EXCLUSIVE: Asia-focused manufacturing, financing and gross sales outfit EST Studios has acquired worldwide gross sales rights to Canneseries choice Streams Circulate From A River, produced by Canada’s Fae Footage.
Created by Christopher Yip, the English-language sequence is premiering within the Canneseries Quick Kind Competitors at MipTV.
The sequence follows the struggles of a Chinese language-Canadian immigrant household, who dream of proudly owning land and place their bets on a laundromat in a tiny rural city in Alberta, Canada. When a freak snowstorm traps the dysfunctional household collectively, they’re compelled to confront occasions from a decade in the past that tore all of them aside.
The ensemble solid consists of veteran Chinese language-Canadian actors Jane Luk and Simon Sinn; rising stars Liam Ma and Danielle Ayow; Canadian TV actor Jinny Wong; Hong Kong-Canadian actor Raymond Chan, and newcomers Dana Liu and Adrian So.
The sequence additionally options performances from Indigenous actors Wesley French (Tribal) and Colton Clause (Three Pines), in addition to Brett Houghton (Zero Chill) and Benjamin Sutherland (The Kings Of Napa).
Produced by Fae Footage’ Shant Joshi (Framing Agnes), Lindsay Blair Goeldner, Abdul Malik and Lauren Saarimaki, the sequence is backed by the Impartial Manufacturing Fund, Bell Fund, Ontario Creates and Canadian broadcaster Tremendous Channel.
The deal for worldwide gross sales was brokered by Joshi and EST Studios’ Tenten Wei and Juefang Zhang. EST Studios will introduce the six-episode short-form sequence, which can also be being offered as a characteristic movie, to patrons on the upcoming Cannes Marché du Movie subsequent month.
Joshi stated: “On our mission to decolonize Hollywood and produce dynamic global-facing content material to audiences, we couldn’t have been happier to staff up with EST Studios, a media firm that’s unapologetically championing the voice of world Asian youth all through the diaspora.”
Fae Footage additionally produced Pakistani Urdu-language horror movie, In Flames, which has been chosen for Administrators Fortnight at this yr’s Cannes movie competition.
Based Jaeson Ma and Eric Tu, EST Studios can also be dealing with worldwide gross sales on Sundance 2022 picks Maika, which premiered in Sundance’s Children part, and Each Day In Kaimuki. It has additionally produced Okay-Pops!, directed by rapper Anderson .Paak, and documentary Hidden Letters, which premiered at Tribeca in 2022.