Writer, Director, Editor

Bengaluru Campus, faculty

Arvind Sastry

Writer, Director, Editor

Arvind Sastry is the youngest filmmaker to have received the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Original Screenplay, which he won for his debut film, KAHI (2016). The film was also screened at the 9th Bengaluru International Film Festival. It was one of the first Kannada films to stream on Netflix. His second film, ALIDU ULIDAVARU (2019), went on to complete 100 days of the theatrical run before the COVID-19 lockdown shut down theatres. The film is currently streaming on Amazon Prime and has garnered a good following. Arvind’s third film is titled, DASARA, and it is currently in post-production.

Arvind has completed shooting his fourth film (title not announced yet) in June 2022.

In October 2022, he completed shooting a web series titled, PRIMETIME WITH THE MURTHYS; produced by Estrella Stories for Viacom18-MTV India.

Arvind heads the production house Boiled Beans Pictures and has served as an Assistant Professor (Film Direction Department) at LV Prasad College of Media Studies, Bengaluru. He has also served as a Visiting Faculty for film students at St. Joseph’s College, Bengaluru, and Tent Cinema, Bengaluru. He was a Jury Member for the Asian Cinema Competition category of the 13th Bengaluru International Film Festival.