Arindam Ghosh is a filmmaker specializing in micro-budget films on Indian stories with a global theme. His first film, Shyamal Uncle Turns off the Lights, was world premiered at the Busan International Film Festival and in the US, it was premiered at the Museum of Modern Arts in NY and was also shown at the Smithsonian. It won the award of Outstanding International Feature at the Reelworld Film Festival. His second film, Peace Haven, won the prestigious Script Development Award from the Asian Cinema Fund and was on Netflix. More recently he has played one of the leads in Once Upon a Time in Calcutta, which was world premiered at the Venice International and has been shown at numerous festivals in the US including the DCSAFF, DCIFF, NYIFF and LAIFF winning numerous awards. Arindam is also the co-Artistic Director of Ebong TheatriX, a theater group in the DC area, which he co-founded in 2014. He has been performing since he was eight with his formal training in theater from Jadavpur University, India. He continued his interest in theater after immigrating to the U.S. and has been an active member of the South Asian theater community in the US for the last twenty years. He has written, directed, and acted in more than fifty productions and has performed at numerous theater festivals all over the US and in India including the Nandikar National Theater festival. His most recent production, Five Grains of Rice, which he wrote and co-directed has won critical acclaim and has been shown at various festivals including the Silver Spring One Act festival.