At Civic Studios, we develop and fund long form entertainment that is engaging and empowering. Our formats vary across films, web series, and docuseries. We are building a global community of like-minded creators and storytellers seeking to create social impact through media.
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Writer: Manoj Kalwani
Director: Parikshit Joshi
Starring: Apoorva Arora, Sonali Sachdev, Nitesh Pandey, Masood Akhtar, Aakarshan Singh, Prakhar Singh
Project stage: Releasing in Feb 2023
The Kashyaps think they are an open-minded family. With their own past as an interfaith couple, the parents would want their kids to marry anyone of their own choice. But when their daughter, Meher, reveals she is dating a cab driver, they face a dilemma. Now is no work really too small? And will they be able to look past their biases to give a chance to Varsha’s relationship? Nuclear Parivaar is a heartwarming, wholesome journey of family bonding, acceptance, and choice.
The series starts a conversation on the biases we hold against people basis their class identity and profession, and highlights how young people are looking past such stereotypes and re-defining what really matters while choosing a partner- compatibility, honesty and integrity.
DOWN WITH SECTION 377 – THE JOURNEY
Format: Series/ Feature
Genre: Romance / Drama
Project stage: In development
6th September 2018 marked an important milestone in the history of queer rights in India. The Supreme Court of India unanimously ruled that Section 377 was unconstitutional in criminalising sex between consenting adults.
But who were the people behind this movement- the lawyers, litigants, NGOs, and the citizens? What drove this collective to a historic victory, and what were the factions exposed along the way? This story will unpack the Indian queer movement’s journey to repeal the draconian Section 377, and reflect on where we go from here in the average queer Indian’s fight for acceptance, dignity, and love.
This story deep dives into this successful chapter of the India queer movement to glean lessons on the challenges and possibilities in creating social movements, as well as articulate the current state and road ahead for queer rights in India.
YE SAALI NAUKRI
Format: Fiction Series
Project stage: Releasing by September 2022
A coming-of-age story of a young aspirant in small town India, who faces immense odds for securing a simple government job.
The four episode series revolves around Raviranjan, a young, laid back government job aspirant, who loses love, respect and more at the hands of the competitive exam system of India. Will Ravi overcome these obstacles to be a winning story, or will he, like thousands of other students, become a victim of the system?
The series has influencers Sanyam Sharma and Mughda Agarwal in the lead roles.