Bay Area Filmmakers in Person!
Snappy, sexy, and seriously modern, these three shorts series turn stereotypes about desis on their heads, and offer modern portraits of young South Asians in America. A pilot for a TV show, Shawn Parikh and Devanshi Patel’s Bad Indians is Will & Grace meets Catastrophe, and is a sassy comedy about the adventures of two codependent friends living and loving in Los Angeles. Brown Girls, the hit web series by Fatimah Ashgar and Sam Bailey which was recently picked up by HBO, offers a candid and sex-positive look at the life of two 20-something roommates in Chicago. Ik Jagait and Palvinder Jagait’s Bullet Bride (a South Bay production) takes the hackneyed arranged marriage plot and turns it into a roller-coaster ride full of surprises.
The program presents a few episodes from each of these series, introducing audiences to a whole new generation of talent, and offering snippets from storylines and characters that’ll keep you coming back for more. The screening will be followed by a conversation around the ongoing explosion of South Asian talent on the small screen and through web series.