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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.
"...Refreshing and revolutionary...the best thing Reddy does is to embrace his nuanced identity in a way that previous representations rarely do."
"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"
"...a fresh and honest perspective on the millennial Indian American generation."
"Laced with dark humour, this show weaves in conversations around racial discrimination, mental health, sex work, cultural appropriation and queer loneliness."
"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."
"You learn more about these characters in the short episodes than you do in many of the TV shows trending on Netflix."
“Insomnia has quickly become a-don’t-miss web series and an important source of adding shade and color to what can seem like black and white issues"
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."
"Vishaal Reddy is Telling a Different Indian-American Story with ‘Insomnia’"
"A Bi Sex Worker's Life Is Explored in a Darkly Comedic New Show"
"Vishaal Reddy not losing sleep over role in ‘Insomnia’"
"Meet Vishaal Reddy, the creative genius behind a new dark comedy series, Insomnia"
"South Asians aren’t often painted as desirable,’ says Vishaal Reddy"
"New Miniseries Insomnia Set to Premiere Wednesday, June 5, 2019"
"Raunchy Upcoming Mini-Series Insomnia Will Redefine South Asian Media Representation"
"The project takes us on a journey that is not conventionally seen within the South-Asian community and we love it"
The BiCast Podcast with Vishaal Reddy
"'Insomnia' : A peek Into the life of a queer, desi escort"
"Bianculli's Best Bet: Insomnia"
"Vishaal Reddy’s ‘Insomnia’ gives a different perspective of Indian-Americans"
"Stage & Screen Stars Jenna Ushkowitz and Shoba Narayan to Read INSOMNIA TV Pilot in NYC"
"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."
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CAST AND CREW
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