Ekta Mittal, co-founded Maraa, a media and arts collective in Bangalore (www.maraa.in). She works closely with community radio and creative practices around public spaces as a practitioner, researcher and facilitator. She has been making films around labour, migration and cities. She worked as a co-director on the Tin Sheets project since 2009. In 2014, she took a solo journey, following some workers back to their villages and has been working on Birha since then.
Yashaswini BR, , recently completed her MA in Sound Art and Design (IED) at the Royal College of Arts, London and is currently working on independent film and sound projects. She worked as a co-director on the Tin Sheets project from 2009-2014. www.yashaswini.in
Paromita Dhar, has shot all the films under the Behind the Tin Sheets project. She has also directed her own documentary on Bangladeshi immigrants living in Madrid called In Between. She is currently working her own fiction screenplay and shooting for Birha. http://paromitadhar.com
Amith Surendran, is a cinematographer and photographer for several award winning documentary films produced in India. He has done camera work for Distance and Birha, under the Tin Sheets Project. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5486573/
Abhro Banerjee, has edited all the films under the Tin Sheets projects and will be editing Birha as well. He has edited several award winning documentaries and feature films in Bengali, Hindi and other languages.
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, operates between artistic practice and research, living between Kolkata, Mumbai, Berlin and The Hague. Focussing on sound as a primary medium, Chattopadhyay has a PhD in sound studies and artistic research from the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University. He dislikes earplugs, and his favorite music is listening to a city by the window, day in and day out. http://budhaditya.org/
Christopher Burchell, was the sound designer for Distance. Having formally studied painting, he has been exploring sound as a medium of art for the last 15 years. In 2017, he was awarded the National Film Award for Best On Location – Sound Recordist for ‘Remembering Kurdi’. In 2014 he won the MIFF National Award for Best Sound for ‘Have You Seen The Arana’. Currently, he works with location recording and sound post-production documentaries, short films and television, and is finishing illustrating his first graphic story.
Jasdeep Singh, is a translator and software engineer based in Chandigarh. He curates Parchanve, a blog on translated Punjabi poetry. He has worked as an additional dialogue writer and translator for the critically acclaimed Punjabi films, Annhe Ghore Da Daan and Chauthi Koot. He likes creative non-fiction, miniature painting, documentary photography and slow cinema. He is translating Shiv Kumar Batalvi’s poems for Birha.
Kiran Rajhans, is currently finding her way around in the world of visual media. She has worked on mathematical mappings for the ease of understanding physical systems. She helped design a magnetic pendulum and also sampled data to determine mating choices of female crickets. She screened obscure films in her Institute and organized short film contests and rooftop movie screenings. She is the production assistant for Birha.