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Target Audience: LGBTQ+, Millennial Women, Baby Boomer Women

Logline
Avocado Toast is a scripted intergenerational sex comedy exploring the comforts and awk-wardness of sex from age 30 to 69. When it comes to millennials and baby boomers, these nuts haven't fallen so far from the family tree.

Synopsis
At the end of season 1 of Avocado Toast the series, Molly and Elle’s friendship is left hanging in the balance. In season 2, Molly decides to let go of The One to make space for a new romance in her life. Elle suffers a miscarriage and reevaluates her work/life balance and heads to a spir-itual commune, leaving the heavy lifting of her new company to the ambitious Jordan. As the two navigate their new experiences separately, will this female friendship find its way back together?

Status
• Series renewed by OUTtvGo.com for a second season and increased financial
committment
• Season 1 distributed on VOD and SVOD platforms in Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, United Kingdom, English, Spanish and German speaking Europe, Japan, and available globally via Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Google Play, OUTtvGo, TelloFilms, HighBallTV, Pluto TV, Hoopla, OUTfilm Poland, Vimeo, and more!
• Season 1 selected by Air Canada Pride month programming
• Season 1 selected and awarded for multiple international film festivals.
• Season 2 teaser edited, Season 2 bible complete and scripts written.
• Season 1 Trailer launch with over 35,000 views on a single platform (Facebook) in the month of March 2019 as part of Phase 1 Independent Production Fund application.
• Independent Production Fund Producer Bursary Recipient to attend Banff World Me-dia Festival in June 2019.
• Selected by the Independent Production Fund, Bell Fund and Ontario Creates IDM Production Fund for season 1.
• Funding applications for season 2 in process with Ontario Creates IDM Production Fund, Bell Fund and CMF Linear Digital Series program

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Drama
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Ontario
Program
Digital Linear Series Program
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
N/A

Canadiana is an award-winning non-fiction web series that follows host Adam Bunch as he travels across the country in search of the most incredible stories in Canadian history. The Canadiana Project Inc. will produce a third season of ten new feature episodes (10-20 minutes in length) for the Canadiana YouTube channel, as well as ten shorts (2-5 minutes in length) in association with Parks Canada.

Canadiana has cracked the code: the myth that Canadian history isn’t interesting doesn’t come from a lack of fascinating stories, it comes from the way they’ve been told. Canadiana isn’t a dull, linear chronicle, it’s a kaleidoscope. With Adam’s enthusiasm and the award-winning research and editing that the Canadiana team brings to every episode, viewers get a chance to discover the remarkable, terrible, wonderful, and weird history of their country in a way that feels nothing like a schoolroom lecture — and much more like being at the theatre. Canadiana is a visual adventure. Through captivating animations and breathtaking location footage, Canadiana breaks the conventions of traditional historical documentaries. The series ditches cheesy re-enactments, talking heads, and boring pan-and-scan interludes in favour of lyrical storytelling and hyper-stylized editing. You’ve never watched a history series quite like this before.

Over the course of the third season, Adam will meet pirates, witches, spies, and Vikings. He will travel an impossible subarctic highway, visit a deserted island of wild horses, and descend into the bunkers hidden beneath Ottawa. He’ll crisscross the nation, filming in seven provinces and territories — four of them new to the series. And he'll explore historic moments as varied as a smallpox epidemic, the Cold War, and the Golden Age of piracy.

This isn’t the history you learned in school; these are gripping stories explored in a refreshing new way for a modern audience. This is Canadian history told through a 21st century lens. This is Canadiana.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$45,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Documentary
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Ontario
Program
Digital Linear Series Program
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
N/A

Bébéatrice is a little girl surrounded mostly by adults. Whatever the situation, place or topic, she reacts and questions things boldly and without any hesitation. She’s the self-proclaimed princess of the family home. It’s her kingdom! She reigns over the entire household, and her subjects had better behave – especially her dad! She can be biting, critical and stubborn, but also sweet, nice and gentle. Well, sometimes, but not too often. She often, actually, always has the last word when dealing with daddy Guy, who can’t help but remain speechless when faced with such wit at such a young age. Mamanie, Grandma Suzanne and big brother Théo form the rest of Princess Bébéatrice’s entourage.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Drama
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Quebec
Program
Digital Linear Series Program
Status
Decision
Language
French
Selection Round
N/A

'Petrol' returns with season 3 of the award winning, high-octane action/adventure series.

After the massive success of the second season with licensing deals in nearly a dozen territories to date, season 3 is ready to fire on all cylinders. Hollywood actress Vivica A. Fox (Empire, Independence Day, Kill Bill) returns and actor Sung Kang (The Fast and the Furious) is introduced as the antagonist Saturo.

Petrol is a linear dramatic web series that generated over 3 million views on YouTube in its first season.
This 10x10’ short form digital series brought in sponsorship deals from major brands like Toyota/Scion and was featured in major media outlets like iHeartRadio and industry trades like Screen International, Deadline, and Playback.

The series has won numerous international awards and received 3 Canadian Screen Award nominations including, ‘Best Original Series Produced for Digital Media’ in 2017.

Season 3 will push the envelope even further with continued market interest from our partners, additional sponsors, and more notable cast. Our global audience of petrol heads are in constant pursuit of fresh content in the world of cars and car culture. ‘Petrol season 3’ will categorically target this audience and continue to give them what they want... more cars, more action, more 'Petrol'.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Drama
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Ontario
Program
Digital Linear Series Program
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
N/A

It’s a new season, and Toronto’s worst slo pitch team, the Brovaries, are back to their old shenanigans. With Sasha and Joanne’s impending nuptials scheduled to take place at the end of the season, Coach Joanne has committed to giving her trademark overzealous enthusiasm to both wedding planning and slo pitch. Seems like love is in the air for the underdog team! MVP Mel has found romance with former Blue Gays’ member Beck. Lee’s got a new girlfriend too… bummer that her only topic of conversation is Secret Lady Blush, aka a make-up pyramid scheme. Zari has found herself a quality man, but the fact that he is her step brother (no blood relation) coupled with her reluctance to bring a cis man into the Brovaries’ sanctum has resulted in some awkward team gossip re: his identity.
Newly minted “business woman” Boris on the other hand has no time for love now that she’s got a “fancy” job working in the mailroom at Sasha’s law firm. Likewise, reformed casanova Ann is filling her emotional void with DOLLAR BILLS. She and Mel sold their Grass Painter 7 IP for a reasonable 100k, and Ann is living the totally irresponsible fantasy life of a bonafide millionaire. She’ll be broke by summer's end.
Shockingly, the Brovaries make it to the finals, which by rain-date mishap end up coinciding with the wedding. After Joanne makes the hard decision to forfeit the finals in favour of accommodating the wedding, her bride Sasha surprises everyone by rallying the team to help her relocate the ceremony to the field so they can play the game and say their I Do’s. It’s the Brovaries vs. the undefeated Blue Gays, but our home team’s fierce rivals turn out to be softies at heart, and end up throwing the game as a wedding gift to the adorable love birds. After a ceremony conducted over the home plate, Sasha and Joanne look on with delight at the stellar group of people gathered in their honour, and think, “winning’s nice, but we’d lose for a lifetime if the company was this good.”

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Drama
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Ontario
Program
Digital Linear Series Program
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
N/A

72 hours after GERMAIN’s death, MAGALIE and CLAUDE manage to convince the DOCTOR to kidnap his body from the morgue so as to perform tests on him. By plugging Germain’s brain on a monitor, the trio discovers that he actually saved the world from the Y2K bug (by actually absorbing it) – and that, despite being dead, his memory has remained intact. While Magalie and Claude are willing to do anything to reinitialize Germain’s memory, JOHANNE refuses to see her ex-husband turned into some lab rat. With the help of an increasingly dubious ethics doctor and CORINNE, who worries about the consequences of bringing a dead person back to life, Magalie and Claude will need find a way to “reboot” Germain without Johanne’s knowledge.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Drama
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Quebec
Program
Digital Linear Series Program
Status
Decision
Language
French
Selection Round
N/A

Abracadavers follows the journey of Allie, Maria, Chris, Gabriel, and Paul as they find themselves unexpectedly developing super powers. In Season 1 Chris comes to understand he's in fact struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and learns, along with his friends, that dealing with super-human abilities is sometimes easier to grapple with than what's going on in your mind. The group trips, stumbles, but ultimately works and grows together to understand their new-found abilities and more importantly, themselves.

In Season 2 the journey picks up with Chris continuing his journey of growth but when all him and all his friends are brought to a halfway camp for people with abilities their friendships are put to the test. They're given the opportunity to help develop their abilities in order to fit into the regular world without causing damage. Some of the group leap at the chance while others are hesitant. As they grow apart the friends become caught up in the mystery surrounding the strange disappearance of Gabriel and whether or not the leaders of the camp had a role to play. Season 2 explores friendship, loss, trust with the largest focus on dealing with a significant transition period from teen to adult.

The show is to be filmed primarily at the Atlas Coal Mine in Drumheller providing awareness and funds, through planned location fees, for this national historic site.
The show has a returning Canadian crew with the additional of Jordan Buhat (Grownish) to the cast.
Post production work will take place in late 2021 with Emmy Award winning Jump Studios completing colour grading and visual effects work on the project.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Drama
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Alberta
Program
Digital Linear Series Program
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
N/A

Every society has its own family album filled with old pictures depicting the way things were back in the day. Through transformations both natural and human, people and the world they live in have undergone major changes. That’s why it’s important to take pictures of those same places again today, so as to document such evolution, good or bad, from a scientific perspective. A before-and-after portrait of Quebec. Join us as we go through a photo album revealing the history of Quebec. Along with photographer Valérie Jodoin Keaton and sociologist Jean-Philippe Warren, director Flavie Payette-Renouf looked through archival images to get an idea of how places looked back then. Through the medium of photography and observations from various specialists, we discover how these places have changed and revisit them to try and understand how the transformations occurred.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$85,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Documentary
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Quebec
Program
Digital Linear Series Program
Status
Decision
Language
French
Selection Round
N/A

Patenaude and Detroit are two investigators who, despite their clumsiness and flippant attitude, always manage to solve the murder cases that are assigned to them. Their theories are ridiculous, yet somehow they work. In this new season of the show, our two Top Dogs are sent to the lowest rung of the police force ladder. This embarrassing demotion is a direct result of their disastrous, improvised raid at a dinner, which just happened to be the headquarters of organized crime – and the whole mess ended with a major fire. As a result of our Top Dogs’ massive mistake, the North End of the city is in total chaos. Indeed, while organized crime is certainly dangerous, disorganized crime is even worse! However, the Top Dogs don’t intend to remain at the bottom for very long – especially since they’re used to being at the top! Thus, in order to once again become the solid team they once were, both investigators decide to go their separate ways. A surprising decision full of unpredictable twists…

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$196,054.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Drama
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Quebec
Program
Digital Linear Series Program
Status
Decision
Language
French
Selection Round
N/A

A year and a half has gone by since the end of Season 2. Sarah has gone through a lot, including a failed relationship and the birth of Juliette’s child, of whom she’s the proud godmother. The time has now come to make a big decision: Sarah decides to undergo tubal ligation surgery so as to end any need for contraception. This surgical procedure changes her life and its trajectory, especially since, like most women, Sarah grew up with the certainty that she would one day become a mother, something she had never questioned. What will her life be like now? What kind of woman will she become? As she struggles to come to terms with the fact that motherhood is no longer an option, Sarah finds herself caught in a love triangle involving her ex Samuel and Élie, a woman who, in her own way, also turns Sarah’s life upside down. Sarah now has to make a difficult choice: either she goes for a predictable life with a man she never really stopped loving; or she dives head first into a new, unfamiliar relationship with a woman who shares her feminist values. Sarah finds herself at a crossroad. One thing’s for sure, though: she will never allow herself to make conventional choices just to please someone or to meet other people’s expectations. We can thus conclude that, while Season 1 of Fourchette focused on Samuel and Season 2 on Noah, Season 3 is definitely Sarah’s season, and no one else’s.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Drama
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Quebec
Program
Digital Linear Series Program
Status
Decision
Language
French
Selection Round
N/A

Real people tell their wildest and most embarrassing dating stories while hilarious recreations bring them to life.

When it comes to dating, truth is a hell of a lot stranger than fiction. These unbelievable, uproarious and cringe-worthy dating stories will have you rolling on the floor and dying to see what happens next. In True Dating Stories, the greatest dating stories ever told are reenacted by the best comedic talent with all the drama, romance and comedy they deserve. These are not the manufactured dates you see on most dating shows. These are real dating stories, told by real people, and vividly brought to life with all the drama, romance and comedy they deserve!

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Drama
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Ontario
Program
Digital Linear Series Program
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
N/A

“Gary and His Demons” is a hilarious, dark comedy animated digital series that follows Gary, a demon slayer, who just wants to retire. This is a high concept series that is executed exceptionally well. The individual 11-minute episodes are well-paced, and the narrative arc unravels smoothly over the course of the season. The writing, dialogue and voice acting are all of an exceptional quality, and the animation is interesting and distinctive. The form of the series, largely, self-contained episodes with some serialized elements, demonstrates an understanding of the web, and allows viewers to enter the story at any point, while giving those who watch linearly some progression as well.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Drama
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Ontario
Program
Digital Linear Series Program
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
N/A

Season 2 of successful web series La Panne takes place one year after the events depicted in the first season. A mysterious yeti turns our young heroes’ lives upside down and, once again, everyone turns to Mathieu’s imaginary friend Paul to guide them in their hunt for this living legend. Faced with this supernatural phenomenon, these young people will do everything they can to shed light on such an unusual situation, while the small town of St-Félix is in complete chaos since the beast showed up.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Children's & Youth
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Quebec
Program
Digital Linear Series Program
Status
Decision
Language
French
Selection Round
N/A

Dr. Jen Gunter, Canadian OB/GYN, gets hilariously and unapologetically real about women’s health, while disrupting the societal misconceptions that get in the way of accurate information. From Yoni Eggs, to Lotus Births, to… Summer Vagina? (thanks Teen Vogue), Jen knows the Age of Information is now the Age of Misinformation, and it’s her mission to provide an accurate source of truth to women everywhere.

JENSPLAINING gives women a place to ask real questions about themselves and their health, and provides answers to questions that many find embarrassing, difficult to ask, or difficult to understand through online resources. Dr. Jen cuts through the jargon and doesn’t hide her frustration at those who push a patriarchal agenda on nuanced subjects like women’s reproductive health and female sexuality.

Each 15-minute episode is a jam-packed takedown of the exploitative health myths that are constantly spewed at women (and men) from a culture that is obsessed with style over substance. For too long women’s health has been a taboo subject, but not anymore. And while Jen can find the humour in say, Vaginal Steaming, her message always ends in a push for support of women and the absurd societal pressures that lead to wanting something like a Coffee Enema in the first place.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Documentary
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Ontario
Program
Digital Linear Series Program
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
N/A

Gay Mean Girls: Season 2 is a chaotic, campy spectacle about how the powerless fight each other in a system designed to see them fail. The season arc is based on personal experience so you can think of this as popping open Heyishi's diary!

Our story follows Savannah Lin, a Harper Heights High student and writer for the school newspaper (“The Yearbook”) desperate to get a scholarship to escape her family. In pursuit of an article about Gay Prom Royalty, she uncovers Exhausted Not Exotic, a safe space for queer racialized youth. Savannah is welcomed by her new chosen family, and becomes very close with its president, Jennifer Cheng.

Savannah is initially welcomed by her new “chosen family”. However, Savannah discovers how members of Exhausted Not Exotic all suffer from trauma related mental health issues. Gaslighting, callouts, and cancellations (social blacklisting) are the norm in this “safe space”.

After discovering corrupt organization coverups by Jennifer, Savannah deliberates if she should publish her findings in the school newspaper. She is stuck between seeking acceptance from her “chosen family” and using the power of her voice.

Savannah undergoes her own growth to realize the connections between her relationship with her family, her romantic partners, and her own self victimization. She then realizes the power she holds in an otherwise powerless situation. Savannah decides to publish her truth about Exhausted Not Exotic in the yearbook, only to receive an apathetic response by the public. She is shunned by its members, connects with those who have been harmed, and recieves the scholarship she deserves.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Drama
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Ontario
Program
Digital Linear Series Program
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
N/A

Daisy the mouse loves nature! In each episode she guides children through the creation of a new and exciting nature craft. In this hybrid stop motion / live actions series, Daisy brings wonder and imagination to the craft table and encourages children to explore the world outside!

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$165,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Children's & Youth
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
British Columbia
Program
Digital Linear Series Program
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
N/A

NEXT STOP is an anthology comedy series that chronicles the lives of Black Torontonians struggling to stay afloat and sane in the sprawling city. Energetically paced and richly visual, the show charts a course through chaotic, surreal, and hilarious vignettes of Toronto ‘yutes’ confronting the challenges of life in a competitive, expensive, and rapidly changing city.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Drama
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Ontario
Program
Digital Linear Series Program
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
N/A

Detention Adventure is a live action adventure series targeted at a 8-12 year-old audience. Season 1 and 2 are available on CBC Gem in Canada and HBO Max in the United States. Season 3 of the series follows the continued troublemaking hijinks of Raign, Brett, Joy and Hulk in the name of exploration and discovery. The mystery this season surrounds a lost painting by Group of Seven artist Lawren Harris, and how it's connected to the remote island on which the kids find themselves spending their last week of school in an academic retreat. New allies will help them learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and the power of art along the way, as the group look ahead to high school - and the fact that they might need to go in different directions to follow their passions.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Children's & Youth
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Ontario
Program
Digital Linear Series Program
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
N/A

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