‘Brown Baby’ Selected For Sundance Screenwriters Lab
India-West Staff Reporter
PARK CITY, UT – At the ongoing Sundance Institute’s 2024 Screenwriters Lab, are Nikesh Shukla and Himesh Patel (co-writers) with Brown Baby.
The prestigious lab provides emerging artists with a creative and nurturing space to develop their first and second independent features. Out of over 3,400 submissions, 12 projects were selected.
Indian American Nikesh Shukla is a bestselling, award-winning screenwriter, and novelist, best known for the film Two Dosas, editing the essay collection The Good Immigrant, and writing the Spider-Man India miniseries for Marvel Comics. He has been chosen as one of Time magazine’s cultural leaders, Foreign Policy magazine’s 100 Global Thinkers, and The Bookseller’s 100 most influential people in publishing.
Himesh Patel is an Emmy-nominated British actor and writer. Having established himself on U.K. television from a young age, he broke into the film world with the lead role in 2019’s Yesterday and has since been seen in Tenet, Don’t Look Up, and the limited series Station Eleven.
Brown Baby is a tender, hilarious contemporary comedy-drama about the challenges of raising a mixed-race daughter in today’s polarized world. An interracial married couple who thought they had it all figured out learned that there are still plenty of difficult conversations they need to have with each other and with their daughter.