Author: Sim Dhugga

Brown Geeks Spotlight – Devanshi

For this week’s Brown Geek Spotlight, we spoke to artist Devanshi (or as many of you know her, @devanshei ) to discuss how she broke into the industry and her hopes and dreams for her career.  How did you break into the industry? I am currently an animator and artist in entertainment and media! Prior to art school, I didn’t know anyone in this industry and I didn’t really have any clue about ...

Brown Geek Spotlight: Ritesh Rajan

For this week’s Brown Geek Spotlight we spoke to actor/performer Ritesh Rajan (Definition Please, Stitchers, Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures, Russian Doll, The Jungle Book) about his journey in Hollywood thus far.  From Mighty Morphin Power Ranger Fan to Performer “Performance for me started at a really young age. I was doing as many musicals and play productions as possible in elementary,...

When the Nale Ba Knocks, Don’t Answer the Door

Western culture is full of references and content about witches. From Sabrina to Charmed to American Horror Story to even Game of Thrones. Well the world of Indian folklore and mythology also has its own variety of witches and today we will focus on Nale Ba.  Nale Ba (or Naale Baa) translates to “come tomorrow” in Kannada and hails from folklore that ran rampant in Bangalore (before Bangalore offi...

The Horror That Kept Me Sleeping With A Nightlight

Horror. The thing that goes bump in the night. The reason you won’t ever let your right foot hang too far off your bed while you sleep. A nightlight to ward off the monsters lurking in your closet.  If you had a normal childhood, your mother most likely tucked you into bed, read you a bedtime story full of princesses and princes and a magical land filled with dragons and fairies, and then planted ...

Animation Goes BOOM… In a Good Way

The pandemic brought the entertainment industry to a screeching halt back in March. But there was one part of the industry that remained largely untouched: animation. That’s right, cartoons have finally risen to the top.  In an interview with Forbes, Chris Prynoski, president and founder of Titmouse, the animated studio behind shows like Big Mouth and Bless the Harts said:  “Clients are doubling d...

Animation Still Needs More People of Color Behind The Scenes

The animation industry has definitely made strides in the last few years when it comes to diversity and inclusion. TV shows and films like Coco, She Ra and the Princesses of Power, The Bravest Knight, Steven Universe, Glitch Techs, Moana, The Casagrandes, and Craig of the Creek, to name a few, have shown that on-screen representation is both doable and viable.  However, even with these strides, cr...

Brown Geek Spotlight: Sujata Day

We sat down with the incredibly talented writer/director/actress/producer, Sujata Day (Insecure, Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl), to discuss her journey to getting her first indie feature film, Definition Please, made as well as how she got her start in the industry. For all you indie filmmakers out there, definitely don’t miss out on Sujata’s advice. More below! How She Got Her Start: The Ac...

Everything We Love About Katara From ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

Growing up, I was all skinned knees and torn jeans. Whenever we’d go to McDonald’s, I’d bashfully ask my mom if I could get the boy toy instead of the Barbie doll with my Happy Meal. Sports of any kind were my sanctuary. Which is why Katara always stood out as one of my favorite characters in Avatar: The Last Airbender. A badass woman of color with badass bending skills.  I’ll always have a ...

Brown Geek Spotlight: Nick Sharma

A question I hear quiet often is how did you break into the animation industry? There are times when the entertainment industry can feel like this elusive being that’s too difficult to navigate or even find an open door to step through. So in this week’s Brown Geeks of Animation highlight I asked Nick Sharma, storyboard artist at Duncan Studios, how he got his first big break. Nick was kind enough...

Scary Good TV: A Conversation with Horror’s Top Showrunners for Comic Con @ Home

Back in the day, horror reigned supreme on television with shows like Tales from the Darkside, Tales from the Crypt, and Friday the 13th: The Series (which lacked a certain hockey-mask slasher). American Horror Story and Walking Dead opened the floodgates to a new horror revival on television. Over the weekend, screenwriter/educator Tananarive Due moderated this Comic Con @ Home horror panel featu...

Comic Con @ Home: Friday Animation Roundup

It’s day three, or I think at least, what does time even mean these days, of Comic Con @ Home and I got all the feels from panels on my favorite animated shows: Avatar the Last Airbender, The Dragon Prince and Bob’s Burgers. Here’s a breakdown of what happened. Water, Earth, Fire, Air: Continuing the Avatar Legacy Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra co-creator, Michael DiMartino, as...

South Asian Animated ‘Bombay Rose’ to Get Netflix Release

Soon you’ll be able to see Gitanjali Rao’s animated feature Bombay Rose from the comfort of your couch. Streaming giant Netflix has bought the rights and will release the film later this year.  Bombay Rose premiered at the Venice Critics Week last  year. A huge win, as it was the first Indian animated feature to ever do this. Visually stunning, the feature was painted frame by frame an...

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