Fakhrul Arefeen Khan
Arefeen is one of the few pioneers who are working to save Bangla films from over the top punching bag dramas and action movies. During his education period in Jahangirnagar University Arefeen began to make his way to the independent film making in Bangladesh.
He entered into the film industry with his first documentary film Al Badar which wins the National Film Award 2011. It is also the recipient of a number of international awards. The film has also shown in the Commonwealth Film Festival, SARAC Film Festival and Ankara Film Festival. View Full Portfolio
Director of Photography
His filmography include Basu Chatterjee’s Hoechhe Ta Ki and Tok Jhal Mishti, Raja Sen’s Debipaksha, Laboratory, Teen Murti and Mou Bone Aaj, Bappaditya Bandopadhyay’s Sampradan, Silpantar, Devaki (Hindi), Kantatar, Kaal, Elar Char Addhyay and Nayika Sangbad, Ajay Sarkar’s Manush Bhoot, Swapan Saha’s Jabab Chai, Sneher Pratidan, Rajkumar, Olot Palot, Chaoa Paoa and Ei Prthibi Tomar Amar, Sankar Roy’s Sathi Amar and Krodh, Subhash Sen’s Aloy Phera and Aparadhi, Swapan Ghoshal’s Mahakaal and many more films. Besides, he has also shot a number of documentaries.
He won the BFJA Award for Best Cinematography for his outstanding work in Kantatar in 2006 blockbusters in Bengal. Much of Rana Dasgupta’s works had been screened at major international film festivals i.e. Stockholm International Film Festival, Montreal International Film Festival and Cairo International Film Festival.
Rana Dasgupta also shot quite a few daily soaps, television series and tele-films for major television channels like ETv, Zee Bangla and others.
His fascination with the tabla gradually propelled him towards various ethnic percussion. While learning to play this, he also trained in vocal music. His keen interest in music, eventually inclined him towards folk music of bengal and North Eastern India. Thus began his search for traditional folk songs which are vibrant, melodious and unanimous folk tunes that were always there unnoticed and unidentified.
In 1995, he is enrolled at Jadavpur University at the comparative literature department. In 1998 he gets armed with a research grant from India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore on “industrialisation and folk music”.
Dohar Website: http://www.doharfolk.com/
Chief Asst. Director
Sagir Mostafa is one of the most experienced film person in the team. He has been involved in film and theater since 1996. He has been play writer, director, actor, trainer and organizer of film and group theater. Both of the media is not only his profession, but also his passion and love.
He assisted internationally recognized and award winning legendary filmmaker Tanvir Mokammel in a number of great films including Chitra Ndir Pare (1997), Lal Salu (2002), Lalon (2004), Rabeya (2007) and Jiban Dhuli (2013). He also assisted another legendary filmmaker of Bangladesh Sheikh Niyamat Ali in Ami Nari (1995) and Shesh Dekha Shesh Noy (…).
He produced/ directed a number of documentary, promotional and awareness raising films including Rokkha Gola, Jajabor Bede, Kha Barir Oitijjo, Nilokshir Rowshon Ara, Loko Betar, Bad Jabena Keu and many more. He has been making TVC for more than 15 years.
Ekramul Kabir Shohan
He met all of his filmmaker and photographer friends while he was an activist of a student wing of a leftist political party in his university days. After finishing university degree Ekramul started his filmmaking career as the Production Manager in 2006 in order to understand the filmmaking process closely. He also worked as interpreter in his early career. Later he decided to concentrate on cinematography.
Ekramul collaborated as cinematographer in a documentary film on Rohingya refugees for Al Jazeera television network. Footage filmed by him also appeared in BBC and Channel 4 television of England.
He has worked as the cinematographer in few other documentary films. Now he has been working as cinematographer in two feature length documentary projects directed by Manzare Hasin, the pioneering documentary filmmaker of Bangladesh and internationally acclaimed photographer Saiful Huq Omi.
Arefin Pappu is an organizer of artists in Kushtia. He has been working with group theater in Kushtia since 2001. No doubt, mobilizing local art organization like group theater out of the capital is a very challenging task. However, since Kushtia has a great tradition of cultural activities, Arefin successfully has gone through.
He is the founder of the College Theater, a drama group based in Kushtia Government College. He is the secretary of Bodhon a Kushtia based group theater, also the Joint Secretary of Kushtia Sammilita Sangskritik Jote and the secretary of Shoilee Academy, a cultural group in Kushtia.
He worked as the Researcher and Production Manager in Hawker Ghor (2012), a documentary film by Fakhrul Arefeen. He also worked as the Line Producer in Arshinagar, a TV drama by Saidul Anam Tutul. He has done the primary research part of Bhubon Majhi in Kushtia through an extensive field work.
Shariful Islam Tamim
He studied network engineering. But soon he realized he is a dreamer and his true passion has always been in sketching ever since his childhood. He started working on Bangladesh’s famous Satire Monthly Magazine named “UNMAD” as well Panjeree publication and becomes a successful cartoonist and illustrator. Now he is working up to five years on Grey advertising as an Art director.
He discovered interest in Films from childhood. He always loved movies and was always fascinated by movie making. He started working as the Art Director in Bhubon Majhi, a film by Fakhrul Arefin Khan.
Syed Tanvir Morshed
He has been working in Channel-I for more than two years as an Event & Production Executive. There he is involved in the various Event & Production including Channel-I Sera Kontho 2008, Khude Gaanraz 2008 (Reality show). He also works with NTV and Banglavision.
In academic studies, he has completed his Masters from Jahangirnagar University in Anthropology. He has completed another Masters degree in Film & Media Studies from Stamford University, Bangladesh.
Tanvir is a film society activist. He worked in Jahangirnagar Student’s Film Society (JSFS) during his student life there and is involved in Independent Film Movement in Bangladesh.
SM Nazmul Haque
As a member of Dhaka University Film Society S.M Nazmul Haque Nayan had a lot of opportunity to get involved in a film orientation and enrich his knowledge of world films. He works with several television productions and subsequently, he got his chance to work with renowned German filmmaker Veit Helmer on his workshop film named Dingi produced by the German Cultural center.
After completing his Masters from the University of Dhaka in Bangla Literature, he worked as a Line Producer in Jalaler Golpo, produced by Impress Telefilm and directed by Abu Shahed Emon.
He worked as the Executive Producer in 22 short films produced by American Cultural Center. As a film society activist Nazmul is still learning, committing to prepare himself for a better scenario in Bangladeshi Film. He also works in the TVC making industry in Dhaka. He worked in a full length fiction film Gorkhodok directed by Tito Rahman.
Priti Elizabeth Rozario
She worked as the Costume Supervisor in the film Run, directed by Afsana Mimi, a legendary actress of Bangladesh. She also worked as Costume Supervisor in Bangladesh Government funded film Hodgsoner Bonduk, directed by Prasanta Adhikari.
She worked as the Costume designer in a short film Nadirar Din Ratri, directed by Mr. Shishir. She conducted the costume research in Ekattorer Chithi a docu-drama for Ekattor Television directed and produced by Aminul Akram.
Maruf has been working on film and media since 1998. Along with the Masters degree in Bangla Literature he has completed a Diploma Course on film making provided by Short Film Forum of Bangladesh. He also attended in several training and appreciation courses on film, media monitoring, communication and audio-visual content making in Bangladesh and abroad.
He is a screenplay writer since 2001. The major screenplays written by him are Cycle er Dana, by Nurul Alam Atiq, Priotomeshu (2009), Amar Bondhu Rashed (2011) by Morshedul Islam, Shesh Nayak by Oniket Alam (not completed), Cheep (2001) by Akram Khan. He achieved the Cine-Journalists’ Film Award as the Best Script Writer for Priyotomeshu (2009), the first digital film in Bangladesh.
He has also written some screenplays for television including Bhatghum by Akram Khan, Chithibaji, 21-er Chithi and Chuti by Morshedul Islam, Ekattorer Chithi by Aminul Akram. He conducted extensive research on legendary bauls of Bangladesh i.e. Bijoy Sarkar, Jalal Uddin Khan and Lalon and wrote TV program script for Bauliana, in 1999 for ETV.
He worked as the Local Producer for Taboo-6, produced by Beyond International for National Geographic TV in 2009 on Prostitution and Bede. He also worked as the Local Producer and Fixer for Bad Weather, a documentary film by Giovanni Giommi, an Italian filmmaker.
He directed a documentary film, Mandrita Kansat on the people’s movement for electricity and irrigation in Kansat, Chapai Nawabganj in 2006. He also directed some documentary film on climate change and some other awareness promotion.