Unlike most people, quarantine was ripe for creativity for writing partners and real life couple Karan Soni and Roshan Sethi. Soni, who is best known for his roles in Deadpool and TBS’ Miracle Workers, found himself at home in the same place as Sethi, a writer for The Resident and the upcoming film Call Jane. Together, they wrote 7 Days, the story of a first date for an arranged marriage that starts at the very beginning of the pandemic.
Neither could imagine the film being produced when they first started, let alone gaining submission to the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. Both hilarious and heartfelt, with standout performances from Soni and Geraldine Viswanathan, its no wonder 7 Days won Best First Feature at this year’s Independent Spirit Awards.
I got to chat with Sethi and Soni about making an independent film during the pandemic and the best part of working together.
7 Days opens today, March 25th.