How do you spell a movie that explores the life of a former spelling bee champ? D-E-F-I-N-I-T-I-O-N-P-L-E-A-S-E.

In Sujata Day‘s feature directorial debut Definition Please, she plays Monica, a former Scribbs Spelling Bee champion who must reconcile with her estranged brother when he returns home to help care for their sick mother.

Watch the trailer below.


Definition Please
, starring, written, produced and directed by Day, also features Ritesh Rajan (Russian DollJungle Book), Anna Khaja (The Walking Dead: World Beyond), Jake Choi (Single Parents), Lalaine (Lizzie McGuire), with LeVar Burton (RootsReading Rainbow), and introducing Maya Kapoor.

The film, along with Donkeyhead will be released on Netflix by ARRAY Releasing. Both are South Asian and tell stories of siblings and we love to see it.

The film world premiered at Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival, has screened at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (special jury award for Fresh Narrative Voice), San Diego Asian Film Festival, Hawaii Film Festival, Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival and New York’s Asian American International Film Festival. Day’s roles as an actress include Issa Rae’s web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl‘ and HBO’s Insecure.

Definition Please is produced by Cameron Fife, Datari Turner, Ritesh Rajan and executive producers are Hiren C. Surti, Ahmad Cory Jubran, Rey Cuerdo, Dan Evans III, Mindy Kaling, Lamont Magee and Deric A. Hughes.