Sushmit Ghosh is an Academy Award nominated filmmaker and co-founder of Black Ticket Films, a production company invested in the power of storytelling. An IDA Courage Under Fire Honoree, Sushmit's films are recognised for their rigour of immersive, emotionally powerful storytelling. His feature documentary, WRITING WITH FIRE (2021) is India's first feature documentary to be nominated for an Oscar. WRITING WITH FIRE has played at over 200 festivals, won 40 awards and earned Grierson, IDA, PGA, Cinema Eye Honors nominations. Sushmit's work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, Tribeca, Chicken & Egg Pictures and Doc Society. Sushmit is also a mentor for labs and fellowships that focus on storytellers from underrepresented communities who are providing new narratives about the most pressing issues of our time. In his spare time, you’ll find him motorcycling and hiking through the Himalayas.