Dust to Dust

Sowmya Ashokkumar, Writer 

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2019, Screenwriting Award, Carnegie Mellon University 

Project Type: TV Pilot 

Genre: Drama 

Length: 60 minutes 

Field of Science: Astrophysics 

Stage: Development 


Divija, an astrophysics PhD student at UCLA who found her love of space through her now estranged father, must return home to San Jose, CA after receiving one last request from him. While home, Divija discovers that things with her mother, brother, and best friend are not as good as she hoped. This show centers on Divija’s difficult journey of rebuilding her life in her hometown and making amends with family and friends she left behind.