With Dosa Hunt, Filmmaker Amrit Singh Emerges as Generational Voice
The closing gala for this year’s New York Indian Film Festival (HuffPo), held in a banquet hall above NYU’s Skirball Auditorium, was alive with artists, actors, filmmakers, and thinkers with work clearly committed to making the world better – and celebrating the illuminating power of film. I was fortunate to strike up a conversation with a young man I’d seen onstage earlier in the evening, bowing with the rest of the festival’s filmmakers, now adroitly making his way through a roomful of conversations.
Amrit Singh is your average Queens-born Indian-American: musician, Law Journal editor, corporate securities litigator, and executive editor of the influential indie music website Stereogum.com. Also filmmaker. Credit: Laura June Kirsch.
“So, are you famous in some way that I should know?,” I asked tongue-in-cheek. He gracefully demurred, though within moments we were locked in a conversation about his intriguing personal history — as a musician, an International Law Journal editor, a corporate securities litigator, the executive editor of the influential indie music website Stereogum.com, an occasional television commentator, and not least, a Queens-born Indian-American. I was fascinated to learn how all these roles culminated in his moment here as a first-time filmmaker, having written, directed, produced, and appeared in the celebrated short film Dosa Hunt.
I was taken back by the breadth of his background and how well he could articulate it. I was also impressed by his film’s charming tagline: “The Greatest Hunt For South Indian Food In NYC Ever Committed To Film!” I promised to watch, but not before hearing more from its creator, Amrit Singh, himself.
Read the full article on The Huffington Post
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Posted on May 29, 2013, in Diversity in Film and tagged Amrit Singh, Dosa Hunt, Independent Film, New York Indian Film Festival, NYC Independent Filmmakers, Winter Film Awards. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.