New York, NY, February 15, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Dosa Hunt is a short film by Amrit Singh featuring a diverse group of music-world friends -- Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij, Das Racist's Himanshu Suri and Ashok "Dapwell" Kondabolu, Yeasayer's Anand Wilder, Neon Indian's Alan Palomo, jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, and Stereogum's Executive Editor, Singh -- on a quest to find their hometown's best dosa. Set in Manhattan, Queens, and a van decorated like an Indian disco. The traditional South Indian crepe is delicious enough to make a movie about, though our heroes' journey also explores the shared and respective cultures of this vibrant group of NYC artists in the wilds of their city. Dosa Hunt is a snapshot of a transitional generation in America's immigrant/art experience, in hot pursuit of good food.
Dosa Hunt will be screened at the 2013 Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival on Saturday, March 2nd in the 2pm-5pm Screening Block at the Hotel Pennsylvania Globetrotter Ballroom, 401 Seventh Avenue, New York City.
Written, Directed & Produced by Amrit Singh
Directed, Edited & Produced by Sam Carroll
Edited & Produced by Zoe Schack
About Amrit Singh
Amrit Singh has served as Executive Editor of Stereogum.com for seven years, writing and producing the website into a leading voice in independent music. His video journalism has appeared on ABC, MTV, and Fuse. (He also served as Editor of the University of Wisconsin International Law Journal, and is a NY State Bar certified attorney, but please don't remind his father of this.) Dosa Hunt is his directorial debut.
Nice words about the film ...
"Sharply funny" -- Amos Barshad, New York Magazine
"part No Reservations, part Big Brother, part something smarter, with lots of laughs, something to learn, and -- naturally, given the company -- an amazing soundtrack." -- John Norris, Interview Magazine
"Five Out Of Five... Singh [has] the mark of a fanboy filmmaker not yet jaded by the Merchants Of Cool-hood of pop music." -- James Ramsay, Blackbook
The 2nd Annual Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival kicks off Thursday, Feb 28 with 3 days of screenings and after-parties. The event offers something for everyone, highlighting the dynamic range of storytelling the independent filmmaking community has to offer. Among the 58 films selected is a diverse mix of documentaries, shorts, features, animation, music videos and horror films from all over the world.
Winter Film Awards screenings will be held Thursday, February 28 – Saturday, March 2 at the Hotel Pennsylvania's Globetrotter Ballroom (401 7th Ave New York, NY 10001) in three screening blocks – 11am-2pm, 2pm-5pm and 5pm-8pm. The televised Awards Ceremony will take place Saturday March 2 at 9pm. WFA will host after-parties each night following the screenings – please check website for venues. Visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com for tickets, schedules, sponsors and details
Winter Film Awards' mission is to recognize excellence and diversity in cinema by nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them get recognition and contacts to break into a tough industry. They celebrate the crazy cultural mixture that is New York City, showcasing emerging filmmakers from every age, ethnic, racial, religious, cultural, political and geographic perspective. WFA prides themselves on their diverse collection of films and filmmakers, allowing the audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn't think to seek out. In addition to the festival, WFA hosts 4-6 events each year in NYC, including panel discussions, networking parties, a 48-Hour Film Challenge and other fun film-related events. Winter Film Awards is a registered New York State 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Winter Film Awards 2013 Independent Film Festival is proudly sponsored by Showbiz Café, FEARS Magazine and Footage Firm Royalty-Free Stock Footage, Final Draft the Industry Standard Screenwriting program and media sponsor ProductionHUB, Inc. (www.prohub.com) an online marketplace for broadcast TV, motion picture, pro video, live event, corporate & digital media production.