NICE WORDS ABOUT THE FILM New York Magazine: "Sharply funny" 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." Huffington Post: "Amrit Singh's freewheeling short film" is "a laid-back hipster's approach to Indian cuisine." 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. DOSA HUNT is a snapshot of a transitional generation in America's immigrant/art experience, in hot pursuit of good food.
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. (Full bio.)
Written, Directed & Produced by Amrit Singh Directed, Edited & Produced by Sam Carroll Edited & Produced by Zoe Schack
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