Vijay D. Varu


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Director/Producer/Story By
Film (Short)
Downward SebScene 97 & Colour Me In Productions
Film (Short)
833Scene 97
  • Education

    2003BA (Hons) Film & TV ProductionUniversity of Westminster

    About me

    I am a director/writer/producer and an alumni of BAFTA Crew & BFI Network X.

    I am also the founder of the production company 'Scene 97' under which my debut film '833' was produced.

    ‘833' has secured distribution deals with both Shorts International and Gaia, and they have both agreed to release the film worldwide.

    The film first premiered in London in 2016 and has since gone onto gain critical acclaim.

    -Winner - SBE’s Hamilton (New York) International Film Festival - Adam ‘The Hammer’ Heck - Strong As Heck - Inspirational Filmmaker Award (2017)

    -Winner - London Independent Film Festival - Best UK Short Film (2018)

    -Winner - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Audience Choice Award (2016)

    -Winner - Accolade Film Competition - Merit Award (2016)

    -Finalist -  Stage 32 Film Competition (2016)

    -Nominated - Best Comedy - Portsmouth International Film Festival (2016)

    -Official Selection - London International Short Film Festival (2016)

    -Official Selection - Walnut Creek International Short Film Festival (2017)


    -Official Selection - Middlebury New Filmmakers International Film Festival (2017)


    -Official Selection - New Filmmakers LA  (sponsored by the likes of DreamWorks) (2017)

    I am British born and from Indian descent. I was brought up in London, where I was able to take the opportunity to explore a vast array of diverse cultures and enrich my knowledge of life stories.

    A graduate in BA(Hons) Film & Television Production from the University of Westminster.

    I am currently developing more projects under ‘Scene 97’ and our mission statement for the company is: "We are a production company that strives to produce great stories through the medium of film, while placing audience experience at the heart of what we do."

    Additional Information

    BAFTA Crew & BFI Network X Alumni


    Upon Request

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 1 to 3 years
    Experienced in
    • Business
    • Comedy
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (Short)
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (Short)
    • Music Promo
    • Television
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Hindi
    • Indian, other