Guru Media was established in 2008 by S. Byamba and Ts. Ariunaa.
Guru Media aims to create internationally visible and sustainable Mongolian films. We focus on the production of feature films and creative documentaries for worldwide distribution and contributing to the development of the local film industry. Over the past decade, we've created 3 feature films and have collaborated on ___ international productions.
Guru Media‘s mission is promoting the artistic creativity equally with projects that have potential to sustain the company. We also contribute to the development of young, emerging filmmakers through grants and workshops.
Born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Byamba Sakhya (Byambaa Sakhiya) graduated from the All Russian State Film Institute – VGIK as a cinematographer. He is a documentary and fiction filmmaker with a long record of collaboration on international film productions. His documentary “Passion” (2010) won top prizes at film festivals in Asia, the Americas, and Europe; his first feature, Remote Control, the winner of the Prince Claus Film Fund Award was supported by the Hubert Bals Script Development Fund and by the World Cinema Fund. “Remote Control” premiered at the 18th Busan IFF and received the New Currents Award. He is also the President of the Altan Khalis Association which organizes the underground film festival Altan Khalis annually.
Ariunaa Tserenpil is a producer with extensive knowledge & experience in film production. Her career in film started in 1996 as a production manager of the internationally acclaimed film “State of Dogs" by Peter Brosens. She has served as Executive Director of the Arts & Culture Program of the Mongolian Foundation for Open Society (Soros Foundation) and the Arts Council of Mongolia, which she also founded in 2002. She co-founded Guru Media in 2008, produced Passion (2010) and Remote Control (2013) by Byamba and was Executive Producer of The Bigger World (2018) directed by Fabienne Berthaud. She was a member of the international competition jury of the Fribourg International Film Festival in 2018.