NICE WORDS ABOUT THE FILM New York Magazine: "Sharply funny" Huffington Post: "With DOSA HUNT, Filmmaker Amrit Singh Emerges as Generational Voice" Interview 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" BlackBook: "Five Out Of Five... Singh [has] the mark of a fanboy filmmaker not yet jaded by the Merchants Of Cool-hood of pop music." Hyphen Magazine: "Frankly, the peek at this brotherhood may be even more appealing than the food." Times Of India: "‘Dosa Hunt’ is more than just a
search for New York’s best dosa. It’s a short film about the Indian
community’s growth and search for
cultural roots in the US."
ABOUT DOSA HUNTDOSA 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. The delicious traditional South Indian crepe has earned this long-overdue cinematic closeup. But our our heroes' journey -- bantering in an Indian disco van, eating their way through the restaurants and grocery stores of Manhattan and Queens -- also explores the shared and respective cultures of this vibrant group of NYC artists in the wilds of their city. Called “sharply funny” by New York Magazine, “part No Reservations, part Big Brother part something smarter” by Interview Magazine, and “a short film about the Indian community’s growth and search for cultural roots in the US” by The Times Of India, DOSA HUNT is a snapshot of a transitional generation in America's immigrant/art experience, in hot pursuit of good food. Set to a killer soundtrack.
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.) The Huffington Post called him a "generational voice" and "a global citizen to watch," which is not bad. DOSA HUNT is his first film. (Full bio.)
Written, Directed & Produced by Amrit Singh Directed, Edited & Produced by Sam Carroll Edited & Produced by Zoe Schack
If you, or someone you love, attends the University of Maryland, please come to a special event: On Thursday 9/26 I will lecture, and screen DOSA HUNT, at McKeldin Library. This will be followed by a proper dosa + dancing afterparty, held in Dorchester Lounge. Compliments of UMD and the Global Communities council. Educational! Come through — details here.
Dearest Europe: DOSA HUNT goes international for our European premiere, at Helsinki, Finland’s FLOW Festival. Fin-ally! (You get it.) We screen Saturday 8/10 and Sunday 8/11. Kraftwerk and Searching For Sugarman will be playing also, which is major. Here is info on FLOW’s selected films, and FLOW’s DOSA page for detailed info on our screening times.
San Francisco, we loved you so much last time that we are coming back to you: DOSA HUNT will screen as an official selection of the Asha Film Festival on Saturday, August 24th. Here is a full list of the festival’s films. There are so many good places to get dosa in SF, so go get some, come watch, make a day of it.
This weekend I was on KCRW’s Good Food with Evan Kleiman, describing dosa to the NPR set. Everyone got along beautifully! (Also, after the interview Evan and KCRW launched their own hunt on Instagram, with this page pulling all #dosahunt-tagged photos. So much love.)