Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I WANT TO BE A DESI online at Bravo!

I Want To Be A Desi is now available online.  The complete film can be viewed at Bravo!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Desi 2 returns to Toronto

I Want To Be A Desi 2 returns to Toronto on Friday, April 13 at 4:30 pm as part of ReelWorld Film Festival. Desi 2 will preceed the feature, Arab Rap, and take place at the Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas 6 at 2190 Yonge Street (at Eglinton).

The lucky April 13 screening caps an award-winning three-year run which took the six-minute short from San Diego to Peterborough across North America.  Click for tickets.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Barrie Film Fest awards Desi

Late update: Last October, I Want To Be A Desi captured third place at the Barrie Film Festival north of Toronto. The award extends the list of victories at the Grand River (Kitchener-Waterloo) and Mississuaga Independent film festivals. Bravo will broadcast the award-winning film this year in Canada.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Desi returns to San Diego

San Diego Asian Film Festival loves Desi. After showing I Want To Be A Desi 2 almost exactly two years ago, the venerable SDAFF is unspooling I Want To Be A Desi on October 22 & 26 before the feature, Big In Bollywood. These screenings cap a busy month with Desi playing in screens in Toronto (FILMI) and Barrie.

Mr. Dasgupta (Jazz Mann) elated

Raj (David Yee) not so elated

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bride #2 (Tara Joshi) and Raj (David Yee) celebrate an addition to their young family

Desi invades southern Ontario in October

In October, I Want To Be A Desi hits southern Ontario in back-to-back screenings, first at the FILMI Toronto South Asian Film Festival then the Barrie Film Festival.

FILMI hosts the film on Saturday, October 1 at 4:00 pm at the Revue Cinema in west-end Toronto. Two weeks later north of Toronto, Desi hits the Barrie Film Festival Short Film Showcase & Awards Night on Saturday, October 15th at 6:30 pm.
The FILMI screening marks the second time Desi hits hometown screens. In July, The Mississauga Independent Film Festival played the comedy and awarded it Honourable Mention as best short.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Update: Second Desi screening added to New York's AAIFF

The Asian American International Film Festival in New York has added a second screening of the shorts program, A Day Less Ordinary, which includes I Want To Be A Desi. The encore screening takes place at the Clearview Chelsea Cinemas on Saturday, August 13, 2:00 pm.

The original screening for Friday, August 12, at 6:30 at the Clearview Chelsea Cinemas sold out. Director Allan Tong is offering a free pair of tickets to the Saturday screening on a first-come, first-served basis. To claim the tickets, click here.