Wregas Bhanuteja was born in Jakarta. He went to Jakarta Institute of Arts with a film-directing major. His first short film LEMBUSURA (2014) was selected at the Berlinale 2015. His short PRENJAK (2016) won the Leica Cine Discovery Prize for Short Film in 2016 Cannes Film Festival Critics' Week. In 2018, he joined TorinoFilmLab to develop his first feature film. His latest short, NO ONE IS CRAZY IN THIS TOWN (2019) was selected for multiple film festivals, including the Open Doors Screenings at Locarno FF.