Hard-Boiled Noir Meets Hipster Chill In This Tale Of Familial Strife And Vigilante Justice.
(Park City, UT) – January 20th, 2020 － Inspired by the true stories of numerous South Asian truck drivers arrested and convicted of trafficking narcotics into Canada through the Detroit/Windsor border, web series The 410, created and written by Supinder Wraich, will have its international premiere at the 2020 Slamdance Film Festival, in the Episodic Category.
In this bold and diverse drama, Wraich has penned a gripping story that celebrates her own culture and filmed in an environment she’s very familiar with, the trucking community. After airing on CBC Gem, a Canadian digital platform, the second episode of this 3-part mini series is the one to be screened at the festival.
In The 410, a daughter comes face to face with her community’s underworld, as she desperately tries to bail her father out of jail. The story takes a fast-paced, fictionalized dive into the underbelly of Brampton ON, a mostly blue-collar South Asian suburb just outside Toronto, Canada.
Supported by Telefilm Canada’s Talent to Watch program and featuring an all-star diverse cast including Jade Hassouné (Shadow Hunters) Cas Anvar (The Expanse) and Hamza Haq (Quantico), the series shines a light on real issues facing the South Asian Community under the guise of a crime/thriller.
“It was very important for me to write not just a female protagonist, but a South Asian female anti-hero. So often as an actor, the characters I’m asked to play are very much written as a ‘good girl, educated, follows the rules’ sort of archetype,” says creator and leading star Supinder Wraich. “This time, I wanted to play a lead character that was messy, nuanced, and troubled and often you don’t see those roles cast with South Asian women, so I wrote it for myself,” she adds.
“It was also a blast to work with an all-South Asian cast (a rarity!) and to craft characters that were conflicted, messy, and deeply flawed,” comments directorRenuka Jeyapalan.
Screenings of The 410 at the Slamdance Film Festival:
Screening I: Mon, Jan 27 • 10:00pm • Ballroom, Treasure Mountain Inn.
Screening II: Wed, Jan 29 • 11:15am • Gallery, Treasure Mountain Inn.
Writer-creator-lead Supinder Wraich, director Renuka Jeyapalan and executive producer Matt Power of Mad Ruk Entertainment will be present for the Q&A.
The 410 is written and created by South Asian Actress, Supinder Wraich (The Good Doctor, The Expanse). Directed by fellow South Asian filmmaker Renuka Jeyapalan (Kim’s Convenience, Workin’ Moms). Produced by Iva Golubovic and Gabriel Badejo. Executive producers: Matt Power, Rey Mendoza, Mauricio Ruiz, Adam Rodness and Stuart Stone. Cinematography by Ian Macmillan. Production Design by Noelle Hindi. Editing by Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux and Kat Webber. Original music by Stuart Stone and Duwayne A. Wright.
Supinder Wraich is presently based in Los Angeles and writing season two of The 410. The series is looking for US and International distribution.
To know more about The 410, please visit the following links:
CBC Gem: gem.cbc.ca (show only available in Canada)
The 410 @The410_Series
Hashtag: #The410 #Slamdance2020
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