Since his first commissioned work a six-part comedy-drama web series, DAZE, to showcase undiscovered creative talent in Milton Keynes, Akaash as gone on to direct short films, EPK and live music. He loves directing comedy, drama and docs. His latest short films THIS TIME and THE EXAM BOARD are currently being sent to festivals. He has just finished working as 2nd Unit Director on upcoming HBO/Sky Miniseries CATHERINE THE GREAT and Sky 1 TV Drama A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES and also worked as a director’s assistant on Netflix original series THE CROWN.
- THE EXAM BOARD - Short ComedySynopsis - The Exam Board is a comedy short that introduces you to the people who write those annoying textbook questions. You remember the ones. About people like Sally taking trains to places like Huddersfield. But it’s 2018 and things are changing. Backstage at THE EXAM BOARD watch political correctness go mad, right in front of your eyes. Starring - Heather Coombs, Jaz Deol, Pernilla Holland, Jack Mosedale, Michael Bendib Directed by Akaash Meeda Written by Mark Daniels Produced by Leonie
- CATHERINE THE GREAT - 2nd Unit Director2nd Unit Director on upcoming HBO Miniseries, 4 x 60'. Set against the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of Russian empress Catherine the Great (Helen Mirren), who wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century, the limited series follows Catherine towards the end of her reign during her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke).
- WHERE TO NOW - Feature Film (In Development)Where To Now is a comedy feature film I am developing about storyboard artist Ravi, who upon turning 30, starts to re-evaluate his friendships, relationships and his career. To showcase the look, style and tone of the kind of film we want to make we have made a Teaser film.
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Audience Award - Best FilmUnited Film FestivalAward winning short documentary film about London’s prestigious Denmark Street. Won the audience award for Best Short Film at the United Film Festival – London 2013. I oversaw the project from start to finish, pitching the project, producing the production schedule, organising, crew, travel and equipment, in addition to directing and editing the film.