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"...Insomnia Is Funny, Important, Timely, and You Should Watch It"

Caemeron Crain, 25 YEARS LATER

 

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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 

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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

...AND

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

 

PRESS

"Meet Vishaal Reddy, the creative genius behind a new dark comedy series, Insomnia"

-  Avani Thakkar, ELLE INDIA

"...Refreshing and revolutionary...the best thing Reddy does is to embrace his nuanced identity in a way that previous representations rarely do."

 - Proma Khosla, MASHABLE

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"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."

- David Reddish, QUEERTY

"Vishaal Reddy is Telling a Different Indian-American Story with ‘Insomnia’"

- Lakshmi Gandhi, THE TEAL MANGO

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"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"

- Katherine Kleffner, THE NERDY GIRL EXPRESS

"You learn more about these characters in the short episodes than you do in many of the TV shows trending on Netflix."

Sharan Dhaliwal, BURNT ROTI

"New Miniseries Insomnia Set to Premiere Wednesday, June 5, 2019"

- Guest Editor, THE HYPE MAGAZINE

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"Raunchy Upcoming Mini-Series Insomnia Will Redefine South Asian Media Representation"

Aaron Mok, ASAMNEWS

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"Stage & Screen Stars Jenna Ushkowitz and Shoba Narayan to Read INSOMNIA TV Pilot in NYC"

- TV News Desk, BROADWAY WORLD

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."

 

- Samantha Riedel, THEM.US

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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"

- Anubhuti Kumar, BROWN GIRL MAGAZINE

"Laced with dark humour, this show weaves in conversations around racial discrimination, mental health, sex work, cultural appropriation and queer loneliness.

- Chintan Girish Modi, MEDIUM

"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."

- Caemeron Crain, 25 YEARS LATER

"...a fresh and honest perspective on the millennial Indian American generation."

- Zofeen Maqsood, THE AMERICAN BAZAAR

"The project takes us on a journey that is not conventionally seen within the South-Asian community and we love it"

- VEYLEX

"Vishaal Reddy’s ‘Insomnia’ gives a different perspective of Indian-Americans"

- Staff Writer, NEWS INDIA

"Bianculli's Best Bet: Insomnia"

- David Bianculli, TV WORTH WATCHING

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