ZEE5 Global has premiered an exciting original film ‘Howdy’ globally. Directed by Australian Malayalam director Jay Janardhan, ‘Howdy’ unravels the story of Winston Wilberforce III aka Win III.
Winston Wilberforce the Third was rich, white, and very much part of the exclusive One Percent. Then his wife took him to the cleaners and his accountant took off for parts unknown. Now all he’s got left is his Nanna’s old house — and the rent from the three weird foreign caretakers who live there too. Somehow, they’re going to have to learn to live together.
In the midst of Will III’s challenges is Shaina, his young, educated and thoroughly non-conformist daughter, expecting to inherit his dazzling millions. Instead, she’s facing an uphill battle just to keep off poverty.
While Howdy’s theme is unmistakably unity in diversity, the film provides a rollercoaster of fun along the way.
This ZEE5 original comedy drama stars Shaun King as Win III, Chenaya Aston as Shaina, and Naveen Leela Ananta, Mike Zarate as Jonnie ‘Chopsticks’ Chow, and Marco Minici as Aziz Khan Dogen. Howdy runs for 40 minutes and was officially submitted to the Toronto International Film Festival under the ‘International Shorts’ category.
“I’m thrilled that Howdy is releasing to the global audience on ZEE5. A heart-warming and funny film, many viewers will relate to the silly, goofy and smart characters, especially in the present day climate! It celebrates diversity from many angles, and will inspire you while making you laugh,” said Jay Janardhan, the director of Howdy.