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  • British-Columbia
  • 10 mins. 20 sec.
  • Comedy

Suneet, a law student in Toronto, comes home to Surrey to look after her ailing father. She reconnects with old friends and re-ignites a romantic relationship that forces her to choose between the predictability of her old life or a scary new one.



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Five friends becoming adults in a world where culture, identity, life and love are constantly in flux.

Synopsis

Welcome to Surrey is a comedic webseries about having a background in one culture but born and raised in another. Suneet, a law student in Toronto, comes home to Surrey to look after her ailing father. She reconnects with old friends and re-ignites a romantic relationship that forces her to choose between the predictability of her old life and the exciting but scary potential of her new one, confronting what it really means to leave home and become an “adult”.


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Sitcom's Do Matter by Zarqa Nawaz
The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Adichie

Created By

Shyam Valera
Shyam Valera
British-Columbia

Comedy
All Audiences
10 minutes
$10,000

Team

Meet our amazing team! We are a group of passionate storytellers who want to see a world where media reflects the audiences that are watching it. With our wide and different past experience, we are coming together to tell true Canadian stories.

Shyam Valera

Shyam Valera
British-Columbia

Project Lead, Writer, Actor, Producer

Kashif Pasta

Kashif Pasta
British-Columbia

Director, Editor, Writer, Actor, Producer

Character Breakdowns

Community Relevancy

Fusion Culture

Fusion Culture

Metro Vancouver’s culture is unique in the world but also where global culture is heading. Where else could you have authentic sushi, authentic gelato, and authentic samosas all in the same meal? It’d be gross, but you could do it. With a mix of so many cultures working in harmony, Surrey is a truly Canadian city. And we want that city and it’s people to see finally themselves in that positive light.

City Beautification

City Beautification

The show is shot entirely on-location, creating opportunities to showcase the diversity of the geography and culture in British Columbia while growing a community that is proud to see themselves represented. The City of Surrey is excited to jump on board and help us secure the outdoor locations and public buildings we need to make the best show possible

Identity

Identity

Too often people, mostly young people, feel as if they have to hide their “foreign” culture because it’s “different.” But our society loses so much value when that happens. We put a lot of focus in how to creatively integrate multiple cultures and values into Welcome to Surrey. People in Surrey drink chai at hockey games, eat samosas at Superbowl parties, and rock Kanye and Bollywood music all in the same playlists. We want to show that not only is it ok to be part of multiple cultures, but that it has tremendous benefits and hilarious results. There’s no need to fear being different.

Beyond the Single Narrative

Beyond the Single Narrative

When people see themselves reflected, they feel validated, recognized, and can go about their days feeling better about the world and their place in it. We strongly believe that if our stories and views are not being reflected in the media, it is our responsibility to share them ourselves.

Local Business

Local Business

By partnering with well-known local brands, we want to extend our presence across platforms and into the physical world, engaging with the local community from an early stage.

Let's do it!

Let's do it!

So why make Welcome to Surrey? Because, to paraphrase our Prime Minister, “it’s 2016”. We’re proud to finally have a federal cabinet that reflects Canada. It’s time we had stories that reflected Canada too.

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