of Excellence.