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With Dosa Hunt, Filmmaker Amrit Singh Emerges as Generational Voice

By Jim Luce, The Huffington Post

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.

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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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About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Posted on May 29, 2013, in Diversity in Film and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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