Sushmit Ghosh is an Academy Award nominated director-producer from India whose work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, Tribeca, Doc Society, SFF Film Fund, IDFA, The Bertha Foundation and the Finnish Film Foundation, among others. Sushmit is a 2021 IDA Courage Under Fire Award Honoree and a Sundance Fellow.
Five years in the making, Sushmit’s feature documentary debut, Writing With Fire, went on to become the first Indian feature documentary to be nominated for an Academy Award. Described by The Washington Post as “The most inspiring journalism movie – maybe ever”, the film has been a festival favourite winning 33 awards, an IDA and PGA Best Documentary nomination and played in over 150 festivals.
An award-winning cinematographer, Sushmit also co-founded Black Ticket Films, a production company invested in the power of storytelling. With a strong eye on social justice stories, Black Ticket Films’ award-winning slate of films are being used as advocacy, impact and education tools by institutions across the world. In his spare time, you’ll find Sushmit motorcycling and hiking through the Himalayas.