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Debu Bhattacharyya

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Sudeshna

Debu Bhattacharyya
Producer

His three favorite films:

Feature films: Forrest Gump, Casablanca and One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest Documentaries: Tintin and Me, Salvador Allende and Three Rooms of Melancholia

His advice for aspiring filmmakers:

Dare to dream and care to achieve.

Bio

Debu Bhattacharyya graduated from the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute of India in Kolkata, with a specialization in film direction and screenplay writing. Bhattacharyya also studied at the Université d’été (Summer University), at the FEMIS in Paris in 2005. A Charles Wallace Fellow, he was selected as India’s Best Young Screen Entrepreneur in 2007, and as a participating producer in EURODOC in 2009. His interests include facilitating an increase in documentary productions in India and the creation of a documentary production fund for Asian directors/producers. JOURNALS OF A WILY SCHOOL was the first documentary produced by his company, Theme Entertainment.

Sudeshna
Director

Her most inspirational food for making independent film:

Chocolate!

Bio

Sudeshna studied at the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute of India between 2002 and 2006, with a specialization in film direction and screenplay writing. Prior to that, she graduated with a degree in English literature from the University of Calcutta. JOURNALS OF A WILY SCHOOL was her first documentary outside of the film institute. She has since directed two other documentaries, Scotland in Kolkata and Fairytale Dreams. Currently she is writing a screenplay for a film she plans to direct in 2010-2011.

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