An unknown writer becomes an overnight media sensation when her public throw down with a finance douche goes viral.

As the clock ticks on Twinkle Reddy’s 15 minutes of fame, PROBLEMATIC follows her changing relationships with her obnoxious boss, a deranged work rival, her carefree BFF, and most of all — herself.

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Artwork by Shebani Rao

From rage to riches, how far will Twinkle Reddy go?

Originally a pilot gaining recognition from Austin Film Festival and Sundance Episodic Lab, PROBLEMATIC has been realized as a short-form 6-episode series from BRIC TV in association with Paradoxic Films. Executive-Produced by, in addition to our creators, Kuye Youngblood, Kecia Élan Cole, and Grace Sin, PROBLEMATIC the digital series was directed by Sushma Khadepaun and stars Deepti Menon, Austin Ku, Usama Siddiquee and Devyn Inez Fusaro.

We are excited to announce that we had our world premiere at SeriesFest 2024, on May 2, 2024, where we won our category Best Digital Short Series.

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About the team

Aditi Kini [co-creator, EP, writer] (they/she) is a writer of prose, poetics and screenplays, who, like PROBLEMATIC’s protagonist, got their “big break” writing hot takes as a freelancer-with-no-benefits. ORIENTAL CYBORG, winner of Essay Press’s Chapbook Prize, was recently published in February 2024. A finalist/alternate winner of the 2021-2023 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship, Aditi’s cultural criticism and opinion essays have appeared in the New York Times, Jezebel, Bitch Magazine, Vice, and elsewhere. She most recently produced filmmaker Nemo Allen’s EL BASTÓN (DOCNYC2022, SXSW2023, SIFF, Woodstock, Bogoshorts), a short documentary on the indigenous struggle in Colombia.

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A standup comedian and actor, Pranav Behari [co-creator, EP, writer] is a former writer for MAD Magazine and co-host of the popular Mango Bae podcast. A favorite of comedy festivals and clubs around the country, Pranav was recently featured in the 10K Laughs festival (Best of the Fest), Rogue Island Comedy Festival, and Netflix is a Joke Festival. As an actor, Pranav has landed roles in episodes of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, HBO’s The Other Two, Law & Order: SVU, and others. You can find him on Instagram @pranahaha.

Devyn Inez Fusaro [co-creator, EP, story editor, actor] (she/her) is a producer, actress, writer and climate justice advocate. As a development producer, she has worked for companies like Disarming Films, North of Now, and Beach House Pictures. She produced the two-part HBO documentary Phoenix Rising, premiering at Sundance 2022, and adapted a YA novel as a short scripted series for Snpachat. Currently, Devyn is adapting an historical fiction novel. In the advocacy space, she directs and produces campaign videos for the coalition NY Renews and has worked on media campaigns with Yellow Dot Studios/STFU. Her onscreen work includes series on NBC, Hulu, Showtimes. Her home for theater is HB Studio in New York.

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Grace Sin [EP] (she/her) is a producer and consultant focused on supporting underrepresented filmmakers and championing projects with a strong social impact. She has produced nonfiction content for Netflix, HBO, Hulu, CNN, NatGeo, and more. Recent credits include Phoenix Rising (Sundance 2022, Dir. Amy Berg), for HBO, Look at Me: XXXTentacion (SXSW 2022, Dir. Sabaah Folayan) for Hulu, and In the Company of Rose (DOCNYC 2022, Dir. James Lapine). She has collaborated with partners including Imagine Documentaries, RadicalMedia, Anonymous Content, and A24. her company PARADOXIC has a nonfiction series with Story Syndicate and two scripted projects currently in development.

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