Definition Please opens on the Scribbs National Spelling Bee in 2005. We meet our young lead character, Monica Chowdry, as she annihilates the competition to win the trophy. We fast forward thirteen years later to a Pennsylvania suburb. Now in her mid-twenties, Monica cares for her ailing mother, still lives at home, and has an unusual penchant for “seeing” words to define strangers. When Monica’s brother Sonny returns home to help with family obligations, tensions arise and secrets are revealed. Can the bickering siblings set aside their differences to help mom prepare for the anniversary of their dad’s death? Or will years of bottled up emotions finally tear this close knit family apart?
**Please be aware this film is only available for 24 hours starting on Friday, August 14 at 12:00AM with a Live Q&A on Saturday, August 15 from 8:00-8:45PM CT. This film is also only available for regional audiences only.
Director(s): Sujata Day
Writer(s): Sujata Day
Producer(s): Sujata Day, Cameron Fife, Datari Turner
Editor(s): Emilie Aubrey, Niles Howard
Cinematographer(s): Brooks Ludwick
Production Designer(s): Kaitlin McHugh
Music Composer(s): Amanda Jones
Sujata Day (Monica), Ritesh Rajan (Sonny), Anna Khaja (Jaya), Lalaine (Krista), Jake Choi (Richie)