Comox Valley’s Chukwumuobi Obasi has been chosen to receive $20,000 in production funding from Telus Storyhive’s Web Series Edition.

The funding will allow him to produce a pilot to his new web series drama, Home-Stay.

Chukwumuobi Obasi (Still image from Home-Stay pitch video)

The fictional story follows the journey of an international student and his struggles when he arrives in Canada to study.

Obasi dives into the challenges faced by the student as he must try and adjust to his new environment where he homestays with a Canadian family.

When he loses his source of sponsorship, he must find a way to raise the next terms’ tuition to avoid deportation.

Home-Stay was one of 40 projects selected from 326 applications to receive the funding.

Telus Storyhive’s Web Series Edition supports storytellers in creating, pitching and producing innovative comedy, drama or documentary web series pilots that reflect on stories and experiences found in their local communities.

When complete, Obasi will showcase his pilot to a panel of judges where an additional $60,000 in funding will be presented to the top pilot from the province to help bring the web series to life.

To learn more about Obasi’s web series, visit this website.