Writer director Shai Hussain’s satire on cultural identity, ‘Three Shades of Brown’, has won over audiences and critics alike as well as one of the world’s biggest platforms for independent creative talent of South Asian extraction.
The web-series will have its World Premier at the prestigious New York Indian Film Festival on Tuesday (06 May) with Hussain and his team set to screen a 40-minute stand-alone film of the series.
‘Three Shades of Brown’ follows best friends Harry and Ravi who move to London – the former through necessity the latter due to his rather unfortunate romantic circumstances – where they settle in a flat owned by Nas.
The three men come with their own unique personality traits – one’s a “Rude Boy”, one a “Freshie” and the third a “Coconut” – and plenty of baggage.
Cue plenty of outrageously funny personality clashes between a South Asian man trying to be a Jamaican, a new migrant trying to fit in and the brown man who thinks he’s a white man.
The series stars an impressive line-up of up and coming British Asian talent, including the freakishly tall Muzz Khan, who helped develop the unforgettable ‘Four Lions’, ‘Cloud 9’ star Omar Khan and Navinder Bhatti playing the three central characters.
The supporting cast includes comedian Tez Ilyas and Poonam Joshi, the Managing Editor of this website.
Hussain, the man behind a string of acclaimed radio plays including BBC Radio 4’s ‘Til Jihad Do Us Part’, said: “It’s great to see the faith that NYIFF holds for Three Shades, selecting to screen it even before we had a chance to prove there was an audience for such material.”
Hussain will be joined in the Big Apple by sister – and Associate Producer – Hena Hussain, actor Omar Khan and the series’ Executive Producer Pulkit Datta.
– For timings and updates, visit www.threeshadesofbrown.co.uk