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I’d love to make a film in India: Emmy winner Anthony Wonke

Anthony Wonke

Emmy and triple Bafta-winning director Anthony Wonke says he would love to make a film in India, and is just waiting for the right story. "I have made some short films in India and completely love the country. I've also worked with Indian film crews who are brilliant but, yes, I'd love to make a film in India. I just need to find the right story,” he said.

Wonke's latest work includes a documentary about Scotch whisky icon Johnnie Walker, titled The Man Who Walked Around The World. It is an independent feature documentary that aims at exploring the global cultural impact of the whisky over a 200-year journey that started in a grocery shop.

He has previously helmed the 2015 British documentary film on Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, titled Ronaldo. He released the theatrical Ronaldo with Universal Pictures and Being AP with BBC Films. Ronaldo is an intimate and definitive portrait of the player, voted the world's best football player. Being AP is the extraordinary story of AP McCoy, who through obsessive dedication to his sport and heroic disregard of injuries, has become the most successful jump jockey of all time, as he starts to contemplate retirement. The film received its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Wonke in 2016 was the executive producer on the Oscar nominated short Watani: My Homeland. The documentary of 40-minute duration is the story of a family's escape from the Syrian Civil War and their attempt to start a new life in Germany. His project The Director and The Jedi is a feature documentary following the director Rian Johnson and his experience of directing the latest Star Wars film.