Paramita Nath was born in Shillong, the quaint capital city of Meghalaya in India’s northeast where she grew up. In 1996, she moved to St. John’s, Newfoundland, to pursue studies in music (piano) at Memorial University of Newfoundland. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Music she moved to Toronto in 2000 spending the next few years studying music under concert pianist Andrew Burashko. Also being a painter, Paramita was interested in understanding the boundaries that connect and separate different art forms. This curiosity led her to explore modern dance, choreography, visual arts and film. In 2007, Paramita received an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts at York University, Toronto. As part of her graduate work, Paramita made her first documentary film entitled Journey into the Creative Process. The film explores creativity and the creative process by looking at Art of Time Ensemble, one of Toronto’s most innovative and interdisciplinary chamber music ensembles, featuring dancer/choreographer Andrea Nann, filmmaker Peter Mettler and Andrew Burashko.
In 2006-07, Paramita worked under the mentorship of documentary filmmaker Larry Weinstein (Rhombus Media) where she worked on the development of the documentary feature Inside Hana’s Suitcase (CBC). In 2008-09 Paramita worked as an Associate Producer and Writer at Xenophile Media, a production company based in Toronto, working on Interactive New Media projects including Inside Hana’s Suitcase Online for CBC and Empire of the Word Online for TVO. Paramita was also a recipient of the 2008 CFTPA Telefilm Producer Trainee award.
FOUND is Paramita’s debut short film.
Paramita is currently setting up her own production company in Toronto while developing a documentary project set in India.