- The versatile actress’ debut film “The Sleepwalkers” focuses on a couple about to start a family and grappling with issues in a delusional state.
Looks like Radhika Apte, the undisputed queen of OTT platforms, is taking a break from acting and honing her skills in writing and direction. The versatile actress was one of 11 screenwriters named for this year’s Sundance Institute 9th annual Screenwriters Intensive Lab, which was held digitally on 4-5 March.
Sundance says that the two-day workshop helps emerging filmmakers focus and develop their first fiction films. Apte was joined by filmmakers Brian Robau, Daniel Klein, William Kwok, Tulica Singh, Chy Chi, Jo Hatcher, Jessica Mendez Siqueiros, Joyce Sherri, Timothy Ware-Hill, and Xavier Coleman for the workshop.
Apte made her directorial debut with “The Sleepwalkers,” starring Gulshan Devaiah and Shahana Goswami. They play a couple about to start a family and grappling with issues in a delusional state.
Apte was nominated for Best Actor International Emmy in 2019 for Netflix’s “Lust Stories,” where she plays a college professor who engages in a one night stand with one of her male students. won the Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature Award at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival for her work in “Madly.”
She will next be seen in the sci-fi comedy web series titled “OK Computer,” alongside Jackie Shroff, Vijay Varma and Rasika Dugal. It deals with Artificial Intelligence and poses a relevant question whether AI can become a bane instead of a boon for humans in the near future. The six-episode web series showcases year 2031 where Homo-Sapiens deal with the Robo-Sapiens.