Biography

 

Priyankar Patra is a writer and filmmaker from Calcutta, India. He's currently Kolkata based.

Before Priyankar became a screenwriter, he was a journalist, working for The Telegraph, in Kolkata and found himself somehow hanging out on film sets. That prompted him to hone his skills by applying to Northwestern's MFA Writing program. In 2017, he was selected as a Television Academy intern where he worked for The Wolper Organization based at Warner Bros. 

His one-act play, One Ticket to America, has been produced by Chicago based theatre company, Nothing Without A Company, for their annual play festival in October 2018.

He's currently adapting Lal Bhatia's Indicting Goliath for television. Additionally, he's working as the Assistant Director for award winning Indian filmmaker, Aditya Vikram Sengupta's third feature film.