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‘Land of Gold’ Director Nardeep Khurmi Signs With Rain – The Hollywood Reporter

Land of Gold film writer, director and actor Nardeep Khurmi has signed with Rain for management in all areas.

The move follows Khurmi winning the AT&T Untold Stories $1 million prize after pitching his movie concept at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. That win earned his debut film Land of Gold a guaranteed slot at the 2022 Tribeca festival, streaming play on HBO Max and mentorship.

After premiering at Tribeca, Land of Gold won a Jury Award at Geena Davis’ Bentonville Festival. The film tells the story of Kiran — played by Khurmi — a first generation Punjabi trucker and anxious father-to-be, who stumbles across Elena, a 10-year-old undocumented Mexican-American, during a cross-country trip.

As Kiren helps Elena find her way home, the unlikely pair connect over a shared history and evolving expectations of what family truly is. Khurmi’s debut film was filmed at Cherokee Nation’s studios and soundstage in Oklahoma.

The AT&T Untold Stories pitch contest aims to support and fund filmmakers from underrepresented communities looking to tell new and fresh stories. Besides the $1 million prize, Tribeca and WarnerMedia worked closely with Khurmi, overseeing production throughout the filmmaking process.

AT&T and Tribeca also supported the filmmaker in award submissions, qualifying screenings and promotions of the film.

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