Kesav Murthy Wable

Kesav Wable is an award-winning actor/writer/director based in Brooklyn, New York. The pilot for his original series, Cuff, was an Official Selection at the 2018 New York Television Festival’s Indie Pilot Competition, as well as the Independent Television Festival in Vermont. His original feature screenplay, Dear Brother was one of three scripts from the U.S.A selected for the Maison des Scenaristes Author-Producer meetings at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. It also won 2nd place at the 2011 Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival, and the short film based on this feature was an official selection at the 2012 Chicago International Social Change Film Festival and Santa Cruz Film Festival.

He won the 2006-07 inaugural Indo-American Arts Council playwriting fellowship at the Lark Play Development Center in New York City, for his play For Flow. He later co-produced a short film that he adapted from Flow  which was a finalist at the 2011 HBO American Black Film Festival and later, aired on HBO and Cinemax.

As an actor, he’s appeared on stage and screen. Stage credits: Aseel in There Is a Field (national tour); Bassam in Tsunami (PEN World Voices Play Festival 2014); Vilayat Khan in Soundwaves (New York Fringe Festival 2013). Film & TV: Nik in Lily In the Grinder (Dir. Michael Morgenstern, HBO Project Greenlight finalist); Anand in Yaatra (Dir. Dipti Mehta); ABC’s What Would You Do?


For a complete list of previous work as an actor and writer, please view the resumes . 

Awards & Honors

Cuff (creator/writer/producer)

  • Official Selection 2018 New York Television Festival - Independent Pilot Competition

For Flow   (short film- writer/producer)

  • 2011 HBO American Black Film Festival Short Film Finalist

  • 2011 Award of Excellence: Canada International Film Festival

  • Official Selection 2010 New York Digital Short Film Festival


 Dear Brother   (original feature screenplay)

  • 2nd Place Screenplay 2011 Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival

  • short-listed for 2013 and 2016 Sundance Screenwriters Lab


Dear Brother      (short film- actor/writer/producer)

  • Official selection 2012 Santa Cruz Film Festival

  • Official selection 2012 Chicago International Social Change Festival

  • Semi-finalist for NexTV's Acting/Directing competition

For Flow       (stage play)

  • 2006-07 Indo-American Arts Council Inaugural Fellow at Lark Play Development Theater, NYC

  • Selected for ActNow Foundation's New Voices in Theater Reading Series 2011- Brooklyn, NY

  • Selected by Congo Square Theater's Reading Series 2011 - Chicago, IL


Ashoka's Wheel    (stage play)

  • Finalist 2005 Chicago Dramatists Many Voices Project

  • Selected by Rasaka Theater's 2004 Reading Series