CHEE AND T
Directed by Tanuj Chopra
Two Silicon Valley debt collectors, Chee and T, are tasked with getting their boss’s nephew, Mayunk, presentable by day’s end for his engagement party. Unfortunately, handling Mayunk proves to be anything but simple. He’s hyperactive, brash, and something of a drugged out nut case.
Tanuj Chopra’s first feature film Punching at the Sun, about South Asian teenagers coming of age in Elmhurst, Queens premiered at Sundance, Tribeca, and won the grand jury prize at the SF International Asian American Film festival. Variety called the fiery debut “Distinctive, original and iconoclastic.” Other award winning titles he’s directed include Butterfly, Clap Clap, Carbon Dated and the ITVS Futurestates film PIA about a runaway gender bending android. Tanuj is currently working on industrial and independent projects like the ITVS Futurestates season 5 film Teacher in a Box, the Visual Communications development investment for buddy story Chee & T, and episodic female comedy series Nice Girls Crew starring Sheetal Sheth, Michelle Krusiec and Lynn Chen. In his downtime, he facilitates the New Voices for Youth filmmaking initiative, a program dedicated to empowering creativity and civic engagement for teenagers.