Arun Karthick is an independent filmmaker based in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Self-taught, he began producing and directing short films at the age of 17. His debut feature Sivapuranam/The Strange Case of Shiva premiered in the Bright Future section of International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2016. His second feature Nasir received the Hubert Bals Fund for Script and Project Development and the NFF+HBF Co-production fund. The film competed for the Tiger award at IFFR 2020 and won the NETPAC award for the Best Asian Film and went on to be screened in numerous festivals including New Directors/New Films by MoMA, American Film Institute, New Horizons, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Taipei International Film Festival, We Are One Global Film Festival, and won the Grand Prix in Andrei Tarkovsky Zerkalo Film Festival in Russia. Arun is currently working on his third feature, a village drama set in his hometown.