2024 Canadian Screen Awards.

NOMINEE
Best Writing, Web Program or Series

Vivek Shraya

How to Fail as a Popstar

"The Producer"

Synopsis:

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:
Vivek's dream of pop stardom comes with a hefty price and a struggle to articulate his vision while working with a hotshot producer.
Nominees:

Vivek Shraya

Production Company:

Sphere Media