Land of Gold


World Premiere

FEATURE | United States | 110 MINUTES | English, Punjabi, Spanish | English subtitles


Drama, Asian Diaspora Stories, Latinx & Latin American Stories

First-generation Punjabi truck driver Kiran (Nardeep Khurmi) is about to become a father, but his irresponsibility is alienating everyone close to him. When he hears pounding on a shipping container at work and discovers an undocumented girl named Elena (Caroline Valencia) inside, everything changes as he sets out on a cross-country road-trip in search of her family. Over the arduous journey, the pair evade the police while feuding and bonding over music, paint swatches, and what it means to be seen as “other” in white America.

A profoundly poignant and timely look at solidarity, difference, and found family, Land of Gold is a modest marvel and a tremendous calling card for both writer-director-star Khurmiand scene-stealer Valencia. Bursting with heart, conviction, and power, Land of Gold maximizes the potential in its premise to become something much greater than the sum of its parts.--Frederic Boyer

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Directed by Nardeep Khurmi

Nardeep Khurmi is an award-winning filmmaker whose narratives spotlight underrepresented communities. He hails from the 'burbs of Philly by way of Switzerland and graduated from NYU. Land of Gold, his debut feature, is the recipient of the 2021 ATT Untold Stories grand prize and 2021 Fall Screencraft Film Fund.

Nardeep Khurmi
Keertana Sastry, Pallavi Sastry, Simon TaufiQue
Nardeep Khurmi
Christopher Low
Emily Chao
Simon TaufiQue
Associate Producer
Tara Aquino, Jessie Motts
Rose Harwood, Julie Bersani
Consulting Producer
Meetu Chilana
US Distributor
Nardeep Khurmi, Caroline Valencia, Pallavi Sastry, Riti Sachdeva, Iqbal Theba, Dhruv Uday Singh, Karen David


US Sales Contact
Ray Javdan
The Javdan Firm
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 274-9990
International Sales Contact
Ray Javdan
The Javdan Firm
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 274-9990
Print Source
Mark Steele
Robot Hippo, LLC
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: 612-868-8336
Press Contact
Rogers & Cowan US Team AT&T Untold Stories