EXCLUSIVE: Principal pictures has wrapped on the indie flick Jersey Boy, written and directed by Sikh-Canadian filmmaker Jaskaran Singh.
The Paradox Misplaced manufacturing options what producers have described as a “majority Sikh forged and Sikh creatives on the helm.” Synopsis reads: Jersey Boy is a coming-of-age drama about Karandeep, a Sikh boy struggling together with his identification within the aftermath of 9/11. Instructed over three phases of Karandeep’s life, Jersey Boy explores the area between identification and inclusion, as he navigates his household relationships, the lady he loves, and his place in a quickly altering America.
The movie marks Singh’s directorial debut. Producers embody Pulkit Datta for US-based Tyger Tyger Productions and Virinderpaul Singh for Canada-based Versatile Photos. The movie was shot on location in Ontario, Canada, primarily within the cities of Hamilton, Mississauga, and Sarnia.
“Jersey Boy is a window into determining my insecurities rising up Sikh in America,” Singh mentioned. “It’s one thing that’s by no means been explored on display screen earlier than, and I need different Sikhs to see their experiences represented throughout generations and for everybody else to see that this, too, is an American story.”
Solid options Praneet Akilla (CBC/Paramount Plus’s SkyMed), Sara Garcia (Hallmark’s Journey), Surjun Lail, Rayaan Singh Sahni, and Grace Grewal (CW’s Superman and Lois). Pic additionally contains Noor Dhanda, Amit Aujila, Gavan Anand, Jon McLaren, Jordan Singh Sahni, and Xavier Sotelo.
Singh added: “There’s nothing fairly like the sensation of watching phrases you wrote in a script over the course of 5 years lastly come to life due to an especially devoted forged and crew who need nothing greater than to honor these pages to the most effective of their capability. We got down to create one thing particular and succeeded.”
Praneet Akilla is represented by Play Administration in Canada and Cover Media Companions within the US. Sara Garcia is represented by Grand Wave Leisure in Canada. Rayaan Sahni is represented by Glickman-Alexander Expertise Administration. Grace Grewal is represented by VA Leisure.