Streaming April 28-May 1st, 2023
Coming Out with the Help of a Time Machine
USA I 15 mins I Drama I Comedy I Sci-Fi I 2022 I English
Official Selection of Tribeca Film Festival '22, BFI Flare, CAAM Fest
'Best LGBTQ+ Short Film' - DFW South Asian & Cleveland International Film Festival
Sid plans to come out to his conservative, community-oriented parents at a local diner. If anything goes wrong, Sid could lose the support of the people who matter to him most.
Luckily, he has the power of time travel on his side—and he’ll do everything in his power to emerge from this encounter unscathed. Coming Out With the Help of a Time Machine gives a heartfelt sci-fi twist to tales about family dynamics and acceptance.
About the Artist
Naman Gupta is an award winning director and writer who has gained recognition for his work that reflects a commitment to diversity and inclusivity.He has a talent for integrating contemporary social issues into entertaining narratives, creating thought-provoking and emotionally engaging stories.
Naman is an alumni of Ryan Murphy's Director Shadowing program and the winner of NETFLIX sponsored Tasveer Film Fund, as well as a semi-finalist of NBCUniversal's Launch Director Shadowing Program.
His firm short, COMING OUT WITH THE HELP OF A TIME MACHINE, screened at 65+ festivals, including Oscar-qualifying Tribeca, SXSW, Hollyshorts, CAAM Film Fest, & Inside Out Toronto. The film has won 20 Awards in all the main categories and is being converted into a unique "sci-fi immigrant family drama" TV series.
Apart from his passion for storytelling, Naman is also fascinated by astro/quantum physics, the mysteries of the cosmos, and enjoys rock climbing.
Writer/Director: Naman Gupta
Producer(s): Nav Gupta
Exec Producer: Rahul Brahmbhatt
Featured Cast: Karan Soni
Cinematographer: Derrick Cohan
Prod Design: Jack Hagen
Film Editor: Lillian Cusumano
Sound Mixer: Aobo Huang