Son of late theatre-movie actor Jose Pellissery, Lijo Jose Pellissery is a leading figure among the young brigade of Malayalam filmmakers. With a theatre-film family background, Lijo started his career by making short films and was one of the finalists of the PIX Short Film Festival 2007. He directed his first feature Nayakan in 2010. Amen, his one of the most successful Malayalam movies released on 2013 was path-breaking in terms of its narrative style and treatment. His latest project was Angamaly Diaries, a black comedy cloaked within a gangster plot that revolves around the locale of Angamaly, in Ernakulam district, Kerala, India.