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Hoaxers

Two daft and desperate siblings and their ongoing pursuit to pull off the world's next great hoax.

Vancouver, BC
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7.38 (108)

Week #1 Show Teaser Hoaxers

Renowned Hoaxologist Dr. Hubert Oliver Arnold Xang reflects upon some of history’s greatest hoaxes and ponders the motivation of those who create them. In a narrative play on David Attenborough meets Rod Serling, Dr. Xang invites the viewer to enter the world and amusing lives of two such Hoaxers.

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Synopsis

Life in their small, Pacific Northwestern town is pretty easy for siblings Hank and Loretta Skaggs (30s). Sure their parents were killed in a tragic and mysterious accident when they were teens, but the resulting insurance money they received allowed both to live comfortably for all of their adult lives. Until now.

As their nest egg dwindles, and with few skills and even fewer smarts, the siblings risk descending into poverty. Then the video happens. Soon they inadvertently find themselves at the centre of the elusive Bigfoot debate. After recognizing the attractive, monetary potential of deception, Hank and Loretta set out to pull off the world’s next great hoax.

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Derek Norn

Producer, Editor

My very first filmmaking experience was working as a a grip on the set of the "Apollo 11 Mission". I got to control the fan that was blowing the flag! After that I was hooked on the magic of making movies. To date I have produced, edited and occasionally acted in many independent shorts and was also an uncredited consultant on the movie Apollo 13.

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Nolan Lewis

Writer, Marketing / Social

Six years ago I stopped eating meat, and was thus banished from my home on the conservative Albertan plains to live amongst my hippie brethren on the West Coast. While there, I studied Screenwriting. Since graduating, I have celebrated many successes as a writer, though none more dear than my critically acclaim blog of erotic Juggalo fan fiction, The Gathering of Desire.

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Cary McKnight

Writer, Director

Ever since I can remember I have always been creating my own absurd and imaginative stories and films. My biggest break to date has been selling a WWII screenplay called "The Big List" for $50 to a kid in my elementary school. Little did I know, it was eventually optioned, sans credit to me:( I continue to write and make films. Currently developing, "Weekend at Bernie's 3"

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Ratings & Reviews

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Reviews (24)

  • Sheldon's Photo

    Sheldon O.
    posted 4 years ago

    The idea was good, but I was HOAXED into thinking it was great but after all was said it was.just OK
  • Lynn's Photo

    Lynn T.
    posted 4 years ago

    How did this not get picked?
  • Chaim's Photo

    Chaim I.
    posted 5 years ago

    I really like the premise of your show; I can't wait what the two get up to hoax wise. Best of luck
  • Felicia's Photo

    Felicia B.
    posted 5 years ago

    They blurred out the man bits, lame. :P
  • Mike's Photo

    Mike C.
    posted 5 years ago

    Looking forward to seeing what you do with this.
  • Liam's Photo

    Liam M.
    posted 5 years ago

    Not a bad idea..
  • Jethro's Photo

    Jethro H.
    posted 5 years ago

    Huge potential!
  • Richard's Photo

    Richard M.
    posted 5 years ago

    Great
  • Jan's Photo

    Jan L.
    posted 5 years ago

    Verry funny! So much potential for a funny story.
  • Byron's Photo

    Byron H.
    posted 5 years ago

    Let's get away from the host, and see the action. I'd love to see this as a sort of "Life of Frauds", where the narrator is not seen, but heard while hidden cameras capture various idiots running scams and small-time crimes, but failing miserably.
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    Cheryl M.
    posted 5 years ago

    Dr. Love does like Dr. Xang. Very fun!
  • Brian's Photo

    Brian L.
    posted 5 years ago

    Not much thought went into the writing, very bland, not humorous.
  • Asha's Photo

    Asha W.
    posted 5 years ago

    incredible! just incredible
  • martin's Photo

    martin g.
    posted 5 years ago

    Hilarious....will most definitely be in the top 50! Best one I have seen yet. Good job (or was it??)
  • Erin's Photo

    Erin B.
    posted 5 years ago

    Love that pant hoax.
  • Caroline's Photo

    Caroline D.
    posted 5 years ago

    Can't wait to see more!!
  • Stephen's Photo

    Stephen T.
    posted 5 years ago

    Fantastic. Can't wait to see more!
  • Ryan's Photo

    Ryan K.
    posted 5 years ago

    The character delivery of Dr. Xang was refreshing and funny. I can't wait to see the next episode.. Plus, an Over-the-pants nudie suit??? Give me more of this please!!!
  • Justin's Photo

    Justin L.
    posted 5 years ago

    I loled a bunch. Good job Stanley Kubrick.
  • Adam's Photo

    Adam S.
    posted 5 years ago

    Quite funny!
  • Nolan's Photo

    Nolan L.
    posted 5 years ago

    Simply amazing. Is this real? Or is it a Hoax?
  • Shawn's Photo

    Shawn H.
    posted 5 years ago

    Ridiculousness... excellent!
  • Michelle's Photo

    Michelle H.
    posted 5 years ago

    AMAZING!!!
  • Riley's Photo

    Riley L.
    posted 5 years ago

    Funny intro; Can't wait to see more
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