31 MAR 2023

Canneseries 2023: Fae Pictures to showcase a new premium drama

"Streams Flow From A River" is a cross-generational Asian Canadian immigrant narrative and has been selected for this year’s Canneseries Official Short Form Competition.

31 MAR 2023

"Streams Flow From A River"

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Canadian scripted production company Fae Pictures announces the international premiere of premium drama series "Streams Flow From A River" (6x14’) at Canneseries, following its selection for the festival’s Official Short Form Competition for 2023. It is the first Canadian series to be helmed by an all-Asian writers’ room and 75% East Asian crew led by producer Shant Joshi ("Framing Agnes"), who is selected for MIPTV’s Producers to Watch 2023 and will be attending MIP x Canneseries Connections for leading figures in international TV drama.

Created by writer and director Christopher Yip ("Fish Boy"), this series brings forward the invisible struggles that Chinese Canadian immigrant families face while trying to make a home in the West. The series will be available to watch in Canada on Apple TV and Prime Video with Super Channel Fuse from 1st April, followed by a screening at Canneseries on 18th April at Espace Miramar.

The six episodes revolve around the Chow Family, who dreamed of owning land and placed their bets on a laundromat in the tiny rural town of Frank, Alberta. When a freak snowstorm traps the dysfunctional family together in their hometown, they are forced to confront events from a decade ago that tore them all apart.

Shant Joshi, President of Fae Pictures says “'Streams Flow From A River' is a proof-of-concept for the progressive strategies that we have advocated for in the Canadian and global screen sectors: authenticity being our North star for high-quality content, with cast and crew who connect with the story to go above and beyond to bring their best work on screen, and connecting that content with audiences who understand the experiences of our characters as a foundation to build intrigue and word-of-mouth. We are eternally grateful to the hard work of showrunner Christopher Yip and the cast and crew behind the production, as well as the team at Canneseries for recognizing the quality of the series. We feel privileged to be part of a moment in the telling of ground-breaking Asian American stories, from 'Pachinko' to 'Everything Everywhere All At Once' to 'Riceboy Sleeps', to name a few.”

Christopher Yip, Creator and Showrunner of "Streams Flow From A River" says “My hope is that through this series we can air out the dirty laundry within our community on the topics that are taboo – such as homophobia and alcoholism – so that through having these conversations we will be able to move towards healing. I’m thankful to Canneseries for recognising this project and the nomination for the Short Form Competition.”