PARTHO SEN-GUPTA is a film writer and director. He was born in Mumbai. He worked as Art Director and Production Designer on feature films, TV series and commercials in India. He then studied Film direction at the FEMIS in Paris. His first feature film, LET THE WIND BLOW (Hava Aney Dey) premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and at various international film festivals. It was screened at the MoMA, NYC and at the Gungenheim, Berlin.
His second feature film SUNRISE (Arunoday) premiered at the Busan IFF and since screened at 2015 Tribeca, Munich, BFI London, Sitges, Sydney FF etc. It won the Best Film and the Best Cinematography Awards at the 2015 Durban Film Festival, Black Tulip for Best Film at the Imagine Film festival and a Honorable Jury Mention at the Munich Film festival. It was nominated at the Asia-Pacific Screen Academy Awards. It received excellent reviews from critics worldwide.
His new film project SLAM (produced by Invisible Republic, Sydney) set in Sydney is selected for the CineMart 2016 at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam and 2016 Berlinale Co-Production Market of the Berlin International Film Festival 2016. It received story development support and production investment from Screen Australia and is now in pre-production. Adam Bakri (Omar) and Rachael Blake (Sleeping Beauty, Lantana) are cast to play the main roles.
He now lives and works in Sydney, Australia.