Sylvester Fonseca trained as a cinematographer at the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) graduating in 2013.  

His most recent and notable work includes the Netflix’s Sacred Games, an original eight-part crime drama based on a book by Vikram Chandra, that released worldwide on 6th July 2018 and Lust Stories which also released as a Netflix original earlier rousing a global audience. 

He has also completed work on much awaited feature film called 'Manmarziyan' directed by Anurag Kashyap and produced by Anand L Rai (Colour Yellow Productions).

His debut feature film Island City(2015) had its world premiere at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival as part of the Venice Days section. It has also been screened at various other prestigious film festivals. The film was commercially released in India in September 2016 garnering tremendous critical acclaim.