Bharat NalluriDirector | Executive Producer

Bharat Nalluri is a BAFTA and Emmy® nominated director. Born in India, he moved to the UK at a young age and spent the last five years living and working in the US before moving to Australia in 2019. Some of Bharat’s recent work includes directing Boy Swallows Universe, based on the novel of the same name by Trent Dalton, for Netflix. Bharat also recently directed Shantaram, based on the novel of the same name by Gregory David Roberts, for Apple TV+, Anonymous Content and Paramount Television. Bharat is currently set to direct the Disney+ and Princess Pictures series Last Days of the Space Age, a dramedy set in Perth in 1979.

Bharat’s film credits include The Man Who Invented Christmas starring Christopher Plummer, Jonathon Pryce and Dan Stevens, Spooks: The Greater Good (Pinewood/20th Century Fox 2015), a spin-off from the hugely popular BBC television series starring Kit Harrington and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, which starred Amy Adams and Frances McDormand.

In 2006, Bharat received an Emmy® nomination for HBO’s powerful drama TsunamiThe Aftermath, which he worked on with Tim Roth, Toni Collette, Chiwetel Ejiofor and producer Finola Dwyer.

Bharat set the modern standard for British television drama, directing the pilots for the BAFTA and International Emmy® award-winning Life On Mars and Spooks (also a BAFTA winner, which ran for 10 seasons). Bharat helped conceive Hustle (nominated for UK Directors Guild award, running for seven seasons) and Russell T Davis’ action fantasy, Torchwood.

He has worked extensively in the US directing numerous pilots including The 100 (CW/CBS/Warner Studios, now in season seven). More recently, he worked on the critically acclaimed drama Little America for Apple which has been nominated for a BAFTA for Best International Series. Bharat has been announced for the upcoming Anna Kendrick feature Unsound.

He recently stepped into the audio space, directing The Orchard series for Audible and Princess Pictures with Eric Bana.

Bharat currently has a number of projects in development.

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