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“An extremely kind and passionate guy who oozes his love of filmmaking the minute you spark a conversation with him."

 

Sunny Tripathy is a Canadian Indian-American who paid his way through UCLA with a myriad of day jobs that included working at Jamba Juice, teaching at a Yeshiva Gedolah, and modeling for Indian grocery stores— which is not a joke.

 

After graduating, he moonlit as a stand-up comedian (placing on Last Teen Comic Standing), and secretly went on his first general meeting at 20th Century Fox, hoping to pocket free Fiji waters, but instead walked out with a script deal— further confusing his already terrified family.

Tripathy was thrown into the business, writing and directing for NewForm Digital, developing with companies like Bento Box and Titmouse Animation, and creating pilots with talent like Cody Ko and Russell Peters.

In 2020, Tripathy’s first pitch for an original animated series with Will Arnett and Sony Pictures Television sold to Amazon after a highly competitive bidding situation. He also has projects in development with: Jay Ellis, The Kid Mero, Lilly Singh, and Kevin Hart’s Hartbeat Productions.

 

Tripathy's original feature spec scripts are set-up with: Timur Bekmambetov, Court Five, The Montecito Picture Company, Anonymous Content, and Tristar Pictures. Tripathy will be producing his first major studio feature alongside Ivan Reitman and Amie Karp which also sold in 2020 and on the day of his 30th birthday.

 

His mother has asked him to get married. 

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“An extremely kind and passionate guy who oozes his love of filmmaking the minute you spark a conversation with him."

“ Tripathy was attacked by a neo-Nazi gang on the day of his prom and was left severely injured, with a broken clavicle that still protrudes today. Realizing his life could end any day, he began to work harder at his schooling and filmmaking. ”

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