“Downstream” TV series to film in Danville, Boyle County

Published 5:36 pm Thursday, May 12, 2022

Different locations and people from around Boyle County will be featured in an award-winning television series on KET.

Prosper Media Group, working in conjunction with the Danville-Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau, will soon begin filming their latest episodes of the award-winning series “Downstream”, which focuses on waterways, Kentucky’s liquid spirits and some of its tourism draws. Downstream is billed as “a travel adventure show about Kentucky’s Rivers, Lakes, Streams, Spirits, Brews & Wines.”

In Boyle County the show will highlight the Dix River, some of its unique distilling, local restaurants and special events not found anywhere else in Kentucky. People will have to wait until the show airs to learn exactly what is being featured.

“Prosper Media has worked with several tourism offices around Kentucky over the past several years to produce fun, educational 30-minute episodes focusing on individual counties and some of their tourism offerings that are related to the show’s liquid theme,” said Kendall Clinton, executive director of the Danville-Boyle County CVB. “I’m excited to have an upcoming Downstream episode being filmed in Danville and Boyle County that will air across the state, from Paducah to Pikeville, letting our fellow Kentuckians know about some of the places and activities they can experience if they visit here.”

The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) granted approval to Prosper Media Group, Inc. at its meeting on March 31, 2022 for incentives under the Kentucky Entertainment Incentive (KEI) program. For 2022 Prosper Media Group will produce its 12th and 13th episodes of its Emmy-Award winning series, “Downstream,” featuring stories from Boyle and Bullitt counties. The Danville-Boyle County CVB will also help sponsor the Boyle County episode. After filming and production are complete, content will air on PBS affiliate WKET, as well as local cable networks and on-demand distribution via digital channels such as YouTube, Vimeo, IMDB, etc. Programming is also available on DVD upon request.

Kentucky has over 90,000 miles of lakes, rivers and streams and features an endless amount of waterfront acreage. It’s also quite famous for some of the world’s best-known distilleries. This Emmy award-winning series explores the secrets and histories of our intricate waterways in a recreational context with sidebars to the state’s distilleries, breweries and wineries. The Downstream television show is an educational travel series with a unique Point-Of-View approach, featuring somewhat un-scripted, reality-based adventures.

To date, 11 30-minute episodes have been produced documenting Kentucky waterways such as the Dix, Kentucky, Ohio, Salt, Hinkston, Barren, Drakes and Beech Fork rivers as well as Floyd’s Fork, Elkhorn, Beargrass, Drakes, and Hinkston Creeks. Show hosts have paddled with everyone from master distiller Brent Elliott at Four Roses distillery to DH at Country Boy brewing. Downstream has been nominated for several Regional Emmy Awards and won its first in 2019.

More information may be found at liquidkentucky.com or via social media @prospermediatv.