Anamitra Roy was born in 1988 in Bandel, West Bengal, India. Roy obtained his MA in Film Studies from Jadavpur University in 2010. He published one of his several alternative literary bulletin’s named ‘Byas’ in 2007. In 2008, Roy developed his collection of poems named ‘Shabdoprokriyakoron’. The format of this book is a benchmark of alternative publication in Bengal. Also in 2008, 'Little Fish Eat Big Fish', the first no-budget filmmakers' collaborative out of India, was born. 'Little Fish Eat Big Fish' took DIY Filmmaking in India to the next level. In 2010 direct to DVD releases of indie films were successful for the first time without aid from corporations or the mainstream film industry under the name of 'Five No-Budget Films'. Roy was the editor for the entire season and made his own short ‘Jean-Luc Godard Had No Script’ which gained popularity in the following years. The film was made for less than $10. ‘Memories... of a Dead Township' is Roy's latest short film that was literally made for $0. In 2012, Roy and Sriparna (his spouse) launched the crowdfunding campaign for their debut feature film named ‘Diamonds in the Sky’ which is widely known as 'The 0ne Rupee Film Project'. The project went on to create waves across India. It was the first time that a marginal film had a major following and buzz. Roy continues to focus his talents on his media to ensure that the story is told properly and professionally.
Hooghly Collegiate School