Samuel G. Sterling
From a lazy birth in Bombay to a Jesuit Catholic education, Sam inadvertently—via family connections—indulged in Bollywood circles, followed by a pacey cosmopolitan upbringing in London. His diverse heritage, together with his expanding social exposure, arouses the ‘culture-vulture’ within. He continues to explore ‘true diversity’ with human nature as sub-text, but with sensitive sassiness—both as a screenwriter and novelist—awarding him the ‘super-rich’ tapestry of life—the catalyst for creativity and underscoring his conviction: ‘Taking fun seriously.’
Infused with heart-warming sensitivity and irreverent deference, Sam’s multi-stranded stories are enhanced by larger-than-life characters. Employing ‘scalpel-wit’ as an agent provocateur, he dissects and exposes the status-quo—challenging controversial social issues: racial, cultural, gender, British Colonialism, Bollywood hum-buggery and Indian etiquette …
As a feature film screenwriter, his creations are diverse across complementary genres: “BABY-BÉBÉ”; “TRAFFIK-KING”; “LOS CARTEL”; “SANTA CLAUSTEIN” and the “POPO GIGI” franchise in development – singular in style with vivaciously enthralling narratives.
As a novelist, “POPO GIGI: THE EARLIER YEARS”, is the first of a trilogy; prequel to the eponymous feature film “POPO GIGI: SHAKESPEARE GOES BOLLYWOOD”.
“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”