A multi-hyphenated artist, Tarun has acted, written, directed, sketches, web series, commercials and movies,  creating diverse content and building a strong internet presence. To review his full body of work, please visit his youtube channel www.youtube.com/ThinkTarun

 DESI OC 

DESI OC 

DESI OC - 22 episodes

(Actor, Writer, Producer) 

A viral south asian web series about young south asian adults (Sonal, Seema, Ajay, and Sanjay) growing up in Southern California.  

The show covered a range of topics including dating, parental issues and arranged marriages.  The series spanned four years, twenty-two episodes, picked up for brand sponsorship and watched in U.S., India, Australia and Canada by over three million people.

Desi OC Sizzle - Link   

Desi OC - Sample Episode  

(Episodes available on YouTube)

 

 
 P.I.p.i. 

P.I.p.i. 

 

 

 

 P.I.p.i. - 4 episodes

(Writer, Producer, Director) 

Max and Nacho were just another up and coming comedy ventriloquist/dummy team in Hollywood. The comedy boom ended and Max and Nacho’s career went into a downward spiral. During this drug-fueled depression, Max and Nacho discovered their true calling, forming the private investigation team, P.I.p.i..

P.I.p.i. - Ep 1 - Link

P.I.p.i. - Ep 2 - Link

P.I.p.i. - Ep 3 - Link

P.I.p.i. - Ep 4 - Link 

 COLORBLIND 

COLORBLIND 

COLORBLIND - 4 episodes

(Actor, Writer, Director) 

Colorblind is a micro-instagram series based upon the TV pilot written by Tarun Shetty.  It's a relationship comedy starring, Dee and Kat, an Indian/Chinese couple who integrate their cultures and family values under one roof.  The concept was a finalist in Sundance's YouTube Lab.

Blacklist pilot script coverage - "Colorblind could have a solid standing in today’s marketplace as networks are looking to showcase diversity through grounded comedies with strong points-of-view.... Colorblind could have a chance of selling to one of the four broadcast networks as a multi-camera. They are still relevant and exciting to broadcast networks (particularly ABC and CBS) and it would be a way of standing out in the sea of single-camera pitches they receive each year."

Episode 1 - "Moving In"  

Episode 2 - "Happy Chinese New Year"  

Episode 3 - "Indian Food" 

Episode 4 - "Asian Driver" 

  

 

 CRITCIAL MASS

CRITCIAL MASS

CRITICAL MASS - 5 episodes

(Actor, Writer, Director) 

Two actors in L.A., Tarun and Lak, struggle to find meaning in their lives. 

The story is based upon the real lives of artists Tarun Shetty and Lak Rana. After several years in Hollywood, both of them explore ways to find peace of mind, but temptation and ego pull them back into the Hollywood machine. 

Episode 1 - "Calling New Hampshire" 

Episode 2 - "Sri Lanka!"    

Episode 3 - "The Sex Bet" 

Episode 4 - "The Stand-Up Set" 

Episode 5 - "Desi OC Reunion" 

 
 THE ADVENTURES OF RINKU & DINESH 

THE ADVENTURES OF RINKU & DINESH 

THE ADVENTURES OF RINKU & DINESH - 4 episodes 

(Actor, Writer, Director) 

Based on the Disney's movie "The Million Dollar Arm" about two pitchers from India who get a professional contract to pitch for a baseball team.  It's the real story about two idiots who get lost in L.A., while their baseball manager scrambles to track them down and save his job. 

 The Adventures of Rinku & Dinesh Trailer Link  

Episode 1 - "Welcome To America Bitches" 

Episode 2 - "Love Me Long Time"

Episode 3 - "It's Murder, Yo"

Episode 4 - "Hold Up, Wait A Minute"

 

 

 

 BOBBY KHAN'S TICKET TO HOLLYWOOD

BOBBY KHAN'S TICKET TO HOLLYWOOD

 

BOBBY KHAN'S TICKET TO HOLLYWOOD - feature movie

(Actor, Writer, Producer) 

Meet Bobby Khan, an innocent actor from Bollywood who's dream is to "make it" in hollywood.  After getting cast in a south asian web series, Bobby becomes the toast of the town and gets offered the role of a lifetime by uber-producer, Darren Hamilton, in his new blockbuster movie, "Super Agent Bad Guy Adventure Team."  Bobby quickly discovers that "making it" isn't all that it's cracked up to be, and is seduced by a world of crime and debauchery. 

Bobby Khan Movie Trailer

Full Movie  (TRT - 1:31:33) 

 

 HARDWIRE 

HARDWIRE 

HARDWIRE

(Actor, Writer, Director) 

A workplace comedy based upon an original TV pilot written by Tarun Shetty.  The show features a young journalist, Katie Allen, who becomes an entertainment reporter at HardWire, a notorious Los Angeles tabloid news channel that operates as a website as well as a popular TV show called HardWire Live.  We showcase the wildly popular world of entertainment news. Katie dreams of making a difference. Instead, she is thrown into a competitive work environment that is fueled by trashy tabloid fodder and gossip.  Her work colleagues, an eclectic cast of journalism rejects, become her surrogate family and push her to realize her full potential and make a name in sensationalist news. 

TV Pilot (5 Min) 

 

 STARBUCKS - SPEC COMMERCIAL 

STARBUCKS - SPEC COMMERCIAL 

 
 SKETCHES & SHORT FILMS

SKETCHES & SHORT FILMS

SKETCHES & SHORT FILMS

(Writer, Producer, Director, Actor)

Tarun has written, directed and produced sketches and short films, some of which have premiered at short film festivals. 

"Biron Allen - Homeless Realtor"- Sketch - Link

"My Buddy"  - Commercial Parody - Sketch - Link

"SIRI" - Short Film - Link (Selection of LA Comedy Festival)  

"Escape From Ikea" - Short Film - Link

"Silence" - Short Film - Link