Officially selected for the New York Indian Film Festival, British web series Three Shades of Brown will hold its World Premiere in the United States on Tuesday 6th May 2014, being shown in its entirety as a stand-alone 40-minute film. Receiving the good news before even the pilot episode was released, Creator Shai Hussain remarks.
“It’s great to see the faith that NYIFF holds for Three Shades, selecting to screen it even before we had a chance to prove there was an audience for such material.”
The film will be shown with English subtitles, due to feedback that one of the character’s Northern dialects was difficult to understand for the American ear.
Shai Hussain will be flying over to attend the festival, alongside one of the show’s stars, Omar Khan, and Associate Producer Hena Hussain. Executive Producer Pulkit Datta will also be in attendance, whose latest short film Acetate Diary was named one of the 12 must-see films at the Tribeca Film Festival 2014!
Three Shades of Brown stars the best of upcoming Brit-Asian talent: Omar Khan (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani), Muzz Khan (Four Lions) and Navinder Bhatti (the upcoming Amar Akbar & Tony). Featuring Lena Kaur (Hollyoaks) and cameos from BBC Comedy Awards finalist Tez Ilyas and founder of UK Asian, Poonam Joshi.
The series Executive Producer is Pulkit Datta, a US-based writer and filmmaker, who has in the past worked with Mira Nair. Shai Hussain previously wrote the successful radio plays Reality Check and the co-written Resolutions broadcast on BBC Asian Network and Til Jihad Do Us Part broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
Three Shades of Brown. Same colour. Different shit.
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