Ere GOWDA (1981, India) began his career as a security guard in Mysore. He worked at DWARKA, a non profit organization, as a videographer and archiver. He met Raam Reddy there and they later collaborated on short films. THITHI (2015), of which Gowda was screenwriter, won 14 awards around the world, including the Golden Leopard for best debut feature in Locarno. The BANGLE SELLER (2018) is his debut feature as director.