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Ad Game

A washed up screenwriter attempts to recreate himself by taking a job at a second-rate ad agency.

Toronto, ON
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7.03 (60)
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Synopsis

Mad Men has shown us the inside of a high-end advertising agency. But what about the agencies that can’t nab marquee accounts? Ad Game explores such a place: Brown Box Blue (BBB), a secondary-market satellite office of a large ad firm.

Instead of big brands like Chevy, American Airlines, and Hilton, BBB’s clients include burn-inducing coffee machines, designer “fashion wings,” and shelf-stable, meat-based taco filling.

Ad Game looks at demanding clients with horrible products, office politics, and the eccentric characters that are part and parcel of the advertising business. This poor man’s Mad Men is seen through the eyes of office newcomer (and washed-up screenwriter) Adam Kilborn.

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Greg Wayne

Showrunner, Writer

Bred like a cyborg for the sole purpose of creating art. Immersed in film and television from birth (my dad found my name in TV Guide). Trained in the arts - drama, visual art, music, and of course dance - from grade 4 to 12. Since blossomed into a highly effective writer with an elite education and work produced worldwide.

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Kian Marandi

Director, Director of Photography

Toronto born and raised Engineer by day, film-maker and actor by night. Kian was shipped off to the far reaches of North York to train in theatre, music, visual art and even dance from the tender age of 9. Since then, Kian has used this training to write and direct sketch comedy, act in local theatre productions and make a few films along the way. Kian enjoys ice cream.

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Kaveh Mohebbi

Writer, Producer

MA in screenwriting at the London Film School. Have written for This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Recent graduate of the Canadian Film Centre's Writers Lab. Comedy writer with a background in feature films.

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Ratings & Reviews

Ratings (60)

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Reviews (9)

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    Alekxandra L.
    posted 2 years ago

    Moderately funny script and decent production values, but the acting is utterly awful. Really, acting school quality... Not recommended.
  • Sheldon's Photo

    Sheldon O.
    posted 2 years ago

    Not bad, better than I was expecting, I laughed a few times
  • Forman's Photo

    Forman H.
    posted 2 years ago

    hope you guys make the cut
  • Leigh's Photo

    Leigh R.
    posted 2 years ago

    Good!
  • Carolyn's Photo

    Carolyn W.
    posted 2 years ago

    taco squirters!!
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    kyle b.
    posted 2 years ago

    This looks like it has legs. Good luck!
  • Eric's Photo

    Eric L.
    posted 2 years ago

    Tacos in a bottle. Not bad.
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    Gilles L.
    posted 2 years ago

    #AdMafia may have to take your out at some point, only because I enjoyed your trailer so much (The Don is not pleased!)
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    Jamileh G.
    posted 2 years ago

    Very good job!!
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