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Rezwan Shahriar Sumit

Rezwan Shahriar Sumit


Scriptwriter, Film Director


Sumit was born and raised in Bangladesh's boisterous capital Dhaka. City Life, his first short, earned him a place at the Berlinale Talents in 2008. Then, he went on to study at the Graduate Film Program of New York University as a Tisch Fellow. There he produced Barbara Cigarroa's acclaimed short Dios Nunca Muere which played at NYFF, AFI Fest, Palm Springs and Kurzfilmtage Winterthur. His first feature screenplay 'The Salt in Our Waters' was awarded France’s CNC Aide aux cinémas du monde, TFL Audience Design Fund, Bangladesh’s national film grant and the Spike Lee Fellowship.

Sumit’s second feature script 'A New Prophet' was awarded Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s $100K production grant in 2017. The project is also backed by IEFTA and Film Bazaar CPM. He is currently developing it at Film Independent’s year-long Global Media Makers program.

company profile

mypixelstory is an emerging boutique studio based out of Dhaka, Bangladesh. We specialize in cutting edge cinematic content. Our shorts have traveled to NYFF, AFI Fest, Copenhagen and Cinekid for Professionals. 'The Salt In Our Waters' is our first foray into feature filmmaking. It is a co-production with France's ARSAM International. Our second feature project 'A New Prophet' is a science fiction set in Dhaka which focuses on the convergence of VR and spirituality. We also produced Bangladesh's first stereoscopic 3D VR film titled 'Made in Venice' with financing from Film Independent. More VR and transmedia stories are in the pipeline.