The Filmmakers


Amitabh Joshi

Amitabh Joshi is a director and cinematographer. As an MFA candidate he was nominated for a Student Academy Award in 2012 for his film Wonder Welders. Amitabh was awarded the Princess Grace JustFilms Grant in 2012, The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation grant in 2013, and Center for Asian American Media Documentary Fund in 2014.  Tashi’s Turbine, his first feature length documentary film, has been screened at festivals world wide, premiered on PBS’s The WORLD Channel, and is available for educational distribution through Documentary Educational Resources (DER). Amitabh has worked as a cinematographer for Art21 and numerous documentaries across the globe. In 2016 Amitabh Joshi was accepted into Lincoln Center Film Society’s Artist Academy at the 2016 New York Film Festival where he received mentorship and was recognized for his work in the field thus far. Amitabh served as co-producer and co-cinematographer on the documentary feature  A Little Wisdom which had its US Premiere at The SxSW film festival in 2018. 


Erik Spink

Erik Spink has worked in film, television, and multimedia for the past decade predominately in non-fiction storytelling. Erik produced Amitabh Joshi’s documentary feature film, Tashi’s Turbine that premiered in 2015 and was broadcast on PBS’s The WORLD Channel. In 2016 Erik was the recipient of the A&E Indie Films Grant at the Paley Center For Media Documentary Pitch Forum for his forthcoming documentary Hart Island. In 2017, Erik was an Impact Partners Producers fellow. In 2018, Erik was awarded for excellence in documentary film by The Bronx Council On The Arts.