Patrick Gilfether lives and works in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. He has travelled to Antarctica, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Nepal, Indonesia, China and the Czech Republic. Along the way he crashed a motorbike on a tropical isle, had his contacts stolen by monkeys, and spent twenty-three and a half hours in the Delhi airport. Gilfether holds a B.A. in Cinema Studies from Oberlin College and is interested in using film to explore systems of globalization.