The Tiger Hunter
Directed by Lena Khan
Sami Malek’s father is a tiger hunter; a man who stares danger in the eyes, takes aim and BANG. With the same fearless blood running through him, Sami decides to leave his small Indian village to chase the American Dream. But once he arrives in the United States, reality sets in, and he realizes that this will be his grandest adventure yet.
In a break-out performance, Danny Pudi’s (COMMUNITY, POWERLESS) Sami lights up the screen in THE TIGER HUNTER with the perfect mixture of sweetness, optimism and determination. Along the way, he does his best to woo his childhood sweetheart (played by the talented and charming Karen David) and develops friendships with a lovable and hilarious band of misfits, perfectly played by some of the best South Asian and South Asian American actors today.
Set in the 1970’s, THE TIGER HUNTER is a blast of nostalgia that chronicles the journey of many immigrants to America. Like Sami’s father, Co-Director and Co-Writer Lena Khan is truly fearless with a bold and refreshing voice. Her feature debut film is a remarkable achievement and has won numerous festival awards. THE TIGER HUNTER is sure to bring the Castro Theatre audience to its feet.
— Masashi Niwano
Expected Guests in Attendance: Lena Khan (Director), Megha Kadakia (Producer), Nazia Khan (Producer), Alan Pao (Executive Producer), Danny Pudi (Cast), Jon Heder (Cast), Karen David (Cast), Rizwan Manji (Cast), Parvesh Cheena (Cast), Sam Page (Cast)
Exec. Producer: Luke Daniels, Alan Pao, Nadeem Siddiqi
Producers: Lena Khan , Megha Kadakia, Nazia Khan
Writers: Lena Khan, Sameer Asad Gardezi
Cinematographer: Patrice Lucien Cochet
Editors: Jonathan Berry, Dan Bush
Sound: Amy Correia, Paul Masvidal
Cast: Danny Pudi, Rizwan Manji, Jon Heder, Karen David