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Bibhusan Basnet & Pooja Gurung


Based in Kathmandu, Bibhusan Basnet and Pooja Gurung are duo directors who have been working together for the past six years. Bibhusan is a self taught musician who has scored music for various plays, short films and feature films alongside collaborations with bands and solo artists in Nepal. While, Pooja worked in a number of television stations as producer/presenter, directing a gamut of music videos and TV commercials before committing to films. Both of them are trained actors and have delved in theatre and films respectively.


The duo collaborated on their first short film Changa in the year 2008 with Pooja directing and Bibhusan writing and scoring for the film. Since then, the duo has been co-writing/directing documentaries and music videos together.

The Contagious Apparitions of Dambarey Dendrite made in the year 2013 was their first short film as co-directors which was screened at several film festivals across the world including Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Tampere Film Festival, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur among others. It also won the ‘Golden Comma’ for Fiction at the Alpavirama South Asian Short and Documentary Film Festival organized by the National Institute of Design, India.


The Whole-Timers will be their first feature film.


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