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Nuts and Bolts

After an ad executive loses it all, he chooses to take a job at the local hardware store.

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Week #5 Hype It Nuts and Bolts

Sometimes when you're the underdog, you have to go underground for help.

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Jonathan H. 2  posted 4 years ago

This show has great comedy potential; I really like the new spin you are putting on established TV tropes and am looking forward to what more you can come up with!

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Dr. Chris Minz

Dr. Chris Minz

This week's video was owes a lot to Dr. Chris Minz. Not only is he an independent film making wizard and all around artist and confidant, he selflessly stepped up in front of and behind the camera at the 11th hour.
Learn more about Dr. Minz and his many projects at drminz.com
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Follow Your Funny

Follow Your Funny

Written and directed by Howard Pressburger, assisted by Chris Minz. Edited by Alex Booth. Original location scouting by Peter Ivaskiv. Help and support by Shana Sandler and Josh Tizel.
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    Shana S. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Many thanks to all who visited, rated and commented, giving the underdog team who was cut right away and persevered the fuel and inspiration to go full out for Wildcard status! It's now out of our hands, but we remain grateful for the ComedyCoup Accelerator and the amazing opportunity and motivation it gave us to create. Tonight, the Top 15 will be revealed, as well as our "Flip it" mission, where we got to plunge the depth of our hardware humour and explore a whole new perspective!

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    CINZIA S. 1  posted 4 years ago

    The more clips we watch, the more we want to see! Super intrigued as to where a collection of episodes would take us. Lots of potential to be a real cult comedy classic! Best o luck! Steve and Cinz

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    Jay R. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Dry humour, love the TV drama music, well paced, and worth the pay-off. I like that you embrace the inner under-dog. Everyone roots for the underdog!

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    Keith H. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Congrats on the top 55! Likeable cast. good luck to this gang. I'm interested in seeing more.

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    Mark A. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Really fun taking comedy into a different angle. Could work against you guys when in the top but hopefully enough people find it funny enough for your to advance.

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    Jonathan H. 2  posted 4 years ago

    This show has great comedy potential; I really like the new spin you are putting on established TV tropes and am looking forward to what more you can come up with!

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    matt e. 2  posted 4 years ago

    reminds me of a pinter play, like real text-y and rich like butter, i think there's an absurd edge on this. dark and funny, moving forward and upward guys!

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    Gail S. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Just noticed your final sell sheet. I love how you combined the best of both. It's all great stuff, which is why you deserve a chance to deliver that show to the many fans who have been following you all these weeks. GOOD LUCK!!!!

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    Gail S. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Loved the pic of the pitch fork open house winners winners! Not that's funny!!!!!

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    Paul H. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Great sell sheet; very descriptive and makes me want to see more.

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    Myke M. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Dark, brooding... and funny! Great dry-humour pacing as well. I'm sick of seeing shows and movies with people pretty much yelling at me "This last line was a joke! Now laugh, monkey!!" and harping on it until there is no doubt that someone, somewhere, laughed, if only out of nervousness. This Nuts And Bolts teaser, however, is an approach giving the viewer the *chance* to laugh, but not stopping for the uninitiated if not. LOVE IT!

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    Shana S. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks for your support and astute comments Myke! Check back Monday at 9pm for a whole new angle as per our "Flip it" mission!

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    Len K. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Great smell sheete - menacing, melancolical, moose-y and mouth wateringly delicious in equal measure. Nice! Good luck!

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    Shana S. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thank you for your unique perspective Len!

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    Kajetan K. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Love your Sell sheet, art looks good. Nothin wrong with a little Dry Humour. Certainly different than a lot of the other teams. Best of luck!

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    Howard P. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. Dry humour and maybe a dry martini.

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    Adam W. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Kudos on continuing with this contest! We were underdogs too and it was only because we kept going and putting out fresh content that we proved worthy of a Wild Card. Good luck moving forward and we wish you the best! - Buddy Guys.

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    Howard P. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks.
    We've been watching you guys also since day one. Your getting wildcarded in the last round was inspiring for us to keep going.

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    Sathees S. 2  posted 4 years ago

    You are right people do like an underdog and there are projects with people who have been on the CBC so to the underdog I hope you make it.

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    Howard P. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Tenacity and talent. Not willing to take no for an answer. And having a crapload of fun doing it.
    Thanks for the support.

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    Don C. 2  posted 4 years ago

    This is different that what I have seen elsewhere, in this video anyways. I liked your first one as well. Looking forward to see where all this 'follow your funny' will lead. The Best of luck to your team!

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    Howard P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thank you Don,
    We appreciate your comments and your support. We will have a very different video for The Flip.
    You can also use our wildcard vote button here: http://chn.ge/1rPlNF8

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    Sharon H. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Showing how the so-called "ordinary" is always the most extraordinary. Good luck you guys!

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    Howard P. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Sharon,
    The ordinary is only ordinary until you scratch the surface.

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    Sheldon O. 0  posted 4 years ago

    I don't know, it just seemed to keep dragging on, found it to slow paced. Not sure how it's gonna fair out with what some of the other teams have entered. Needed the funny.

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    Shana S. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks for commenting Sheldon! Our approach is certainly more subtle, and our humour is dry. Definitely different from the other teams. Monday's new video should prove interesting, so check back then!

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    carly t. 2  posted 4 years ago

    would have liked to see your faces and such in the video but the lighting stopped that. The video had good content though. Your sell sheet was very well done. Good use of colours, pictures, and information! best of luck you have a good idea.

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    Howard P. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Carly,
    The shadowy faces are a specific artistic choice meant to help convey intrigue and subterfuge necessary to overcome being the underdog. We'd love for you to see our faces, so you should come down to our week long open house event. Check our Facebook page for details.

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    Stephen C. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Having always been an inquisitive boy, I've wondered myself about the Nuts and Bolts of things, and now we can finally get down to seeing what makes things tick! Thanks!

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    Gail S. 2  posted 4 years ago

    I just saw the tweet about the Open House and the pic of your open bar and choice of solvents. Now that is hilarious! Your fans have been patiently waiting for more videos from the hardware store, so that tweet just shows how rich in humor the hardware store can actually be. Enough with all the required stuff - it's time to get to the Nuts and Bolts of your show.

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    Lisa H. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Let's hope the powers that be follow your funny and get you to the Top 15!

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    Jay Z. 2  posted 4 years ago

    I'm just jealous you scored Dr.Minz for your vid.

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    Max S. 2  posted 4 years ago

    There's really no other way to take it. Anything with Minz in it is awesome by default. We <3 that weird dude. Good luck the rest of the way. - Randy Justice

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    Howard P. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Considering who you've got in your cast, I'll take this as a big compliment.

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    Sean M. 2  posted 4 years ago

    I keep thinking about looking at this and wanting to look at it and looking at it and it's lookng right back at me and I smile nervous like and wish I could just jp into my smartphone.
    It makes me laugh and affects my innards. I see it.

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    Gail S. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Very interesting approach. "Follow your funny" is being very true to your vision. You are neither leading the pack or following the pack, so your comedic integrity has not been compromised. Your work stands on its own, so let's hope the powers that be recognize your talent and turn this project into a groundbreaking show.

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