The Elephant In The Bedroom by James Roque and Chye-Ling Huang

By the team that brought you the ground breaking Loading Docs documentary Asian Men Talk About Sex; The Elephant in the Bedroom is a podcast and documentary series where two friends risk their love lives to ask taboo questions around sex, love and race.

Inspired by hosts James Roque and Chye-Ling Huang’s personal experiences in the world of sex and dating. The friends open the bedroom door to their deepest fears. Talk to friends, foes and exes. Traverse through nature vs nurture, geo-political history and the impact of the media. And draw from experts in the fields of social psychology, neurology, and multi ethnic people. All in an attempt to find out why their preference to date white people exists.

 

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Sanjana Khusal and Mayen Mehta selected for South Shorts 2022

Sanjana Khusal and Mayen Mehta selected for South Shorts 2022

Posted Monday 07 Mar 2022

We're stoked for Sanjana Khusal and Mayen Mehta who have been selected as participants for Script to Screen's South Shorts mentorship programme supporting new and emerging screenwriters from the South Auckland community to develop their short film scripts.

Sanjana says, "being new to filmmaking, I am incredibly grateful to have been welcomed with open arms. I’m very excited to explore my cultural identity as a New Zealand born Indian and bring this to my scriptwriting. Growing up in Pukekohe, I was lost and confused as a girl of colour surrounded by western culture. I know so many people who share similar experiences of cultural dysphoria. This programme is an open space, among like-minded creatives, that I hope to create scripts that resonate with Pan-Asian viewers."

Mayen, a South African born Kiwi-Indian writer, says "I am interested in exploring cross-cultural collision in my work. My short film for the South Shorts programme was an idea that was initially conceived during the PASC Short Cuts lab early last year. I thoroughly enjoy creative development and my goal from this programme is to be concise and elegant with my writing, dig deeper with story, establish strong character arcs with high stakes, and polish my s