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Prepare to get hit by a howling tank of comedy. That’s right. FICTIONS is a wolf-tank. Trademark.

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Week #5 Hype It Fictions

Taking a break from a busy day of shooting, the Fictions Team extends an open invitation for anyone who can make their way to Calgary for a Multi-team jamboree. It's November 7th at The Plaza Theatre, doors and drinks at 5:30pm, show at 6:00pm! Come ask questions, watch hilarious videos, and generally get involved with the Calgary ComedyCoup Teams!

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KAT T. 8  posted 5 years ago

Put all my votes in for FICTIONS. I know the laughs, ability and quality are there.

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Week 5 Sell Sheet: Fictions

The beautiful sell sheet for Fictions
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CSIF

CSIF

GUESS WHO IS CO-PRESENTING THIS WITH THE TEAMS!?!? If you guessed CSIF, you would be 100% correct. This people are the masters of all that is wonderful and joyous and I'm pretty sure every team has had some help from them in some way throughout their careers. So here is to you CSIF, the twinkle in our eye, the spring in our step, the squish in our squash.
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GO FOR THE EYES

GO FOR THE EYES

Once again thank you SO SO SO MUCH to Go For The Eyes. They are both the official and unofficial favorite band of Fictions. Tell your neighbours, tell your Mom, tell your best gal-pal to check them out!
Also,that guy weird guy with the straw is going to be a weird guy with a lab coat and SCIENCE on his team in a new Fictions video! You're going to want to watch it. He made me Jimmy Fallon on set really hard, just laughing all over the place.
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Dr. Neville Headley

Dr. Neville Headley

Dr. Neville Headley and Dr. Victoria Jalbert kindly let us shoot part of Fictions in their offices, including this weeks HYPE video.

Dr. Headley also has a special guest role as Marketing Team Nine's Boss, SGT. Hargreaves in a future Fictions segment. You're not going to want to miss the new game sweeping the world: Hands on Hargreaves.

Go see him for your teeth needs! He's the best Dentist you'll ever have and the only Dentist you will ever need. Go see him in Calgary at the Market Mall Executive Professional Centre.
Call 403-286-2399 to speak to one of his great staff members.
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CUFF

CUFF

The absolutely rad people at CUFF are sponsoring our HYPE IT Event by offering up not only moral support, but also door prizes of two FULL FESTIVAL PASSES to CUFF.DOCS 2014. We love you CUFF!

CUFF.Docs is four-day event featuring the best in non-fiction films, including 11 full-length features, as well as shorts, varying in subject, style and genre. CUFF.Docs is a licensed event. All screenings will take place Globe Cinema, located at 617-8 Ave SW.

Complete film line-up: https://www.calgaryundergroundfilm.org/cuff-docs/2014/films

Tickets for individual shows are now on sale!
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ANOTHER DIMENSION COMICS

ANOTHER DIMENSION COMICS

Another AWESOME sponsor for our HYPE IT event is Another Dimension Comics in Calgary! Visit them in Calgary at 424B 10 St NW.

Words cannot express how much time and money I have gladly spent at this store. They are HUGE supporters of independent filmmaking and we have DOOR PRIZES from them! AWWYEAH! Door Prizes are the best thing ever. FYI.

Come to our HYPE IT event co-starring the other Calgary ComedyCoup teams: Mars Two, The Cutbacks, The Hill, with special guests One Hit Die! We also love Littleton Falls Settler Village from Rosebud, they will be with us at the event in spirit!
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    mullet m. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Heartfelt; that is my rating for this video after careful consideration and review so that I might meet the one hundred character requirement and earn another merit badge in the comedy coup competition.

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    Carmenne C. 1  posted 5 years ago

    I enjoyed your intro but Why you gotta be so rude? Lol Hope to see more in the weeks to come. Congrats on making the top 55.

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    Leah N. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Just because Kelsey has bigger hair than everyone doesn't mean he gets to just go around speaking his mind all willy-nilly! haha. Thanks Carmenne!

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    Rory H. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Hope that you guys get where your going with your plans. I'd like to see how this plays out! Good luck with the voting!!

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    Leah N. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Hey Rory! Thanks so much for the support! Here's hoping!!

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    Kathleen C. 0  posted 5 years ago

    this is quite similar to several other plots out there. some of the ideas are funny but do not seem original. maybe things will progress in a more interesting way.

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    I couldn't disagree more. I think that the projects that are left in the Top 55 all have something TOTALLY different going on. Not sure if you watched our other videos because I'm not sure how many projects (or even TV shows that are or have aired) have an invisible cleaning robot that doesn't fear humans or a GPS that threatens to kill you. If anyone would have any reason not to like this show it would be because it's TOO weird and different from what everyone has ever done. Thanks for watching though!

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    Alyse B. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Although I don't live in or near Calgary, I do however appreciate the invite for the party, it does sound like fun. Great job sharing support in the Calgary community. Not sure I got the hype from this clip, but I'm sure the party will more than make up for it. Good luck!

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    Leah N. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks for your comment Alyse! We had a super great party that not only brought the hype but also the crazy and the last minute and the teamwork and the amazing resourcefulness! Couldn't have do it without the other teams, everyone was amazing!

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    Gary G. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Love the fact that the Calgary teams are getting together in a joint hype-it celebration. I've seen a couple of the entries from your neck of the woods, and have been greatly entertained. Best of luck moving forward!

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    Leah N. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Gary! We've got a LOT of talent out here and we just loved to opportunity to get together and party with the other teams. They are all GREAT!

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    Malcolm M. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Not sure this hit the mark for me, just as far as hyping it goes. I do like that you put some humour into the information that you put out. But I feel like this is more for a select audience.

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    Leah N. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks for your comment Malcolm. The 90 second time limit has been REALLY limiting for us, we love writing long format things where the funny builds over time and we can bring jokes back over time. You'll find in the next video builds on what we've already shown!

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    Margaret P. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Great work – looks like this project has a lot of potential to make it to the top 15. Looking forward to your week 6 submission!! Your Hype it screen shot is hilarious!

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    Leah N. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Margaret! The picture actually came from when Kelsey (Brance) and I were standing on the other side of camera and the rest of the team was crammed against a door waiting to roll. It was HILARIOUS with all the stuff everyone is carrying so we jumped into the space with them in it and our AMAZING Key Grip/ Stills photographer Kaz jumped in and grabbed the shot. Glad you like it!!

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    Ryan G. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Go Calgary Go! Great job and keep workin' hard! You guys are very talented and I hope you keep bringin' it for the mission this week! Good luck and have a great night!

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    Leah N. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Ryan! GO CALGARY!!! You have a great night as well!

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    Matt W. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Way to rep Calgary - greetings from far out east. Good luck in the rest of the competition, Your team seems like youre really enjoying yourselves and it shows in the work youve put out. Cheers.

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    Leah N. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Matt! We've had to work EXTRA hard and everyone has volunteered their time, it's been really fun though and I'm looking forward to working with these people FOREVER!!

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    Shannon G. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Quite the competition from the east to the west coast and such an excellent group of participants makes it hard to pick just 15. I hope CBC gives you each a coffee mug or something for getting to the top 55. Best wishes to all.

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    Paul S. 1  posted 5 years ago

    I think we should all get a CBC van also. As they are getting out of hockey, maybe a mobile transmiter truck. That would be rad.

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    Leah N. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Hahaha Thanks Shannon! I was hoping for one of those hoodies or maybe a news van or something. Actually, that should be the 2nd place prize! Get a CBC news van and cover stories about how weird life is!

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    Di B. 1  posted 5 years ago

    So glad to see the deeply talented Folks from Calgary and area working and storytelling together! That, right there, is a great strength. Hoping to watch you take it all the way to the top!

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    Leah N. 0  posted 5 years ago

    I'm glad to live in a place where that's happening! Thanks so much for your support Di! Really appreciate it!

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    Kyle B. 1  posted 5 years ago

    It's great to be bringing the Calgary video teams together like that, and especially inviting people in to enjoy a party, but the video didn't cover what your series is actually about, which is the important part of this week's challenge.

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    Leah N. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks for your comment Kyle! The challenge that was given to us was to tell people why they should care about our project with ComedyCoup saying "You’re the heroes of this story, so what makes you special?(...) Do you have anything personal to share about what this project means to you, or the obstacles you’ve overcome trying to get it made?" Some teams took this as a pitch video part two, or another promo which we did not do because we had already done that. Thanks for your feedback!

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    ron s. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Real legit video showing how this show is put together. I really like this groups vids

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Ron! Out team just loves hanging out together and I think this video shows how much we want to keep doing that! FOREVER! haha

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    Keith H. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Love seeing the Alberta projects coming together. Congratulations on making it to the Top 55 and good luck on making it to the Top 15!

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Keith! We've got a LOT of talent here and we're just so excited to be part of this with other amazing teams! Hope to see you in to Top 15!

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    Alex B. 2  posted 5 years ago

    an accomplishment to get together with other teams and hold a collective event, but the video doesn't give a whole lot for a journalist to go on as a media piece. nice sell sheet.

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    Leah N. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Our pitch to journalists came in the form of a press release, this video was more about hyping our event and promoting the other Calgary teams than telling people about our project. Glad you liked the sell sheet! Thanks for your comment Alex!

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    Mark A. 2  posted 5 years ago

    A great video provided what the mission asks for, but i agree with some commenters on here; could she been a bit more entertaining. Very thorough effort though!

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    Leah N. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Mark! Trying to convey a bunch of information is 90 seconds is SUPER TOUGH we realized so some of the funny ended up having to be cut sadly but the video we have done for Monday will totally bring the funny for you!

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    Steve G. 2  posted 5 years ago

    This media pitch was very clear and concise with all the relevant information. It could have been more entertaining though; media types like to laugh too.

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Don't worry, we'll make up for this one being a little dry with a super hilarious video on Monday! Thanks for commenting Steve!

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    William M. 2  posted 5 years ago

    pretty sleek in all respects, i think as far as calgary goes you guys are catching the vibes of the city in good measure. hope your project sees some success, good opportunity

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks William! Or... is that Sting? Thanks for your support Sting! haha! We've got a lot of love for Calgary and it would be so cool to have a show made by Calgarians that is shot in Calgary! We do SO many service productions here and it's time to show everyone that the Calgary film community is VERY strong all on its own and that we can be the creators of content, not just the facilitators!

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    Sydney C. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Good job on this week's challenge. Good luck in the remainder of the competition. You have a funny concept here and hope you make it through the next round! Cheers!

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Sydney! I'm glad you like the concept! It's gone through SO many changes over the years and this ComedyCoup program came at JUST the right time for us so we feel like it has to be fate! Hope to see you at the next round as well!

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    Mark R. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Vey cool. I like that you are coming together with other Calgary teams to promote the comedy coupe and also your city! I have enjoyed your videos so far and wish you all the best!

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Mark! We're so happy to be getting all these positive comments from people! We love this show SO much and we would LOVE the opportunity to share it with the world! The Calgary teams are all so awesome and having them all at the same event was crazy cool and fun, I'm so glad that we have such an amazing film community in Calgary! Thanks for watching us do our crazy things!

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    Colleen C. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Fictions - Cool background music. Well spoken, promising young acting cast. Good proposal to public to support your project. Good luck to your team this week.

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Colleen! I love the cast, they're this group of amazingly talented people and there is for sure some magic in this combination. We also really scored with Go For The Eyes allowing us to use their music, they're amazing and they totally make our videos pop! Stay tuned for the video on Monday with Jeff from Go For The Eyes guest starring!

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    Freddie A. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Congratulations on making it to the Top 55 and good luck on making it to the Top 15!! Hopefully won't be fiction for too long after all the votes come in ! :D

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Haha! Well said Freddie! Well said! We're really excited about this project and it would be absolutely AMAZING to see this dream of ours become a real show! Thanks so much for your support!!

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    Amanda M. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Wolf tank. Ha! I like your style. But also, marketing is a fascinating topic and adding the layer of an evil corporation really sells it for me.

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    I totally agree Amanda! When I was in school I had to take some marketing courses and they were always the worst for me because marketing itself is so ridiculous and evil. Taking a team of weirdos and making them sell stuff that makes no sense is hilarious to us! Thanks SO much for watching! Glad you like our idea! :)

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    Wally F. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Nice job with the "hype" video guys. You kept it light and funny, but I still understood that there was a sense of urgency, that this project needs our support. Fun, effective delivery. Best of luck Calgary

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    Leah N. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Wally! We're really excited about our film community in Calgary and we're just so happy that we're able to share some of the stuff we're doing with everybody! Glad you liked our video!

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    Jimmy P. 3  posted 5 years ago

    something from calgary! nice! i havent seen too much from alberta in this competition yet. its an underrepresented part of the country so im on board. people seem to really like these videos. you are professional and committed. great work!

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    Leah N. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Jimmy!! Alberta is ALLL up in this bad boy! Make sure to check out the other Calgary teams as well, they've been doing hilarious stuff and we're so proud to have thrown our event with them! Can't wait to have everyone see our new video which comes out on Monday! Thanks again for watching!

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    Greg G. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Calgary seems like a good town for producing comedy! Keep it up, guys. You can definitely consider me hyped!

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    Leah N. 2  posted 5 years ago

    YEAAAAH! We LOVE a hyped fan! Thanks so much for watching Greg!

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    Megan C. 4  posted 5 years ago

    I'd like to go to your event because it's on my bday however I'm in Newfoundland. Didn't get much from this video on what your show is about but recognize that's not what this video was aimed to provide :)

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    Leah N. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks for your comment Megan! This video was mostly about hyping the event and the other Calgary teams! We sent out a press release and got some REALLY cool people out from the media, which we super loved and appreciated!

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    Liam S. 4  posted 5 years ago

    But I can't come to your event. I am in Edmonton. So I need more in this video to see what you are about. Not a big fan from just watching this one. I will check out your other missions.

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    Leah N. 2  posted 5 years ago

    We had to keep this video real simple and just state the facts and feelings but for sure take a look at our other videos to see what we're all about! Thanks for your comment Liam!

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    Rob B. 4  posted 5 years ago

    You have a funny concept that you have delivered in a pretty interesting way. I am looking forward to more from you and I am interested in seeing how this develops. Good luck moving on and keep up the funny.

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    Leah N. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Rob! Can't wait for people to see our new video on Monday, it made me laugh so hard I cried a little bit so I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do!

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    Ryan C. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Hah! "Shut up, actor"

    It's cool to see Calgary growing as an arts town, and the collaboration between teams. I'm a big fan of the Rosebud folks, and any event in a theatre sounds brilliant

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Seriously, that glorified prop needs to know his place! haha! But yeah, lots of love to the Rosebud guys because they were right there with us planning the event, stupid scheduling conflicts!

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    Bobby A. 4  posted 5 years ago

    i agree that the sell sheet is nice and simple. its better to say a lot with a little than a little with a lot. this weeks video was really good, too. keep it up guys.

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Bobby! The last minute rush really pushed the minimalism on the video as well but I think we said what needed saying and kept it clear and to the point while giving shout-outs to the other teams we love like family. Hope you'll like the new video next week!

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    kyle v. 4  posted 5 years ago

    That sell sheet is simple as can be, and that is a nice change. Sometimes over the top design isnt the right thing to do. Well done lads and ladies. Hopefully more of the same quality in the future.

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Kyle! We wanted to give the facts - just the facts. haha. We love the sell sheet and that our writer Kevin learned some new crazy photoshop techniques to make it happen so mad props to him for the whole thing because he did an AMAZING job!

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    Cindy H. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Love the idea of all the Calgary teams joining together to create hype. Brilliant! You have reeled me in to your sitcom and I will have to take another look at the videos. Keep the creativity flowing!

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Glad we reeled you in Cindy! Thanks so much for watching our videos, our team worked REALLY hard to make them happen and we're really proud of the work we've done! Thanks for your support!

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    Ben R. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Amazingly, this is one of the few "hype it" videos that's actually going above and beyond just using a video to create hype. By linking the video to a real live event in the city, pampering your loyal followers with booze, and teaming with the other Calgary groups as well, it shows a strong sense of leadership and community.
    That sounds totally unbiased, right? This was a totally unbiased opinion.

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    A totally unbiased opinion from a totally unbiased man. Thank you for your support random stranger whom I have never met before. :)

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    Royal S. 4  posted 5 years ago

    I hope things go well for you all at the event tonight. Sorry we just couldn't swing it. Royal - Littleton Falls Settler Village.

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    The event was AWESOME! A HUGE amount of teamwork went into pulling everything together at the last minute but I think, in the end, we NAIIILED IT! Hope your event went well too! Love you guys!!

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    Jessica P. 4  posted 5 years ago

    "not every idea is a bright one"... hehehe.. certainly true.. fortunately you guys have a good one! youve been bringing the funny week after week and im sure if you make it on to the next round you will bring the funny once again!

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Jessica! We love the idea too and we're super excited to have it be part of this ComedyCoup experience! Look forward to seeing you in the next round!!

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    Catherine O. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Hey Fictions. I've been sending the link to many of my friends to garner support. A few people are having trouble sining up. They left an email stating this to Comedy Coup but they haven't responded. Just wanted you to know as you don't want to miss out on any votes

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Hey Cathrine! Sorry that people are having trouble signing up hopefully ComedyCoup has it fixed now! If not send me an email at fictionstelevision@gmail.com and I'll send you the PDF I made to help people through the sign up process. Not sure if it will help, but it can't hurt! Thanks for your support!!!

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    Lane B. 5  posted 5 years ago

    The real challenge with any series in this vein is making your characters despicable and loveable. But a great team of writers and actors can pull it off fantastically, and I will be following you from now on to see where this project goes. :)

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Oh we're going to have ALL of that up in here. Our marketing team is the worst, but also, the best ever and we love them. Thanks for following us Lane!!

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    Jenna B. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Congratulations on finishing the video for this week and good luck in all your missions in the future.

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Jenna! This weeks video brought to you by - Last Minute Panic: Last minute panic, your friend in getting things done quickly.

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    Carole P. 4  posted 5 years ago

    I've been watching lots of videos and I liked yours but unclear on where you're going. Hope as I watch more you can clear up some of those questions. Make it to the next round and I'll be watching for you.

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Oh we're going some place TOTALLY different in our next video. I love it so much and it's going in a completely new direction, hope you'll watch it tomorrow! Thanks for your comment Carole!

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    Jesse P. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Seems like it's a good show.

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Jesse, we sure do like it! :)

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    Naila S. 4  posted 5 years ago

    It is nice to hear about the event, I wish I could come down from Montreal though. I find the video could have been a bit more dynamic but I still like this team and am curious where they will end up in the next rounds! Good work guys!

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Our team works together so well, I'm glad that comes off in our videos! For those who missed the event we're going to be on Twitter today at 5pm MDT @FictionsTV doing a little Q & A! Join us!!

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    Don B. 4  posted 5 years ago

    So after wading through a ton of the hype videos, I have to say that Fictions' is the most friendly one going - I don't think I've seen anyone else mention their event, let alone the other competitors from their city. That's fantastic! I think you've got a lot going for you and I'll be looking forward to seeing what you can do. If I was in Calgary, I'd be there!

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Don! We had a BLAST at the event and I love these other teams with a fiery passion that burns within my soul. You should stop by our Q & A on twitter today at @FictionsTV at 5pm MST and ask us ALL THE QUESTIONS! Haha

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    Elissa S. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Cool show guys. Unfortunately I dont live in Calgs or else I would be there. Good luck for the votes and I will be cheering you on :)

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Elissa! We're going to do a Q & A on twitter today in lieu of or live tweeting failure! Stop by @FictionsTV at 5pm MST and ask us ANYTHING!!!

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    Catarina S. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Great concept see you on nov 7 :)

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    Leah N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    IT WAS THE EVENT TO END ALL EVENTS!!

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    Wanda k. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Interesting concept, i like it. It seems like it would be enjoyable for almost all ages, (except of course the during the useage of bad language and whatnot). Im a fan of the cast you've picked, all funny, however they need some work in a smidge of places. Good luck guys!

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks for your feedback Wanda! Our cast is amazing! If anything is lacking it's 100% because we gave them the scripts on set the day of and they winged it! We have been fortunate enough to assemble a cast and crew that I'm proud to call family. Whatever we throw at them they've just rolled with it and that's all magic and love. Our aim it to be very accessible to every age but we have an edge (just wait to see some of the backstory that's going to come out in the next few weeks!) These are fully formed characters and actors playing them totally embody them. I couldn't be happier with the people we have cobbled together. All I did was ask the most talented people I know to help me out and this is what happened, if that's not the power of storytelling and friendship then I don't know what is! Seriously though, some of the comments have me feeling real sentimental and I hope we make the Top 15 just to keep the family together. DO IT FOR THE KIDS GUYS! HELP US STAY TOGETHER FOR THE KIDS!

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    Catherine O. 5  posted 5 years ago

    Can't wait for the Plaza bash. What a unique and wonderful idea to bring the Calgary pilot shows together. It's great that all the Calgary pilots will be represented but my votes only go to the best pilot which is hands down FICTIONS!

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    I just wept a single tear of joy Catherine! That probably sounded sarcastic but I mean it, it got a little misty over here. The Plaza shindig is going to be the best time of all good times that were ever had and we're SO excited for it!! Thanks so much, again, I'm actually choking up over here!

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    Curtis W. 4  posted 5 years ago

    I love how you guys are truly embracing the growing film community within Calgary, and it's great of you guys to team up with other great local shows! Good luck!

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    We deeply love the film community in Calgary and want to support EVERYONE making stuff here. We're growing like crazy and it would be amazing to have a TV show by Calgarians shot in Calgary! We've got a lot of service productions here but it's time for a 100% homegrown show to spread its wings and fly into the hearts of audiences everywhere. Or be like a chest-burster from Alien and BURST out of the hearts of audiences everywhere, you know, whatever works.

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    Marilyn G. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Liked your sell sheet, you also seemed to have put together quite the hype event! Good job planning a group event, that's a lot to take on. Best of luck for top 15.

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    The writer Kevin Weir worked really hard on the sell sheet so I'm very glad you like it! Our hype event will be the hypeist of events! Thanks for your support for our Top 15 run, we're going to give it our all! Thanks Marilyn!

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    Sue D. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Good for you for coordinating this event with other Calgary entries, and kudos on your personalized hype-it video too. It doesn't cover as much ground as some of the other entries, but it's funny nonetheless. Congratulations on advancing to the Top 55!

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Sue! We figured we needed to give a shot-out to the other teams in this video because we're all in this together man! As long as we can keep our actor quiet while the adults are talking we should be ok...

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    Judith W. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Makes me laugh and I'm a grumpy old lady! Nice and generous to plan an event for all the other competitors as well- great karma will come back to you.

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Judith! We're all about good karma at Fictions, one time we had bad karma and Kelsey lost a thumb! It was a dark time that we don't like to think about... SO LET'S NOT AND INSTEAD WE PARTY!

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    Michael K. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Haha! This is a great hype video - you talk about the hype event, and you're so funny while you're doing it! I have a soft spot in my heart for Alberta, so I'm rooting for all of you. Wish I could be at the party!

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    You will be at the party in spirit and in our hearts! Plus, you can follow along as we live tweet the event @FictionsTV !! Thanks for the hype for our hype, we hope to continue to hype our hype so you're hyped about it!

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    Matt F. 4  posted 5 years ago

    I think it is so cool that you guys are doing a live event with all the other teams in Calgary. Very neat! Congratulations on getting into the Top 55 and all the best with your live event tomorrow, and the Top 15 vote! Go Alberta!

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    YEAH ALBERTA! We're a pretty tight community so having an event together just made sense! Thanks for the support Matt!

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    Heather M. 4  posted 5 years ago

    I am hyped! I love fiction! And I love jamborees! I will also put a vote in or two probably! Okay definitely! :)

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    I LOVE THOSE THINGS TOO!!! Thanks for the votes! We love votes almost as much a jamborees!

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    Wendy M. 4  posted 5 years ago

    good job on this weeks challenge. Congratulations on making it this far and I look forward to seeing more. keep on going!

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Wendy! Next weeks video will certainly tickle your bone of funny!

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    Jonathan C. 4  posted 5 years ago

    That's wicked you guys were able to film in a dental office for some of the shots. Location can always make the film really pop. The little things like that go a long way especially with the time restrictions for each weeks mission.

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    It worked out really well! Plus, pretty much the greatest Dentist of all time, he gave us treat bags after we wrapped filming. We couldn't have asked for more!

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    Debbie N. 4  posted 5 years ago

    I too, put all my votes in for FICTIONS!!!!!!!

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Debbie!!! You know what's up!

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    KAT T. 8  posted 5 years ago

    Put all my votes in for FICTIONS. I know the laughs, ability and quality are there.

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    THANKS KAT! Really appreciate the support! See you tomorrow for ALL THE BEERS!

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    Natalia H. 3  posted 5 years ago

    I think its awesome the calgary teams connected to do their hype event together!!! It's too bad tho, want to see more of the shows and less of the teams talking about the shows (HINT HINT Comedy Coup!!!)

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Natalia! We didn't realize that the other teams would be going for more of a "pitch video part two" thing. I guess we just took the parameters of the mission toooo strictly! Oh well, the event will be awesome and the blogs will be all a twitter once we get through with them!

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    KAT T. 5  posted 5 years ago

    Cancelling my homework, social life and packing for my international tour just to be with my fav cast and crew Friday at the Plaza. Looking forward to meeting up with FICTIONS and the other teams.

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    YUSSSS now THAT is the spirit! Because what's more important than getting your party on with indie filmmakers? Nothing! I mean look at this post! Thanks Kat!!

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    Katy R. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Very cool to see teams working together, and you guys seem to be pretty awesome together. Good luck!

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Katy! We're happy about it too!

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    Mack B. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Thoroughly enjoying that you guys aren't putting down other teams, but rather encouraging Calgary teams! Great job all. I really enjoy a good comedy like this one so keep up the good work! Congratulations on making it to the Top 55 and good luck on making it to the Top 15!!

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Mack! I think we're better together! What's good for one team in the same region is good for the whole industry in that region because it means potential jobs for everyone!! Plus, with projects like the ones we have in Calgary and teams as awesome as these why WOULDN'T you want to get in on that!?! Haha! Thanks again for your good luck wishes, hope to see you on the other side! :)

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    mary T. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Going forward my votes will go to storyline, substance and ability to deliver a sustainable, CBC suitable, comedy series. Very hopeful you will deliver that.

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    Leah N. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Mary, you totally nailed it! It appears we didn't go "flashy" enough in this video for some people but we have a strong story with an amazing cast and a stellar crew! We've been working on this show for years and we know these characters like they're our weird shitty friends. There are SO many places we will go and SO many stories we will tell and we're excited to be part of ComedyCoup so we get the chance to tell some of them! Thanks so much for your comment!!!!

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    Brian b. 2  posted 5 years ago

    You did a straightforward job of announcing the multi-team Calgary event and inviting people to attend… but you didn’t make a media pitch for your own show???

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    To reach the media we did a press release which you can find in our "Press" section. This video was more about telling people why we're making the show and the community we come from. Thanks for your comment!

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    Virginia S. 1  posted 5 years ago

    So where is your story? Its great to hear about a party to promote you and other groups involved but this mission was to tell me about your show. You lost this one. Enjoy your party.

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    Leah N. 5  posted 5 years ago

    Actually, the video was supposed to promote the event and, as ComedyCoup said for the mission video "Do you have anything personal to share about what this project means to you, or the obstacles you’ve overcome trying to get it made? Always be asking yourself, why should we care about your story?" We mentioned the film studio and the other teams because that's what's important to us. I'm sorry that means you think we "lost this one."

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    Sharon H. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Good for you getting a Calgary posse together. It should make for a great event. I think Calgary would be a very interesting place for a sit com. Good luck advancing to the next round.

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Sharon! GO CALGARY TEEEEAMS!

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    Diana M. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Sounds like a great party. Best of luck. Video was a little plain, I couldn't stop staring at the boom mic reflection, but I liked the sincerity in making a Calgary based show. Good luck!

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Hi Diana, we went for a really behind the scenes feel on this one because... we shot it last thing at the end of the day when the crew was packing up, haha. Stuff like that bothers me too though, I promise, all the videos we have coming will be polished shiny like new penny! Thanks!

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    Kathy L. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Yessss! Something about your collegial and inclusive spirit comes through here that goes beyond the already impressive video content.

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Kathy, I guess a lot of people probably feel the same way but we have an AMAZING team for this show and we really are a family who love each other and love what we're doing. I'm glad that showed in the video! Thanks again!

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    Katherine B. 4  posted 5 years ago

    I wish I were in Calgary to make this show! it sounds like a hoot, and you can just call me an Owl! There's nothing I love more than comedy. Well, there is, and that's LIVE comedy!

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Ohhhh buddy, you are missing quite the show here! But don't worry, we'll be live tweeting the event @FictionsTV! Follow along with a beer in hand and it will be like you're there! GO CALGARY TEAMS!

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    Lauren M. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Not my favorite video, but very clear and it sounds like it will be an awesome party. (too bad i'm nowhere near where it's happening) Good luck for top 15 and I hope to see more.

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    We unfortunately didn't have the time to give this video as much pizazz as we would have liked but what this video lacks we will make up for in the next video. As a pyrotechnician, I can promise you, there will be explosions* (*note: they will be CGI explosions because blowing things up for realz is expensive) Thanks for the kind words!

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    Dianne B. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Nice job. Good luck

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Dianne!

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    Tom G. 4  posted 5 years ago

    This is like a slow cooker. It's deliciousness exponentially improves the longer it simmers in the crockpot of my mind. Blown away. Poof!

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    I don't know what that means but I AM going to steal it. Fictions: It's deliciousness exponentially improves the longer it simmers in the crockpot of your mind. Fictions.

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    Emilee G. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Not one of my favourite videos. One of the plainer ones. For me it doesn't compare to the likes of "Campus Law", "Goons", "Heir Heads" and "Roll for Damage".

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Don't worry Emilee, we don't need a bombardment of zippy one liners to sell this event. We have beer. Beer is like a baseball diamond. Sell it, and they will come.

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    Sarah D. 4  posted 5 years ago

    love the promotion for your party event, you will definitely see me there! The video needed a bit more oomph to it, maybe someone juggling in the background? heh just kidding but I liked seeing the behind-the-scenes stuff, gimme more comedic content please!

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR CLOWNS SARAH! Plus, they frighten me even more with they juggle, it means they have good hand-eye coordination for stabbing me.

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    carly t. 4  posted 5 years ago

    this was a very informative video but I also found it a bit boring and I would have liked to see something more than just talking at a table. Good idea on mentioning your party in your video. sell sheet was well done.

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Information can be FUUUUUN! If you're looking for entertainment check out @FictionsTV during our event because we will be live tweeting the funnies!

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    Sheldon O. 3  posted 5 years ago

    You guys did well delivering info on your HYPE IT UP event, I just found the whole video kinda boring, other teams really stepped it up this week and had some funny in them. Good luck with your party on Friday

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    What we lack in one liners in our video we will MORE than make up for with our event, which we will be live tweeting @FictionsTV. I promise you, we're hilarious. My mom told me.

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    IAN N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Excellent promotion for the "PARTY". Looking forward to meeting all the teams that will be attending. The personal touch for promoting FICTIONS is the way to go.

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    I will personally shake the hand of every commenter here... if I can find you... you'll have to be on an orange background though or else how will I know it's you?

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    John R. 4  posted 5 years ago

    I agree, GREAT sell on the party. As I have been following I see that you like to show us what you are about not tell us. I think that you used the teaser time well to promote the event where you can sell yourselves in person. Good job!

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks John! Working on a tight timeline with a key team member in another city isn't easy, but damn if we won't make all the rest of the videos gleam like the light of 1000 hilarious suns! That was a weird image and you should probably not thing too hard about it.

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    Christina O. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Great sell on your party, and very smart in joining up with other teams. I didn't really see how this video informed the media at all about what your show is about. I noticed that some media outlets already do know about your concept though, congrats with the Calgary Herald article. Your party sounds awesome, you could always add MST to your event page even though it is very clear that you guys are in Calgary. Have a fun night! And thanks for your response to my previous response in thanking...oh forget it, you guys are doing great.

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Hey Christina! This video was sent out along with a press release you can read here: http://www.wireservice.ca/index.php?module=News&func=display&sid=13056

    This party planning has just about killed us, so please follow along as we live tweet the event @FictionsTV !!

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    Brian T. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Looking forward to meeting FICTIONS and the other Alberta Teams who’ll be at the "PARTY" November 7th at the Plaza Theatre.

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Brian!! Come ready to drink because the beer WILL BE FLOWING LIKE WINE!!!

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    Lucas M. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Sounds good! Like the hype video! I'll try to make it to the jamboree thing if I happen to find myself in that half of the country.

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    GET YOUR JAMBOREE ON NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE! A solo iPod dance party, is still a party if you bring enough glitter. Remember that.

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    Jordan C. 4  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks so much for the shout out! we went a different direction in our video, didn't really have room for shout outs, but thank you so much!-Littleton Falls.

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    LOVE YOU LITTLETON! You're in our hearts, even though only at the event in spirit.

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    Sarah A. 4  posted 5 years ago

    You guys are amazing for organizing the multi-team hype event. If we hadn't had our wires crossed Mars Two would've totally given you a shout out as well!

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Pish posh! You guys are awesome and we're just happy to have all the Calgary teams together now!

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    Angela P. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Looking forward to seeing more from you guys!
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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Angela, we're hoping to see more from us too... which we will see, when it is seen, by those who see. I think I've made a pretty cogent argument there so I'm going to go with that. :)

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    Kaine K. 4  posted 5 years ago

    then leave longer comments and get more votes to push the project forward

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    Kaine K. 4  posted 5 years ago

    I get that there are other Calgary teams, but should they really even bother? I just can't see any of these other projects coming out of the woodwork to look better than this one. Fictions for the win.

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    When all the Calgary groups work together then we will OCTUPLE our fans! I've done the math, octuple.

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    Gwyn A. 3  posted 5 years ago

    I love One Hit Die!

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    As do we! We're SO happy to have them with us at this event, it should be a crazy good night.

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    Brooke H. 4  posted 5 years ago

    As a former Calgarian I'm so excited to see so many teams from Calgary here. Also because of your new film studio! Wish I could be there on the 7th and all the best!

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    Leah N. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Brooke! I will have a drink in your honor at the party. I will also me having a drink in honor of every comment we get... what I'm trying to say is... I'm going to have a lot of drinks.

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    Debbie N. 5  posted 5 years ago

    Yesterday, I had the privilege of a "behind the scenes" visit to the filming of Fictions. I am happy to report that the cast and crew not only work well together they play well together! They are warm, funny and polite. I cannot wait to meet them all at the "PARTY" November 7th at the PLAZA THEATRE. Also, looking forward to meeting the other Alberta Teams that are attending. SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!

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    Leah N. 2  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!

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