Vivek Shraya

A Polaroid photo of a brown-skinned person with blond hair and blue eyes, overlaid with large text: SEEKING SINGLE WHITE MALE.

Seeking Single White Male

Seeking Single White Male is Vivek Shraya’s first short film, a study of a brown body in (queer) white spaces.

Read the essay by Vivek

Seeking Single White Male: Two Years Later & An Open Letter

Release date:
Running time:2′20″
Aspect ratio:16:9

Among my favourites… Self-hatred and shadism, taboo subjects in progressive Indian circles, are bluntly, and literally, turned face-front toward the viewer.

Simply put, I loved this one. Brilliant.

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Featured at


  • Monitor Reruns (Toronto, ON)
  • Disfiguring Identity: Art, Migration and Exile (Surrey, BC)


  • Queer Arts Festival (Vancouver, BC)


  • Reel Asian International Film Festival (Toronto, ON)
  • OUT Film Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
  • Queer City Cinema (Regina, SK)
  • York University (Toronto, ON)


  • Rebels WITH a Cause Film Festival (Toronto, ON)
  • Chicago South Asian Film Festival
  • Vancouver Queer Film Festival
  • New York Arab & South Asian Short Video Slam
  • Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival
  • Colour Me DRAGG: Pride 2011 Showcase & Afterparty (Toronto, ON)
  • Trigger Film Festival (Toronto, ON)
  • Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival (Calgary, AB)
  • Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film & Video Festival
  • Monitor 7: New South Asian Short Film & Video (Toronto, ON)

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