Born to an Australian mother and an Indian father, Jon Kasbe spent most of his childhood traveling extensively. Growing up in this environment instilled in him a deep curiosity and desire to explore the world. He soon found documentary filmmaking to be a way to immerse himself in his travels and share discoveries with others.Read More
At only 29 years old Indian native Guneet Monga has already achieved widespread success. Her first big international film was the Academy Award nominated short KAVI in 2009. In 2013 The Hollywood Reporter voted ‘New Wave’ producer Monga one of the top twelve women achievers in the Global Entertainment Industry. She has paved the way for Indian cinema globally with her films premiering at prestigious festivals like Cannes, Sundance and Toronto. Two of her films, THE LUNCHBOX and MONSOON SHOUTOUT, were selected for screenings at the Cannes Film Festival in May of this year. During her ZFF MASTER CLASS Guneet Monga will talk about her occupation as a producer, as well as insight into the Indian film industry: How involved is she as a producer in the creative part of filmmaking? What are the cultural challenges in making Indian films? What are the difficulties of financing a film in India that is outside the Bollywood genre? How important are personal relationships in the industry in India and what are the differences to Hollywood? Guneet Monga will also analyze some clips from her film THE LUNCHBOX.