Networking in Austin

A message for anyone who is going to be in Austin this weekend, from Sushma Khadepaun-Pamar:

Who should attend:

1. Local (Central Texas) and visiting filmmakers, actors, dancers, musicians, writers, designers, painters and anybody involved in the arts who would like to network with like minded people.

2. Up and coming creatives who would like to network with professionals in the industry.

3. Anyone who would like to meet South Asians involved in the arts.

What to expect:

A casual networking event, and the opportunity to view some videos/stills from upcoming projects. We will be glad to showcase demo reels, trailers, stills and videos (5 minutes and under). Email me at if you have anything you’d like to showcase.

Brunch/Lunch is available for those that would like to purchase at Opal Divine’s.

Look forward to seeing you all!


Sushma Khadepaun-Parmar
Producer, Director,

Our new season!

So by now, everyone who follows this website or is on our mailing list has seen our new season announcement. This is the most busy Shunya has been in a few years, and it is thrilling. Besides two full length productions, we will also be hosting a writing workshop which will culminate in its own production. Also, I’m very happy to announce that we have received a grant from the Houston Arts Alliance to support our season.

I encourage everyone to show up for auditions to 1-888-DIAL-INDIA and invite all interested participants to our Writing Workshop.

Casting call from JVB Preksha Center

I’m late in posting this, but below is a casting call for a religious play being produced by the JVB Preksha Center, to be directed by Dilip Kapasi (who has directed with Shunya in the past).

Auditions for an upcoming mega play of the kind “Sati Anjana” will be held at the JVB Preksha center as follows,

When:        Saturday, June 26th beginning 2 PM – 4 PM

Where:       JVB Preksha Center, 14102 Schiller Road, Houston TX 77082;

Phone: 281-596-9642

The play is in English, and will be presented in one of the large Houston Theaters on October 23, 2010 as part of JVB Annual Day celebrations.

Please reply back with your preferred time slot: 2:00, 2:05, 2:10……3:00, 3:05…………..

All age groups are needed and participation will only be accepted until the roles are filled.  So, please respond soon to get your preferred role.

Pramod Bengani

President, JVB Preksha Meditation Center , Houston
14102 Schiller Rd, Houston , TX 77082

Call for actors from Austin filmmaker

Sushma Khadepaun-Parmar is a Director/Producer in Austin, TX who is looking for actors for a short film shooting in July. Below is the info:

Synopsis: The story explores the universal question, “Who am I?” and revolves around the mind of Arjun Patel, a young and successful consultant. While riding the waves of success, Arjun rides a limo with an unusual chauffeur. The driver, through intriguing questions, takes Arjun on a journey he is not prepared for, and ultimately brings Arjun back to a familiar place – himself.

PRODUCER – Sushma Khadepaun-Parmar
DIRECTOR – Sushma Khadepaun-Parmar
WRITERS – Sharanya Rao, Sushma Khadepaun-Parmar

CAST: Male 28-33 yrs of Indian (South Asian) origin to play a successful consultant. Lead.
Female 25-30yrs of Indian (South Asian) origin. Supporting.
Female 28-35 yrs of Indian (South Asian) origin. Supporting.
Male 28-35 yrs of Indian (South Asian) origin. Supporting.
Male child artist 4-7 yrs of Indian (South Asian) origin. Supporting.

Auditions: June 11-12.

Please send in your resume, links to reel and/or portfolios to

Contact: Jake Sam –

Thank you,

Sushma Khadepaun-Parmar