Kaizad Gustad is an author, filmmaker, traveller, and a photographer. Born in Bombay, he grew up in a village in India where the open-air family cinema was his first classroom. He finished school in Australia and went on to study film at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in New York.
He has written and directed more than 20 short films and four feature films. His last short film Lost & Found won the Kodak International Short Film of the Year Award. He wrote and directed one of India’s first English language independent films, Bombay Boys. It was nominated for the Best Film Award at Verzaubert, Berlin.
His second film as writer and director was Boom, starring Amitabh Bachchan. His third film, Bombil & Beatrice, was an international film in English. His most recent film, Jackpot, a crime caper set in Goa, was released in theatres in India and abroad.
He is the author of two books, Of No Fixed Address, a collection of short stories, and The Road to Mandalay, a pictorial on his assorted travels.
He lives in Mumbai with his wife Alexandra and sons, Zahaan and Zakary.