Written by Australia’s own Bollywood leading man, Nicholas Brown (Kites, UnIndian), and stand-up comedy star, Sam McCool (Australia’s Got Talent), Lighten Up is a cross-cultural comedy about racism, love and triumphantly owning your identity.
Lighten Up is a laugh-out-loud comedy that follows the plight of John Green, an Indian Australian man living in the western Sydney suburb of Greystanes. John’s overbearing mother Bronwyn has high hopes for him to procreate with a blonde, white Australian woman and so cleanse the family of any further ‘ethnicity’ in their bloodline. How far is John willing to go in pursuit of love and stardom? One thing is for certain: John is determined to be recognised as ‘true blue’… Or whatever colour it is that Australians are supposed to be.Read More