Arun Bhattarai (Samtse, Bhutan, 1985) graduated from the first edition of Docnomads Joint Masters for which he was awarded a full Erasmus Mundus scholarship in Lisbon, Budapest and Brussels. Prior to this he was working at the Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) as a TV director for youth documentaries and TV programs for more than 5 years. He has established his own production company Sound Pictures dedicated to creative documentaries. He is one of the few independent documentary filmmakers in Bhutan. Arun Bhattarai's first feature length documentary The Next Guardian premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) in 2017 It has since been screened at major festivals, had theatrical releases and broadcasted around the world.