Soumitra Chatterjee is one of the greatest actors of the Indian silver screen. A recipient of the Dada Shaheb Phalke Award (the highest film honour bestowed in India) he has acted in 14 of Satyajit Ray’s films. He has received the ‘Officier des Arts et Metiers’, the highest award for arts given by the French government.
Arun Mukhopadhyay is a noted Bengali playwright, and thespian. He is associated with the theater group Chetana both as actor-director and playwright. He is the author of many plays including the classic Mārīch Sangbād. Other well-known plays include Jagannāth and Ramjātra. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor in 1979 for his role in the film Parashuram.
Poran Bandopadhay is a well known theatre and film actor. He has regularly worked with acclaimed directors like Aparna Sen and Sandip Ray. His recent important performances in films are Badshahi Angti and Goynaar Baksho.
Suman Ghosh is a National Award winning Indian filmmaker. He has made 4 feature films and one documentary film. He received his film training at Cornell University in New York. His first feature film “Footsteps”, starring Soumitra Chatterjee and Nandita Das won 2 National Awards in 2008. It was shown at numerous film festivals including Vancouver, Karlovy Vary and IAAC New York. His second feature film “Dwando”, also starring Soumitra Chatterjee, was a part of the Indian Panorama at IFFI Goa in 2009. His next feature film “Nobel Thief”, starring the Indian megastar Mithun Chakraborty was world premiered at the Busan IFF and was an official selection at the BFI, London Film festival. The film received the “Best Indian Film” award at the Bengaluru International Film Festival in 2012. His latest feature film “Shyamal Uncle Turns off the Lights” has had a warm reception from critics and audiences all over the world. It was world premiered at the Busan Film Festival in South Korea and had its North American Premiere at the MoMA, NY. It won the “Outstanding International Feature Award” at the ReelWorld Film festival in Toronto. It is being distributed in North America by Global Film Initiative.
He is currently completing his new feature film “Kadambari” starring Konkona SenSharma and Parambrata Chatterjee. It is based on the life of Rabindranath Tagore and his controversial relationship with his sister-in-law Kadambari Devi. Ghosh lives in Miami and divides his time between Miami and Kolkata.
Arindam Ghosh – Producer and Writer
Arindam’s goal is to produce micro budget films on Indian themes with a global appeal. His first film, Shyamal Uncle Turns off the Lights (www.shyamaluncle.com), directed by Suman Ghosh, has won international acclaim. It premiered at the Busan IFF and the Museum of Modern Arts, NY. It has been shown in numerous intentional film festivals including the Mumbai FF, Santa Barbara IFF, Freiburger Film Forum, Green Film Festival, Seoul, and the Indian film festival in Stuttgart, Germany. It won the award for outstanding international feature at the Reelworld IFF. Peace Haven is Arindam’s second film for which he has also penned the screenplay along with Suman Ghosh.
Pallavi Rastogi – Producer
Areendam Chanda – Producer
Tapas Ray – Producer
Colin Burrows – Executive Producer
Saubhik Das – Line Producer
Dipankar Chaki – Executive Producer & Sound Design