2024 Canadian Screen Awards.

Best Picture Editing, Web Program or Series

Tiffany Beaudin, Pauline Decroix

How to Fail as a Popstar

"The Record Deal"


What happens when a star isn’t born? An adaptation of Vivek Shraya’s hit play and subsequent book, How to Fail as a Popstar answers this question with hilarity, vulnerability, a healthy dose of imagination, and of course, music. The series tracks the journey of Vivek, a young queer brown boy, growing up in Edmonton trying to achieve pop stardom and what went right and wrong along the way – from the perspective of the now 40-something trans feminine multidisciplinary artist that boy became. Starring Shraya, Adrian Pavone (Star Trek: Discovery), and Chris D’Silva (The Handmaid’s Tale). Written by Shraya and directed by Vanessa Matsui (Son of a Critch) with Shraya co-directing one episode.

Episode Synopsis:
After the Tegan and Sara tour, Vivek's music career has accelerated to Paris and a French record label in 2006 – but do their plans align with Vivek's dream?

Tiffany Beaudin, Pauline Decroix

Production Company:

Sphere Media