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ABOUT THE SHOW
INSOMNIA is a new dark comedy series about Nikhil - a queer, Indian American going through an identity crisis. When his aunt's medical bills begin to pile up, a chance encounter with a stranger introduces him to the world of escorting. Through these adventures, he explores his sexuality, experiences euphoria, deals with racism, and suffers with loneliness - all while trying to get a good night's rest!
Mental Health. Sexuality. Racism. Stereotypes. Grief.
These issues intersect many people's identities and have been in the forefront of our contemporary world. INSOMNIA explores bisexuality, gender, the escort experience, and more, all which rarely enter mainstream conversations.
CAST AND CREW
Directed by Michelle Cutolo
Executive Producers Milan and Dipali Goswami
Producer Neal Ludevig
Producer David Tao
Producer T. Zhang
Producer Scott Langley
Producer Denise Fisher
Billy Mason as Guy
Piyali Syam as Arpta
Sherz Aletaha as Samira
Devon Kolluri as Varun
Michaell Hull as Ethan
Christopher Romero Wilson as Manager
Shawlini Holbrook as Kaajal
Christian Sineath as Katie
Ross Neal as Jeff
Onkur Singh Dhindsa as Rakesh
Vick Krishna as Paul
Associate Producer Mauricio Marces
Director of Photography Michael Cerisano
1st Assistant Director Lina Lansky
1st Assistant Camera Operator Zanin Lindsay
Editor Aaron Duffy
1st AC Thomas Foy
1st AC Vishvak Prakkruth
1st AC Sam Schrag
Gaffer Nicolas Vallejo
Gaffer Vic Roxas
Grip Tommy Walters
Sound Mixer Allistair Johnson
Sound Mixer Sam Weiner
Sound Mixer Michael Moote
Production Designer Heliose Wilson
Art Assistant Marine Brun Franzetti
Art Assistant Jazmin Ali
Wardrobe Director Nicole Joy Pettis
Hair and Makeup Lily li
PA Charlie Kehler
Special Thanks to Vijay and Radhika Reddy, Saima Huq, Alex McSweeney, Leslie Schwartz, Kevin Kantor, and Jon Marcus
"Meet Vishaal Reddy, the creative genius behind a new dark comedy series, Insomnia"
"...Refreshing and revolutionary...the best thing Reddy does is to embrace his nuanced identity in a way that previous representations rarely do."
"Insomnia finds a hearty dose of laughs and sexuality to keep things entertaining, and Reddy injects Nikhil with enough charm and vulnerability to keep him relatable, even at his most neurotic."
"Vishaal Reddy is Telling a Different Indian-American Story with ‘Insomnia’"
"If you are looking for something that examines American culture and the world surrounding sex and sexuality in a humorous way you need to add Insomnia to your list"
"South Asians aren’t often painted as desirable,’ says Vishaal Reddy"
"You learn more about these characters in the short episodes than you do in many of the TV shows trending on Netflix."
"Raunchy Upcoming Mini-Series Insomnia Will Redefine South Asian Media Representation"
"Stage & Screen Stars Jenna Ushkowitz and Shoba Narayan to Read INSOMNIA TV Pilot in NYC"
Vishaal Reddy/ "I wrote Insomnia for those who feel like outsiders. I wrote Insomnia for those who are messy, funny, awkward, sad… but I most importantly wrote Insomnia for humans who need to feel seen and heard."
"Insomnia deals with a barrage of issues pertaining to questions of identity, but it does so with a humor and a style that makes it incredibly endearing."
"...a fresh and honest perspective on the millennial Indian American generation."
"The project takes us on a journey that is not conventionally seen within the South-Asian community and we love it"
"Vishaal Reddy’s ‘Insomnia’ gives a different perspective of Indian-Americans"