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Scratch Tracks

Recording studio wizard starts over in his hometown where it turns out everyone wants to be a star.

Shelburne, NS
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7.09 (277)

Week #1 Show Teaser Scratch Tracks

In SCRATCH TRACKS failed music producer Nathan Williams retreats to stoner Grandma’s basement and his old recording studio. He and assistant, wise-beyond-her-years Bridget, are besieged by hopeful locals. Miraculously Nate leads misfit musicians to discover hidden talents. Real-life Canadian musicians with fictional stories gravitate to them, proving that everyone wants to be a star.

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Synopsis

In Scratch Tracks failed music industry producer NATHAN WILLIAMS retreats tail-between-legs to his quirky hometown to revive his old recording studio in his grandma’s basement. He and two young assistants - wise-beyond-her-years, sexy rocker BRIDGET PEPPER and tech-savvy, anal geek REX ROSE are besieged by hopeful locals. Stoner GRANDMA hovers, causing havoc and sometimes saving the day. Miraculously Nate leads misfit musicians to discover hidden talents and launch careers. Eventually real-life Canadian musicians with fictional stories gravitate to Scratch Track. Each episode ends with an original song - comic or poignant – proving that “everyone wants to be a star”.

Team

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Darcy Rhyno

Writer, Creator

I'm the author of two books of short stories and two novels for children. I manage a small arts centre, work as a travel writer and teach university courses. I'm a fan of TV's best sitcoms like Modern Family, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Coach's Corner.

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Alex Buchanan

Editor, Music Director

They call me the kid. I'm 12 - well, no, 23 - and I own and operate HarbourTone Studios in Shelburne, the home of Scratch Tracks, the sitcom. I've released two full length CDs of my own music and produced dozens for fellow musicians, books on tape for authors and the odd collection of sermons. I'm the team member who can supply the set and all original music.

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Rob Stork

Producer, writer-director

I am an Emmy winning creator, writer and producer with over twenty years experience in film and television production, whose work has appeared on Showtime Networks, Discovery Channel, Fox, Disney Channel and PBS. I am also a lifetime member of the Writers Guild of America.

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Ratings & Reviews

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Reviews (69)

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    Sheldon O.
    posted 1 year ago

    Nice job on the flip it video, she did great as the commentator, don't mess with these guys
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    Sherri T.
    posted 1 year ago

    Scratch Tracks is hilarious! Love, love to see my friends acting. Especially love Grandma, she is awesome! :) Keep it up gang!
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    Janet M.
    posted 1 year ago

    Keep it coming!
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    Willy S.
    posted 1 year ago

    Rob S. isn't smart, or funny, or in any way providing constructive criticism to projects by giving low ratings. Unnecessary bad ratings are no fun for anyone. Stop it Rob. You're an Emmy winner... Don't need to sink to that level.
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    Cheryl G.
    posted 1 year ago

    From what has been revealed so far, looks like a kooky enjoyable show with great characters, abundant story lines and great music. Keep moving forward. Good production values as well!
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    lori h.
    posted 1 year ago

    Great teaser here, lots love for the east coast talent, keep up the good work
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    Starla B.
    posted 1 year ago

    Love the Grandma!
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    Murray H.
    posted 1 year ago

    Great characters. They have lots of open ended potential for future direction.
    I would like to be involved in this production as a character of interest...
    devious of me . But I can drum ! Cheery Murray Beats
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    Louise S.
    posted 1 year ago

    Charming concept! I'm not sure if I'm convinced about how consistently funny it will be over a series though.
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    Bogdan N.
    posted 1 year ago

    Great show! Fine people, good humour, dynamic and awesome flow of action, good cuts and editing! Way to go team, I'm all yours :)
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    stillman s.
    posted 1 year ago

    fantastic , great talent , funny x 10
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    Kelly r.
    posted 1 year ago

    I think I will be a real funny show
  • Jim's Photo

    Jim C.
    posted 1 year ago

    I think the cast is jelling as we learn more about their character...
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    loretta d.
    posted 1 year ago

    Loved it! great characters.
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    Kathleen G.
    posted 1 year ago

    Looks funny. Want more.
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    Carmenne C.
    posted 1 year ago

    Wow! Sooooo funny!!! Can't wait to see more!! Oh and Can I be a star too? Cause EVERYONE wants to be a star, eh!!!
  • Lisa's Photo

    Lisa B.
    posted 1 year ago

    This is awesome! LOL
  • Murray's Photo

    Murray H.
    posted 1 year ago

    Not bad
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    Adrian M.
    posted 1 year ago

    Funny :)
  • Susan's Photo

    Susan H.
    posted 1 year ago

    I thought this was very funny. I really want to see this sit-com. When will I be able to see it?!!!!
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    Alison S.
    posted 1 year ago

    Great concept, good idea for introduction of characters. Definately a show I would like to watch. Keep it real!
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    Dylan M.
    posted 1 year ago

    Solid looking project. I am impressed and look forward to it's development
  • Laura's Photo

    Laura D.
    posted 1 year ago

    cute
  • Frederick's Photo

    Frederick S.
    posted 1 year ago

    great idea
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    Sherrill K.
    posted 1 year ago

    Great group of characters for a sitcom. Love Grandma - if she liked red wine instead of pot, I'd have auditioned!!
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    Amanda P.
    posted 1 year ago

    I think the premise has lots of places to go. The editing is top notch. Actors are good and the script is funny.
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    Marshall S.
    posted 1 year ago

    funny stuff
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    Braden C.
    posted 1 year ago

    Really love it! It's so original and funny! I think this has potential to be something great. I love the grandma character!!!!
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    Cyril M.
    posted 1 year ago

    I like the concept. Lots of potential for material because musicians, or those that want to be, can be the craziest characters around. I know quite a few and they can fill several seasons of weirdness. Good luck!
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    Alain M.
    posted 1 year ago

    Solid premise.
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    Allan C.
    posted 1 year ago

    Great Teaser. Loved it
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    karen s.
    posted 1 year ago

    Love it, especially grandma!
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    Patricia H.
    posted 1 year ago

    Funny as hell! Love it, can't wait to see more!
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    Belinda R.
    posted 1 year ago

    You've got me hooked! Great story with endless possibilities for where your storyline will go next. Can't wait to see where you take us!
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    Cap'n Dave S.
    posted 1 year ago

    Big what
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    Rita C.
    posted 1 year ago

    Love the way the pathos and comedy are intertwined with individual dreams, societies preconceptions and each individuals personal journey; Grandma totally at home in her skin in all ways, the struggle [ and humour ] of the lead - did 'he ' fail ' in an artificial world ? Or is success about happiness within? The Vlogger who is the conscious observer representing her own views and acting as the collective viewer perhaps. This has characters you love, you recognize, you can empathize with and wince at. Having the potential to spin in so many directions, seriously raising questions about societies artificial values whilst presenting a totally watchable, enjoyable and entertaining program. The addition of real live, unique music, acting as a showcase is pure genius and another delight for the senses LOVE IT.
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    Marta R.
    posted 1 year ago

    Love the mash up of music, video and quirky small town.
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    Edward R.
    posted 1 year ago

    Hugs from NS! I hope you guys do great.
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    Pat D.
    posted 1 year ago

    Hilarious, great characters, story line covers multi generations. Never a dull moment!
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    Glenn C.
    posted 1 year ago

    This sitcom submission has enormous potential. The possibilities for hilarious storylines are endless. And it will have music as well.
  • Guy's Photo

    Guy T.
    posted 1 year ago

    Real people, observations are spot on hilarious
  • Randall's Photo

    Randall R.
    posted 1 year ago

    Meh..
  • Dana's Photo

    Dana h.
    posted 1 year ago

    spectacular
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    Chett B.
    posted 1 year ago

    This video made me weak!
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    miles R.
    posted 1 year ago

    great idea, can get a lot of episodes from it
  • Alex's Photo

    Alex B.
    posted 1 year ago

    A recording studio set in a small town - the sky is the limit! ...everyone and their dog wants to be a star!
  • Cindy's Photo

    Cindy H.
    posted 1 year ago

    Loved it!
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    Isabella R.
    posted 1 year ago

    So original! I love it, the characters are fantastic!
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    Darlene W.
    posted 1 year ago

    I wanna see more.
  • Jennifer's Photo

    Jennifer D.
    posted 1 year ago

    Loved it
  • Cathy's Photo

    Cathy H.
    posted 1 year ago

    Great characters, plot and funny!
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    Oshia M.
    posted 1 year ago

    So proud of my town-- i hope you all get the chance to be a star, as if you aren't already. ;) Goodjob everyone, we got this.
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    Janet M.
    posted 1 year ago

    I love the premise - this sitcom has great potential - can't wait for more!!!
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    Bruce B.
    posted 1 year ago

    Awesome start...hilarious. Amazing how much talent there is in our small community.
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    Merrie H.
    posted 1 year ago

    The glory of this idea is that there is an excellent opportunity to showcase real Canadian talent; both little known unrecorded artists and professionals alike can get a public airing and be heard where they might not be otherwise. I see great potential in this, and the ability to appeal to many musical tastes.
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    Sammi W.
    posted 1 year ago

    Amazing!
  • Ashley's Photo

    Ashley S.
    posted 1 year ago

    Was so exciting to be a part of this amazing experience. Everyone did an amazing job and I'm crossing my fingers for you guys! You have my vote, of course. :)
  • Jerry's Photo

    Jerry L.
    posted 1 year ago

    It's gonna be great!
  • Sam's Photo

    Sam B.
    posted 1 year ago

    I love the concept!
  • Skyler's Photo

    Skyler S.
    posted 1 year ago

    Looks like a good idea!
  • Bry's Photo

    Bry G.
    posted 1 year ago

    Wacky idea - the characters will be the key. Looks fun to me. I'd like to see more.
  • Maureen's Photo

    Maureen L.
    posted 1 year ago

    Super funny... good luck :)
  • Bonnie's Photo

    Bonnie L.
    posted 1 year ago

    This is hilarious! Can't wait to see more and pass my friends the link...
  • Henry's Photo

    Henry P.
    posted 1 year ago

    Funny, with great potential
  • Richard's Photo

    Richard D.
    posted 1 year ago

    Good promo video for a possible movie or series. It has so much potential for broad appeal: the adult bfa (back from away) experience where you find your hometown isn't what you remember, quirky/Corner Gas personalities, a grandmother who could show Pierre Berton how to roll one. "Be sure to remove any twigs and seeds..."

    Finally something the whole family can enjoy !

    As well as the acting, good audio and video production BTW.
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    Sue D.
    posted 1 year ago

    The fact that these actors are playing *waaay* against type makes this even funnier. Go get 'em, "Scratch Tracks"!
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    Hal B.
    posted 1 year ago

    Loved this. I totally would watch it. I hope you win.
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    Darcy R.
    posted 1 year ago

    I love it, of course.
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    Helen P.
    posted 1 year ago

    "I own the joint" - brilliant. 90 seconds is too short for this teaser. I want to see more.
    Interview with 2 time JUNO winning folk musician Old Man Luedecke about Scratch Tracks as a concept and a potential stage for great music.
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    Halifax Chronicle Herald's lengthy coverage of SCRATCH TRACKS.
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    Transcon weekly article about SCRATCH TRACKS.
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    Regional on-line newspaper coverage of Scratch Tracks
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    Live Streaming This Friday – Old Man Luedecke... coverage in on-line zine Life As A Human about SCRATCH TRACKS live event with 2 time JUNO Award winning musician, Old Man Luedecke. The event is live at HarbourTone Productions, the real life recording studio that's the inspiration for SCRATCH TRACKS and simulcast on line at this site.
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