Where you from?

New York City, New York | Series


Jaspal Binning

1 Campaigns | New York, United States

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Mission Statement

Where you from? tells a story that reflects the never ending diversity of the country we live in. Where you from? showcases minority actors and writers of color, and their hilarious but often overlooked stories, such as how does a brown guy cut loose on his birthday when his birthday is 9/11?

The Story


"Where you from?" is an episodic series that follows Marie, an African American journalist, and her group of diverse friends as they strive for the American dream in the Fall of 2016, during the rise of Trump's America.



As the Presidential race heats up, Marie finds herself in a position to write about the campaigns and the state of the country from the point of view of those affected the most.


All of this occurs as Marie and her friends Jason, Bobbo, Junior, and Paul navigate their way through a world of casual racism, white supremacy, and the day to day questions only people of color have to ask themselves, such as how does a brown man celebrate his birthday when his birthday is 9/11?




When Marie is passed over for editor at the Daily Word for an under-qualified white woman named Becky, she spends her lunch-break angrily drinking at Birdy's bar. Still in need of an idea for the article, and an escape after being hit on by a Trumpster, Marie overhears a diverse group of guys discussing white privilege and racism. Marie befriends the group and is inspired to channel her frustration into an article: “The Chinless Face of White Privilege.”


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About This Team

Jaspal Binning


Jaspal is a New York based British-Indian actor and content creator represented by Cory Thompson and Tyler Allen of tact. management and Ricki Olshan of the Buchwald agency. His acting accolades include being a series regular on the Netflix Series 'Brown Nation', a lead on Lifetime Movie Network's 'I Love You But I Lied' and a lead in the independent movie 'Ovum'.

As a director he won the Best Director award at New York Television Festival for the Amazon series Doomsday. Doomsday also went on to win Best of Festival at ITV Fest, Best Pilot at Brooklyn Webfest and HollyWeb Festival. Jaspal was selected for The Independent Magazine's 10 Filmmakers to watch for Doomsday: Independent Magazine. 

Jaspal also served as an executive producer on Doomsday as well as an associate producer on the independent movie Ovum. Ovum won "Best Picture" at the Big Apple Film Festival (chosen by a jury from IndieWire, HBO & Film Buff.) "Best Comedy" at The Manhattan Film Festival and "Best Picture" at The Brooklyn Girl Film Festival. It was picked up for distribution by Sony's The Orchard and was released internationally on VOD, DVD and digitally on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.

As a creator Jaspal is in pre-production for his new TV sitcom called 'Where you from?' and is hard at work on his next conceptual TV series 'Ghostwriter' along with his British-Indian Independent Feature concept 'Bipolar'.


Daniel Contreras


Daniel Contreras is Queens NY raised writer and actor best known for The Pulp Tales of Gwendolyn Gween P.I. (2018), Cliffnotes On The Human Condition (2015), and Ovum (2015). Daniel began performing stand up comedy at 18 in Queens NY, and after completing the New York Film Academy's Acting Conservatory, he went on to train at Stella Adler, as well as perform across many of New York's Off-Broadway stages, including Teatro La Tea's run of Lord of the Flies as Ralph. In 2014, as an experienced comedian at that point, Daniel began writing sketch comedy for a number of sketch troops, and soon earned a One Year Residency at The People's Improv Theater in 2015, as well as winning spot in that years SketchFest with his show Cliffnotes On The Human Condition. Daniel Contreras has recently completed his first 7 episode series, a comedy noir entitled The Pulp Tales Of Gwendolyn Gween, P.I. which he both co-wrote and co-stars in. He is currently working on a series entitled Where You From, Really? with Jaspal Binning, as well as in pre-production for his first feature film, Portrait Of A Sociopath, which Daniel wrote and co-stars in.


Karin Agstam


Karin Agstam is a native of Stode, a small village in the north of Sweden. She received her BA in Journalism (Writing/Acting) from Stockholm University in Stockholm, Sweden. From there she moved to New York City, and continued her studies at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, and at Labyrinth Theatre Company.

Since completing her training, Karin has worked on multiple off-broadway theatrical productions, including “Davidʼs Redhaired Death” by Sherri Kramer, and “Three Sisters” by Anton Chekhov. 

Her film and TV credits include two Blockbuster movies - Men in Black 3 (directed by Emmy Award winner Barry Sonnenfeld) where she appeared alongside Will Smith, and, Sex and the City (directed by Michael Patrick King), which also starred Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Chris Noth. 

During 2011 she filmed LifeTimes' success TV series Project Runway alongside Hedi Klum, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia. 

In 2013 Karin starred in the award winning independent feature, OVUM alongside Sonja O'Hara and Jaspal Binning. OVUM premiered at Boston International Film Festival and is distributed by Sonys' The Orchard.  Ovum was picked up by Tribecca Shortlist in 2018 and is now available on Tribecca Film Festivals streaming platform. 

Karin went on to play the lead in DOOMSDAY, a TV pilot that she produced in 2016. DOOMSDAY was very successful in the American festival circuit and Karin was awarded Best Actress by both HBO's ITV Fest 2016 and AMC's Hollyweb 2017 for her performance in the show. 

In 2018 Karin produced and starred in the short-film HOME, which won Best Drama in the worlds largest short-film competition, and for which she was nominated Best Actress. Based on this short-film, Karin created a TV series which is currently a finalist for Sundance Institutes, New Voices Lab 2019.


Vincent Petrosini


Vincent is a New York based producer. He executive produced the award winning independent film POLLYWOGS (L.A. Film Festival Official Selection) which was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award. Recent credits include: OVUM, (Producer, Best feature Manhattan film festival) ON THE RADIOMAN (Executive Producer), DEAD MAN'S TRIGGER (TV series) (co-producer), LAST NIGHT IN WARSAW (short) (producer), BLIND DATES (producer), THE SENATOR'S DAUGHTER (producer), HENRY DOBBS (producer), THE VERDICT (producer), FLOWERS FOR NORMA (co-producer, executive producer). Vincent's short film ON THE RADIOMAN received the Spotlight Award at The Big Apple Film Festival.


Tilo Zingler 


Tilo is a Brooklyn based content creator extraordinaire and works as the Director of Marketing at the Bushwick Film Festival. Tilo has as an extraordinary passion for Football (Soccer) and created the Brooklyn Borussen official fan club for Borussia Dortmund supporters in New York. As well as being an avid Dortmund supporter Tilo is a hugely talented editor with upcoming work including the Street FC project featuring former US Mens National team soccer player and current NBCSN Premier League host Kyle Martino.

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