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The Pitch-off Project
30 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
Boardroom Bonus - Mis En Scene Edition
Listener Questions:What does Mis-en-scene mean?What do I get the film-lover in my life for Christmas?How legally dissimilar do I need to make my Superman movie from Superman?How do I shoot my Christmas movie in the summer?What’s the difference between Zach Braff and Zach Galifianakis?What does costumes say about characters?Movie Titles:The Santa Clause 3: Claws Out!Phil In NavidadA Snowball’s Chance in HellThe Chronicles of NunyaThe Christmas that Time ForewentHard as Snow
36 minutes | Dec 3, 2019
Episode 61 - The Fireplace Channel's Big Comeback
Things are heating up as Grace and Tal pitch original movies for the Fireplace Channel. Grace wastes our money in flagrant fashion. Tal creates a whole new kind of eroticism. And in the end, Leete is forced to declare a winner, based on his own, unknowable criteria.
27 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
Boardroom Bonus - Grey Goo Edition
Listener questions:What is a documentary?How are you adjusting to the Canadian winters?What is your favourite Fast/Furious movie?What is your favourite movie in which snow is both the antagonist and mentor?Whom should I cast as God in my magical realism action adventure comedy?Is Martin Scorsese right about Marvel Movies?Movie Titles:The Joker (But Not That Joker)101 Damnations100% That PitchLost in LA FitnessBaby’s First ShootoutCaptain’s Log
36 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
Episode 60 - Black Friday: There's Still Time!
Wish Jordi a happy birthday and congratulate them on their new role as artistic director of Dauntless City Theatre. And while you’re at it, congratulate Ryan on his fantastically successful sketch show Big Dork Energy. You can find all their social medias @thosewhiskykids
23 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
Boardroom Bonus - Peeping Tom Edition
It’s just us in the boardroom today, answering your listener questions and doing some pitching of our own.Listener questions:What do you listen to in the car?Should I shoot in 4k?How can I get my little brother to stop listening to the Groundhog Day musical soundtrack?What do I need to know for my first mix session?How can I get Matt Damon in my student film?Movie titles:Farenheit 420Son of Son of a GunPeek-a-who???Take My Tears to TexasGino EvilThe Coward Who Won the War
34 minutes | Nov 5, 2019
Episode 59 - Fawkesy Ladies
Brittany Smith and Jessalyn Ferguson light up our studio with their pitches on a Guy Fawkes movie! Brittany gives us the most star-studded film Hollywood has seen in years. Jessalyn shows off her flawless Colorado accent. And in the end, we meet the character that will take America by storm!Jessalyn and Brittany have a comedy duo called Identical Twins. You can find them on all the important social media platforms @identicaltwinsproductions. Jessalyn also has her monthly show Critically Acclaimed Superhero Movie. Find for that on facebook. Brittany’s actor collective, Alright Alice Productions, has a movie coming out soon; you can also find them on instagram and facebook.
25 minutes | Oct 29, 2019
Boardroom Bonus - Killer Babies Edition
35 minutes | Oct 22, 2019
Episode 58 - The New 'It' Movie
We take a shine to Clare and Anthony as they pitch us their own versions of a Stephen King movie. Clare gives us a movie that is most definitely NOT a metacommentary. Anthony stuffs his movie with movies that are stuffed with People. And in the end, sexism remains alive and well in Hollywood North.Go see Clare in the monthly all-star sketch show, The Wow, the last Monday of every month at the Assembly Theatre. Anthony’s podcast the Wrong Station just started it’s fourth season, so go listen to it!
23 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
Boardroom Bonus - Harper Lee Edition
Listener questions:What’s your sign?How do I give my characters unique voices?If you could have dinner with any celebrity living or dead, would you choose living or dead?What are some cool visual tricks to let an audience know that a character is Mexican?Describe what each other looks like.How can I get my cast and crew to work for free?Movie titles:The Bermuda DiangleDoctor BabyThat’s Canon!The Big Band TheoryRequiem for a DenouementLongtime Listener, First Time Killer
35 minutes | Oct 8, 2019
Episode 57 - Toronto Plays Itself!
Craig and Hayden make themselves at home in our new boardroom and really make Toronto a character in their movie pitches. Craig exploits a lot of Canadian stereotypes. Hayden alienates a bunch of potential sponsors. But in the end, plagiarism can ruin any Hollywood career!Craig’s troupe The Wow has a show the last Monday of every month at the Assembly Theatre, Toronto. Congratulations to Hayden for joining ACTRA!
29 minutes | Jun 4, 2019
Episode 56 - Can We Fix Bohemian Rhapsody
Grace’s solo show Slow Dancing with Mediocre Boys is playing this summer in the following Canadian cities: Regina, Hamilton, Sault Ste. Marie. Find Jennifer online at www.jenniferjokes.com. Leete also has a fringe show called (Sex) Cult: A Musical (S)explosion doing two more shows in the London Ontario Fringe before moving to Hamilton and Sault Ste. Marie.
27 minutes | May 28, 2019
Boardroom Bonus - Journalism Edition
Listener questions:You’re trapped in a room with a rope, a brick and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Which one do you make a movie about?What should I order at a Hollywood bar to make everyone think I’m a player?What is the office culture like at Ishtar Studios? How many people work there?I was going to call my movie Coming Home, but I just found out there’s another movie with the same title. What should I call my movie?Movie Titles:Man Bites ManPretend It Isn’t ThereWaiter, There’s a Fly in my SoulJazz and HoneyTwo Knocks for Nicolas 2: Look Who’s KnockingThe Name of the Bros
31 minutes | May 21, 2019
Episode 55 - Can We Beat Godzilla?
Jordi and Trevor go big AND go home with their pitches for a new kaiju franchise. Jordi combines monsters and candy. Trevor finally reveals his kink. And in the end, we create the most compelling character in movie history.
24 minutes | May 14, 2019
Boardroom Bonus - Jason Statham Edition
It’s just us in the boardroom this week, answering your listener questions and then doing some pitching of our own.Listener questions:What was the best pitch you’ve ever heard?What’s your favourite SNL sketch?What are some teambuilding exercises I can do with my cast and crew?What are some unspoken no-nos in a pitch meeting?Will Josef come officiate my wedding?Movie Titles:2 to the Power of LoveDr. Seuss Lets LooseThot PoliceBrunch Time at Ridgemont HighThe Ground Rules The Man Who Knew Exactly the Right Amount
30 minutes | May 7, 2019
Episode 54 - Can We Give Tim Allen an Undeserved Comeback?
Andy Bugelli and Grace Smith go to infinity and beyond to create a new Tim Allen vehicle. Andy is starting a new career path. Grace is cutting the crap. And in the end, all Josef wants is cold, hard cash.
27 minutes | Apr 30, 2019
Boardroom Bonus - Yes Swiping Edition
It’s just us in the boardroom today, answering your listener questions and doing some pitching of our own.Listener questions:Where did you grow up… and when?If you had two movies and in one movie you had a Frankenstein who was a werewolf and in the other one there was a Frankenstein who was a Dracula, which movie would do better at the box office and which movie would win more awards?What is some onset slang to make it seem like I know what I’m doing?Can you think of any good auto antonyms?How do I convince an up and coming band to let me make a documentary about them?Movie titles:Everybody is Best FriendsThe Bitter Taste of Her SoulSwiper Yes SwipingMarch: Month of MadnessThose Who CannesBlanket Statement
31 minutes | Apr 19, 2019
Episode 53 - The Lance that Killed Jesus
In our Easter special, Connor Ferris and Vicky Gallant take a stab at creating a movie based around the Lance of Longinus, which purportedly pierced the side of Jesus on the cross. Connor turns a dead rat into a beautiful dead swan. Vicky’s got a soft spot in her heart for Seths in Hollywood. And in the end, the movie with the bigger demographic always wins.Connor is appearing in a new musical called One Small Step at the Annex Theatre in the first week of May. Vicky’s great Disney recap podcast is called We Want the D and comes out every Thursday.
27 minutes | Apr 16, 2019
Boardroom Bonus - Momdad Edition
It’s just us in the boardroom this week, answering your listener questions and then doing some pitching of our own.Listener questions:Whither thou goest?When’s Alopecia Jerry coming back on the show?Are you paying too much for car insurance?Movie titles:Black Panther v. Blacula: Dawn of SoulNight of the PaniniMountain of YouthUkrainian DollI Was a Teenage CrawdadIncel Nation
33 minutes | Apr 9, 2019
Episode 52 - Recapturing our childhood innocence with a movie set in a treehouse
We roll down the rope ladder and let Jake and Kristen into the boardroom to pitch movies set in an idyllic treehouse. Jake gives an old star a new start while Kristen invents a new Hollywood actor. But in the end, it all comes down to the almighty dollar.Kristen’s podcasts On A Dark Cold Night and Oh Boy It’s Kristen and Leete can be found wherever find podcasts are sold. Jake has a whole podcast network called Station Z.
24 minutes | Apr 2, 2019
Boardroom Bonus - Strangling with a Knife Edition
It’s just us in the boardroom this week, answering your listener questions and doing some pitching of our own.Listener Questions:How dark is too dark for a villain?What do you have in store for your next 50 episodes?How do you feel about the government putting a chip in your arm with like your passport and credit cards and everything on there but but also it has a tracker for the government to track you and also maybe cyanide?Movie Titles:The Real Merry Housewives of WindsorLittle Green Men from EarthLock, Stock and Two Smoking JacketsThe Year Halloween Fell on Friday the 13thDeath PerceptionA Memory of Tomorrow
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