Ostin Fam is a visual medium afictionado and aspiring storyteller. His work seeks to elevate underserved narratives, but rather than attempting to capture the existential pain that comes with underrepresentation, he tries to hone in on the specifics of experience. The notion of cultural fluidity has become a focal point in his work; how we reconcile our identities in different lands with different customs. Born and raised in Vietnam, Ostin Fam attended Wesleyan University where he earned a BA in Film Studies and a minor in East Asian Studies. In addition to graduating with high honors, he was the recipient of the Steven J. Ross Prize, awarded to the best senior film thesis. Currently working in New York, he is a member of Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective and a recipient of IFP Marcie Bloom Fellowship in Film.
Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma (Poet)
Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma is a widely traveled Nepalese / Indian poet and journalist. He travels extensively to read his works and conduct creative writing workshops at universities across the US and Europe, but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home. He is the poet laureate of Nepal.