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The Lease

"The Lease" is a mockumentary about four random roommates. It's like "Friends". Except they're not.

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Week #3 The Differentiator The Lease

An unwelcome visitor forces Ryan, Jana, Kenny, and Ashley to work together to reclaim their bathroom.

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Mikaela D. 6  posted 4 years ago

This is a riot. And perfect for television. It would be ridiculous if this wasn't picked up by the end of this accelerator. I can't wait to see it go all the way. Keep it up, folks!

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    Sharon W. 0  posted 4 years ago

    I like this Comedy Coup Project Very Much. Congrats on making the top 55 and good luck in the rest of the voting. Wishing you the best in the competition, your good friend Sharon.

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    Sharon W. 0  posted 4 years ago

    I really really like this. Congrats on making the top 55 and good luck in the rest of the voting. Wishing you the best in the competition, your good friend Sharon.

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    Jeremy F. 0  posted 4 years ago

    I think this show is different because it isn't about work or friends. There are these folks who have to overcome their difference in this house. The only distraction for me about this show is why would a group of people living under these circumstances agree to have a camera crew film them all the time. I think I would drop the documentary element. Anyway, that is just one man's opinion. Best of luck!

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    rachael g. 0  posted 4 years ago

    I think this idea for a show is a great concept because so many people can relate living with other people that they may not get along with. The timing is hilarious and I think the music really fits in with the characters personality traits.

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    Sherman D. 0  posted 4 years ago

    I love the music choice in this clip. There are some very funny lines here too. I can't read you and I can see the big eyes. This video helps me see the chemistry between the characters.

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    Johnny P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Still dig the concept for this show. The kijijii ad was smart and the characters look well thought out. Looking forward to checkign out the rest of your project.

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    Lisa M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    I think spider girl and pink shirt guy should flirt a lot in the show. They'd make a cute couple. Very entertaining. Love that the guys are such wimps. Very typical. Look forward to more of your work.

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    Royal S. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Nice mix of characters. Good foils. Good luck moving forward. Royal - Littleton Falls Settler Village.

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    Paul S. 0  posted 4 years ago

    I like what i see. there's a lot of room for anything to happen, which is what has to be in order for this to work long term. good stuff.

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    Ryan G. 0  posted 4 years ago

    lots of great potential here. i especially like the main characters name :) and i think the "It's like Friends. Except they're not." slogan is clever!

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    Eric S. 0  posted 4 years ago

    lots of potential for story arcs and one-off episodes in this show, i don't see it going stale. and i ain't scared of no spider, bring 'em on.

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    Linda W. 0  posted 4 years ago

    spiders anywhere always surprise me but I would be super freaked to get one thrown at me... funny video!

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    Laura M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    The spider plot was funny, especially when the young girl threw the spider in the air! I like the characters and think they could develop well together.As a differentiator video, I'm not sure this hit the mark but I wish your team luck!

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    Yvonne H. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Not my favourite video that I've seen...but it definitely has potential! Keep up the good work guys!

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    Sharalee P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    It is kind of like a folkier version of New Girl. The Lease definitely has potential, especially since each character has a distinct personality - good luck you guys!

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    Telly V. 0  posted 4 years ago

    great set-up. shows that these characters, being new roommates, could potentially have many different stories and plot-driven situations happen. And thanks for not being too crude. some contestants dont realize this is for cbc tv, and layer on the swearing and sextalk

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    Forman H. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Again, other than characters looking at the camera I just don't see the doc angle, plus I had no clue what they were reacting to in this, but it was funny.

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    Snap S. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Not super original, but still totally watchable and funny. I can see where this can go, and would be enticed to keep watching. I'm looking forward to more videos!

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    Aaron E. 0  posted 4 years ago

    I'm intrigued by the concept and would like the chance to get to know these characters better.

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    Yousaf s. 0  posted 4 years ago

    GREAT writing, but the acting and punches couldve hit harder idk.

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    Howard D. 0  posted 4 years ago

    mockumentary style seems to be prominent this year. Interested to see where this goes

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    Deanne F. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks for all the feedback, folks. We welcome it!

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    Dylan M. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Looks like a solid tv show concept and even though I tire of mockumentary style it doesn't detract from this. Looking forward to following you as you do more challenges

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    Kathy M. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Good job!

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    Amy S. 1  posted 4 years ago

    I really enjoyed the trailer. Great atmosphere and a nice tone. More recent content hasn't had the same appeal for me. I liked the understated, cool humour that I felt set this project apart of other roommate comedies. Future content will really help me decide if this is my kind of program.

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    Jennifer S. 1  posted 4 years ago

    didn't find it quite funny; but clearly you guys have put some thoughts into the concept, i can see the growth from week1's video. good luck

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    carly t. 1  posted 4 years ago

    I'm not sure how unique this idea is but you guys work really well together and are natural in front on the camera. Keep working.

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    Katie T. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Your differentiator video didn't really show how the show is different. I would have liked to have seen more than just a scene from the series.

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    Alisa K. 2  posted 4 years ago

    While I think you guys seem really funny and I like the characters you have outlined for the roommates (all quite unique), I feel like this concept and idea has been done so many times and am wondering how it could be made different other than just making the characters have different jobs or roles. I would like to see something more unique brought to this project along the way. Keep developing!

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    Kyla F. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Some parts of this video especially at the end felt like a home video from the 90's, and I really liked it. The giraffe bath song was a welcome start, and hooked me to keep watching.

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    Trikucian J. 1  posted 4 years ago

    That title card makes me wish you were playing "Careless Whisper" during that scene from this week's video. I really like how this project has a great multi-character base, I would totally watch this if it became a TV show.

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    Colleen C. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Good job. You caught my attention.

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    Melanie A. 1  posted 4 years ago

    I love how real this one is! Really nice to see how the characters are as individuals but also how they are with each other!! :)

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    Jessica H. 1  posted 4 years ago

    So good. Completely identified with the video and had a laugh at some of my own experiences from way back when. Totally relate to this. Dig it.

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    Kaine K. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Too many people getting technical on this week's challenge it seems. Sure, we could be watching 110 videos of a few of the cast/crew looking at the camera saying "we're different because..." But who the hell wants to watch that?! Good job Leasers! I love the way this show is going, I could see myself being in this kind of situation easily. Perhaps that's what's different. All us middle-class peasants who are going to be watching the bloody CBC shows can actually connect to you!

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    Karen T. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Great mix of characters under one roof. Oh the situations they could get into. Keeping an eye on this one for sure!

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    Trevor B. 1  posted 4 years ago

    I just keep watching this clip and wishing it were longer.

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    Kathryn H. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Very funny personalities to have on screen. I just see the people living together and comedy ensues thing before so I wonder what the unique element the would change it from all the others would be.

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    Stephen C. 1  posted 4 years ago

    week 2 as funny, i mean really funny. This one didn't get me, but I am following and interested to see where this goes...

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    Andrew W. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Like many of Week 3's videos, this is a nice insight into the format. I like this video as a segment. As a differentiator, it isn't exactly what the mission seems to require. I don't see a different voice here. A good one, even a funny one; but unique? Not sure.

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    Sheldon P. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Love the concept, just add in a crazy jiffy cab driver or an even crazier St. John's neighbour and you've got a hit! Good luck!

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    Chris S. 1  posted 4 years ago

    I like the "spider's are scary" episode….can't wait for the "mice are scary" episode

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    Stephen P. 1  posted 4 years ago

    "Baker's dozen."
    YES!

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    Stuart H. 1  posted 4 years ago

    I like the concept and I like this week's video, but I think you may have just missed the mark on differentiation. Maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree - I guess I was expecting a more explicit approach.

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    Stacy M. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Haha Love the Giraff in the bathtub song happening here...

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    John F. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Really liked this video. Seems to give us more insight into the characters and their potential interaction in upcoming pieces. Looking forward to seeing more.

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    Julie G. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Love the opening scene. Been singing the lonely ocean giraffe song for days. #lonelyoceangiraffe. Love all of the different characters, I feel like this video really gave us an insight to all of the different roommates personalities. Keep it coming.

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    Adrian S. 2  posted 4 years ago

    I liked the teaser and thought it would be a great idea. Week 3 mission didn't really grab me though. I still think that this show has great potential. I hope mission 4 is more to my liking. Good luck.

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    Matt W. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Me too. Thanks for your kind words and honest feedback.

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    Mikaela D. 6  posted 4 years ago

    This is a riot. And perfect for television. It would be ridiculous if this wasn't picked up by the end of this accelerator. I can't wait to see it go all the way. Keep it up, folks!

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    Brian T. 0  posted 4 years ago

    This was good; I was able to relate to it, which is one of the reasons why this concept is enjoyable. Ideally, one could almost work a whole episode out of the bathroom intruder based on the personalities of the characters themselves - especially when considering the inclusion of a nude person in the tub.

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    Kathy M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Good job!

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    Deanne F. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks!!

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    Matt W. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Aw, thanks Mikaela! Checking out your video later.

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    Christina O. 2  posted 4 years ago

    I can see how a show with 4 random roommates can be funny and has potential, but I'm not sure if it's really unique. I think this weeks mission would have been a great way for you guys to tell everyone what makes your concept different, but it looks like you just showed a random clip from your series instead. Good luck with the competition, hopefully you'll get another chance to explain what makes you special!

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    Matt W. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thank you! We were going for a show not tell approach. Appreciate the feedback.

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    Mike F. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Christina! This week's feedback has been super helpful to our writing process for these missions. Stay tuned we love getting comments like this!

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    Daniel S. 4  posted 4 years ago

    I keep making sure I check up on this entry because I like the people involved. The characters are fun and I can see what makes this entry different from others without having to spell it out for me. In my opinion, these kinds of shows often take awhile to pick up steam because it's the connection to the characters that make or break it. I think you guys are doing a fine job of building that connection quickly and I am sure you guys are keeping that in mind week to week.

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    Katy W. 2  posted 4 years ago

    I really enjoyed this clip! Nice to see a bit more from each of the characters.The quick back and forth gives each of them little moments to shine. You've had all of three minutes to introduce us and from the writing so far I'm sure there's lots more good things to come.

    (Also, props to the editor on these clips. Love those speedy transitions!)

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    Matt W. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Daniel. We like you too.

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    Mike F. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Super insightful and very true. The ensemble-based show is more about the characters and their relationships than the premise as it moves from episode to episode. We hope we can make the audience feel like one of the gang!

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    Brian E. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Funny vid and I like the insight we get into some of the characters. Could have used a bit more 'differentiating' but the fun tone and slice of life-ness are great. I love the directly addressing the camera "Baker's Dozen".

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    Mike F. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Brian! We're having a great time with the mockumentary format, really gives an extra window into the characters!

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    Dianne B. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Funny video. Not sure if the message was clear as to why you are different. Good work though. Best of luck

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    Mike F. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks for the feedback Dianne! Gonna up that clarity game fo sho.

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    Sharon H. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Funny video once again. I like this project and especially the different characters living together as roommates. I look forward to seeing more bizarre and funny situations.

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    Mike F. 0  posted 4 years ago

    We also look forward to those things!

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    Jason A. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Good stuff. A funny video. I don't care if you don't tell me why you're different, especially if I like your video - which I do.

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    Matt W. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Phewf. Thanks Jason.

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    Mike F. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Jason! Giggles are our favorite form of distraction.

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    Luke F. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Once again, your weekly video is EXTREMELY funny. I know your entry will go far in this competition, and I say that having my own project in this very competition. My only question is, I didn't see how this makes you a "differentiator" in this competition ... however, it could also be argued that I'm a little slow on the pick-up!!

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    Matt W. 1  posted 4 years ago

    I wouldn't argue that. I'd argue you're even faster than you think. I'd argue you could beat Usain Bolt in a foot race, which doesn't say much cause I think mostly he shoots commercials in hot tubs nowadays.

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    Mike F. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Luke we appreciate the support! I wouldn't say you're slow! The different factor has been our biggest note on this project. We're definitely thinking about it!

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    Evan W. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Awww. They're all so adorable!

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    Mike F. 0  posted 4 years ago

    No YOU!

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    kyla T. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Did you guys read the mission wrong or you just don't know why you are different ? showing an mini episode doesn't make you different ...

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    Mike F. 1  posted 4 years ago

    We wanted to try to show the differences rather than state them explicitly. Our project description talks about the blend of a roommates format with a mockumentary so we wanted to just put it on screen for you to see what we mean!

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    Lauri S. 3  posted 4 years ago

    Had some laughs with this week's production.

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    Kevin S. 2  posted 4 years ago

    How did this answer the question asked in the "mission" or do you want to be another show about roommates?

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    Matt W. 0  posted 4 years ago

    We'd like to be a mockumentary about roommates who are forced to live together instead of friends/Friends. Hope to see you next week, thanks for your comment!

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    Mike F. 0  posted 4 years ago

    So little time so much to say! We want to show you rather than tell you what kind of show you can expect to see every week.

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    Max M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Matt Wright is an obvious talent. Every appearance he makes has legit energy in these vids. Nothing against the rest of the cast, but I think it would be in your project's best interest to highlight him more.

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    Matt W. 0  posted 4 years ago

    I think Matt Wright sucks and you are really nice.

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    Mike F. 0  posted 4 years ago

    We like him too! That's why he had so many lines this week! With an ensemble based show we'll be aiming to make every character bring a unique and driving energy to the scenes they play in. Thanks for the feedback!

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