Sunny Tripathy is a Canadian Indian-American screenwriter who paid his way through UCLA with day jobs that included working at Jamba Juice, teaching at a Yeshiva Gedolah, and modeling for Indian grocery stores— which is not a joke. He sold his first TV show to 20th CENTURY FOX out of college and sold a pilot with SONY TELEVISION to AMAZON after a highly competitive bidding war. Currently, he's awaiting a pickup from CBC on his half hour original series, produced by Will Arnett and Project 10 (Schitt's Creek). His foray into features started with selling an original comedy spec to TRISTAR with Ivan Reitman and Amie Karp and he is now writing features for SONY PICTURES ANIMATION, DREAMWORKS, and DISNEY where he is adapting a live-action IP with the producers of Lord of the Rings. In TV, he also has projects in development at places like JAX MEDIA. In 2023, Tripathy closed a deal with NETFLIX, signed with UTA and ICONOCLAST for worldwide management, and joined the Writers Guild of America.
"An extremely kind and passionate guy who oozes his love of filmmaking the minute you spark a conversation with him."
Sunny and his fiancé Sonia are co-founders of the growing CPG brand My Mama's Foods. After a health scare during Covid, the duo -a bit recklessly- invested their savings into a commercial kitchen, determined to cure ailments naturally.
Inspired by their mothers and delicious superfoods they discovered in the jungles of Asia, they launched their original line of plant-based snacks and oils in Farmers' Markets. Within six days of launching online, and without any outside capital or ads, they became an Amazon #1 New Release.
Now, with an expanding line of SKUS, Sunny & Sonia are on a lifelong mission to rival companies like Coca-Cola but with simple, non-processed snacks that are affordable to the masses. They are currently soft-launching into retail, raising a round of funding, and growing their team.
In 2023, My Mama's was accepted into Target's accelerator and welcomed Matt Thelen, Tyler Barth, Jennifer Styles, and Prakash Janakiraman (co-founder of NextDoor) to its board.
If it involves a good story, a good meal, or a good deed, you have my attention.