Ripon Chowdhury

Ripon Chowdhury

Founder, Film Director

Hasnat is Film Closet’s founder and CEO and has overall responsibility for the running of the company day-to-day. His role focuses on implementing the company’s growth strategy while upholding best practice across the business’ service lines. He also looks after the client side from acquiring business to creative execution.

Hasnat started his career as a freelance photographer turned a cinematographer and subsequently a Filmmaker. His professional life began as a wildlife photographer at National Geographic (NAT GEO) in South Africa as trainee, after his graduation from University of Technology Sydney, Australia. That is where he first had a chance to operate a 16mm film camera for the first time as a clapper-loader. After NAT GEO, he worked with BBC as a photographer for more than three years and traveled around different parts of Europe, South and Southeast Asia and Africa. In 2007, he migrated in Sweden and settled in Stockholm where he started his carrier as commercial cinematographer. In 2008 he moved to Gothenburg to study IT and finished his third bachelor degree. Hasnat has now shot over ten short films, thirty TV drama, more than hundred commercials, several music videos, countless industrial & social documentaries, couple of feature length documentaries & one feature length film in india. He has work extensively in Europe predominantly Sweden, as well as Netherlands, UK, Germany, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, india, Indonesia and Bangladesh. His professional commitment is to fulfil the clients vision in a creative and compelling way that compliments the needs of the script.The choice of visual style is key whilst always being strategic and efficient to complete project on time, and on budget despite the adverse conditions of any situation. Hasnat is influenced by Conrad Hall, Roger Deakins, Christofer Doyle, Robert Richardson, Libatique, and several other Cinematographers. And when looking for new ideas to bring into a project, painters such as Rembrandt, Caravaggio and Vermeer light the way for their creativity. As for the camera and format choices, Hasnat believes that