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Streaming April 28-May 1st, 2023
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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 director

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.


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Writer/Director:       Naman Gupta


Screenwriter:           Janki Parekh  


Producer(s):             Nav Gupta

                                 James Orfanos

                                 Vijaykumar Mirchandani 

                                 Neetu Sharma

Exec Producer:       Rahul Brahmbhatt



Featured Cast:        Karan Soni

                                 Sangeeta Agrawal

                                 Raghuram Shetty

Cinematographer:  Derrick Cohan

Prod Design:           Jack Hagen

Composer:              Dhruv Goel

Film Editor:             Lillian Cusumano

Sound Mixer:          Aobo Huang


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