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About Coffee Shop Names

Runtime: 8 minutes

Language: English

Genre: Short

Three Indian people imagine their personas as their “coffee shop names,” the names they give baristas because their real names are hard to pronounce.

Cast: Danny Pudi- Deepak Karan Soni- Sathya Kausar Mohammed - Rakhi Anders Holm- Trent Bob Stephenson- Chief Jason Gray-Stanford- The Take-Out Clerk Veronika Dash- Melissa Annie Sertich- Publicist Cassandra Dailey- Barista Connie Sierra Love- Barista Sarah Kelli Erdmann- Bookshop Dancer Millie Hanson- Bookshop Dancer Meredith Ostrowsky- Bookshop Dancer Michelle Ditto- Bookshop Dancer Aubree Random- Take-Out Underling

Director: Deepak Sethi

Deepak Sethi is a writer known for his work on Family Guy, Brickleberry, Close Enough. In 2019, Sethi wrote and directed Coffee Shop Names, which won the ScriptHouse award during the BFI London Film Festival. Sethi’s stand-up was featured in Gawker and Buzzfeed when he was heckled during a performance in Las Vegas. His response to an audience member calling him a terrorist garnered over a million views on YouTube.