Asif Kapadia


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Asif Kapadia is an Academy Award, Grammy and four time BAFTA winning Producer / Director / Writer who works across both film and television. Kapadia is known for his emotional engaging, visually striking, genre breaking films exploring 'outsiders' characters living in extreme circumstances, fighting against a corrupt or broken system and the price... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 32 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Senna Director
(2010)
Amy Director
(2015)
Diego Maradona Director
(2019)
The Warrior Director
(2001)

Filmography

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 2022/III Creature (completed)
 2021/I Laika (Short)
 2021 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything (TV Series documentary)
 2021 The Me You Can't See (TV Mini Series documentary) (5 episodes)
- This Is Me (2021)
- Asking for Help (2021)
- Say It Out Loud (2021)
 2019 Diego Maradona (Documentary)
 2017 Mindhunter (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2017)
- Episode #1.3 (2017)
 2016 Ali and Nino
 2015/III Amy (Documentary)
 2013 Standard Operating Procedure (Documentary)
 2012 The Odyssey (Documentary short)
 2010 Senna (Documentary)
 2008/I My World (Short)
 2008 Trancity (Short)
 2008 Uneternal City (Documentary) (segment director)
 2007 Far North
 2005 The Return
 2002 The Sheep Thief (Short)
 2001 The Warrior
 1996 The Waiting Room (Short)
 1996 Wild West (Short)
 1994 Indian Tales (Short)
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Show Show Writer (10 credits)
Show Show Actor (4 credits)
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Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (18 credits)

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Spouse:

Victoria Harwood Kapadia  (1 child)
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I made three short films of my own which I wrote, produced, directed ... you did everything in those days. My favourite one was something I shot on VHS ... a little documentary. I used to live in Pillgwenlly and there was this old Italian Pizzeria that used to be there with a really amazing character who ran it. It was really just a starting point. You're only as good as what you've got to show, ... See more »

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Kapadia's documentary technique is to avoid the lazy trap of using a lot of talking heads, and instead to dig deep into the available archival material.

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