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We See Thee Rise

A mockumentary about a group of survivors travelling cross-country through Zombie infested Canada.

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Week #3 The Differentiator We See Thee Rise

The WSTR team explains why their show is different in three points using a very Canadian analogy.

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Dakota H. 4  posted 4 years ago

I have no constructive criticism. I love everything about this, I love the premise, the jokes, the people, holy f*ck nuggets this needs to be a thing. Omg the shotgun joke, the Plants vs Zombies zombie on the hockey table (I love me my gambling), everything is, just, like, wow.
Please promote more, oh gawd, how is this not rated 10/10 all the time?
Please give us a look over, too! I'm part of The Troupe, out of SK.
Sorry, I'm still laughing. I seriously am in love with this project. All the thumbs up and high fives and hockey butt slaps.
PS: I super choked at the Harper Denies Zombie Apocalypse thing. Dude denies everything, I almost died. <3

Comments (37)

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    William M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    oh hey this is all right. very patriotic with the hockey stuff. not really liking the fact that you guys just go all out to compare yourselves to other shows and get dudes in it, i dont care about those shows, i dont care about a mash-up, i want to see original content. keep it comin though

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    Jonathan H. 0  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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    Pierre-Luc B. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Insane!

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    Hanna G. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Congrats! This is a cool zombie concept. Zombie riffic! Good work on getting things done!! Hope you make it further.

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    Peter M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    I do love a good zombedy.

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    mark g. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Zombie parody and Canadian talent. You had me at zombie. Hope the celebs are into it. Good luck guys

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    Katie B. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Everything about this SCREAMs Canadian TV. My hope is that it goes the way of Zombieland, and not shitty Canadian TV. That would be sad. GOod luck!

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    Mark M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    That is my hope as well - thanks for the comment!

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    Dawn P. 1  posted 4 years ago

    This is a gooder. Zombies! !!

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    Mark M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Right?!

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    Mike P. 1  posted 4 years ago

    True north strong and free. Too bad zombies can't vote.

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    Mark M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Unless there is some incantation in the necronomicon

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    Amanda S. 1  posted 4 years ago

    I have a better idea of what this show will be about now. I love the idea. I'm addicted to the serious zombie movies and shows, I wants more funny!!!

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    Mark M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks! Glad the point came across - also I love border collies!

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    Olaf V. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Do we really need another Zombie show? Let along a Canadian one? This had too much talking about what you want to do and not showing enough of you actually doing it.

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    Mark M. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Fair enough, but one can argue that we don't really need a lot of shows because their concepts have been done before or are currently being done now. If a genre has a great fan base, then why can't fans provide stories to that genre? I would have loved to show more in our video, but to get our point across while achieving our week's mission in 90 seconds was a bit of a challenge. I believe that in the time allotted to us we did the best we could (and got to play with an table top ice hockey game).

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    Mikey M. 1  posted 4 years ago

    I think this is an awesome idea! A good way to feature Canadian Celbs and locations. Lots of room to be funny and nostalgic and the same time! GOOD LUCK!!!!

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    Mark M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks for the luck! Canadian nostalgia FTW!

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    Jason W. 1  posted 4 years ago

    I like Zombies

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    Mark M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Me too

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    Kathryn D. 1  posted 4 years ago

    This is a great blend of comedy and horror. The mockumentary style is also a great way to tell the story. I can definitely see my kids watching this show but I wonder if it would appeal to the older CBC crowd.

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    Mark M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Fun for the whole family I say! I think the overall humour will be accessible to everyone, but I think the older crowd will have chuckle when some of the jokes reference Zit Remedy and the Bird-Lady.

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    Dylan M. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Not super sold on the Canadian celeb cameo aspect. Doesn't seem significant enough of a thing to make such a big deal about. Loved the tabletop hockey game device though.

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    Mark M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Glad you liked the table top game analogy.

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    Vanessa S. 1  posted 4 years ago

    I absolutely love the idea of this! As a zombie fan I've often wondered how to zombie apocalypse might play out in Canada. Not to mention I love the idea of Canadian celeb cameos!

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    Mark M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thank you! I've alway wondered that myself - any big budget disaster film seems to always forget Canada.

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    chris d. 2  posted 4 years ago

    It's like a walking dead meets great white north! I love how you used the hockey table and pop figures (especially rob zombie - well played) keep up the good work eh.

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    Mark M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks! Glad you liked Mr Zombie's "cameo"

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    carly t. 1  posted 4 years ago

    would have liked to see more action in this weeks video

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    Mark M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks for the comment!

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    Steve K. 1  posted 4 years ago

    the table hockey analogy is fantastic well done guys!

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    Mark M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Steve! Good luck with Wasted!

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    Sheldon O. 2  posted 4 years ago

    The shotgun line still gets me laughing

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    Mark M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks!

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    Ted M. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Very funny content with a lot to offer. This would make a great, series I'm such a fan. What's next from you guys!!!! Great work love it

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    Mark M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Ted! Glad you liked.

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    Joanna N. 2  posted 4 years ago

    I really enjoyed the quality of the video in terms of the table hockey analogy, well played! You guys seem to really be leaning on the cameo concept to keep interest going, which could be a problem?

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    Mark M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks for the comment (and pun). I see your point about it possibly being a problem, but we're leaning on our story to keep interest going - (characters, funny zombies, an apocalyptic Canadian pop culture background, etc.) We hope any Canadian cameo/celebrity we get is a result of them being drawn into the world we created (as well as having an awesome sense of humour).

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    Brian T. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Meh as well.

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    Mark M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    To each their own

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    Colin S. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Meh...

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    Mark M. 2  posted 4 years ago

    ...smerizing. I know, right?

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    Christina O. 2  posted 4 years ago

    I thought it was really clever how you went about answering this weeks mission. I also like how you keep it very Canadian and leave it open for others to join in on the action. It must be hard to write a zombie comedy, especially since they are generally portrayed as something scary than something funny. Good luck with you project and getting through to the next round of the competition!

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    Zia M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    My take is WSTR will be 'a comedy with Zombies' rather than a black comedy. Personally, I look at the TreeHouse of Horror Halloween episodes of 'The Simpsons' for inspiration in making funny spoofs of scary topics.

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    Mark M. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Christina for the great comment! Now a days, it does seem like zombies are generally a scary thing - our hope is to poke fun at the genre's troupes (out of love), while drawing inspiration from funnier zombies, like the ones found in "Return of the Living Dead" etc.

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    Willy S. 2  posted 4 years ago

    I really like how you made this video! It explains your difference, while being different itself! Good job! Hope to see more :)

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    Mark M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Willy! Glad you liked it.

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    Ryan B. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Different!

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    Mark M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Ryan! Hopefully the latest video explained what we hope to accomplish and wasn't confusing.

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    Cyprus M. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Great Job

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    Naila S. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Like it. The cross-country zombies is a good idea. A bit contrived though, it is a bit inside-jokey for people whom love all the CBC programming, I don't watch all those shows like Corner Gas and Rick Mercer... something like I don,t know, maybe if they just fight Canadian cultural figures? Laura Secord? But the cross-country zombie thingy has me interested, good luck guys!

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    Mark M. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks for the comment - we're hoping to make something thats dripping with Canadian pop culture, history, and nostalgia! We've been throwing around ideas for Canadian cultural figures, both contemporary and historical.

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    Danielle A. 2  posted 4 years ago

    I love zombies and satire and meta-ness. A+

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    Kajetan K. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Really like the work you put into the mini-hockey table set-up, looks wicked. Very clever way of showing your idea, well done!

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    Dylan C. 1  posted 4 years ago

    Just the greatest thing ever

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    Kris M. 2  posted 4 years ago

    YES! A cross-country Canada road trip with zombies and celebrity cameos? Make it happen! Nice touch having the zombie players rise through the holes of the table top hockey game. Great job all!

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    Liz R. 2  posted 4 years ago

    I bet the puppeteer for this video is really good looking

    Seriously great job, guys!

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    Mark M. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Wow - thank you for the comments! Just checked out The Troupe's differentiator video... Loved the Eradicator joke

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    Dakota H. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Thanks! <3

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    Jeremy L. 2  posted 4 years ago

    Neat mission video. Very creative and clarified the concept a little more as well. Props

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    Dakota H. 4  posted 4 years ago

    I have no constructive criticism. I love everything about this, I love the premise, the jokes, the people, holy f*ck nuggets this needs to be a thing. Omg the shotgun joke, the Plants vs Zombies zombie on the hockey table (I love me my gambling), everything is, just, like, wow.
    Please promote more, oh gawd, how is this not rated 10/10 all the time?
    Please give us a look over, too! I'm part of The Troupe, out of SK.
    Sorry, I'm still laughing. I seriously am in love with this project. All the thumbs up and high fives and hockey butt slaps.
    PS: I super choked at the Harper Denies Zombie Apocalypse thing. Dude denies everything, I almost died. <3

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    Mike P. 0  posted 4 years ago

    True north strong and free. Are zombies free or are the trapped by their condition?

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    Richard H. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Defnatley once you get some good cameos for this it will take off really well

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    Dakota H. 0  posted 4 years ago

    Not a problem at all! Ya big creeper! <3

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    Mark M. 1  posted 4 years ago

    That would be awesome - what kind of cross-country show would we be if we didn't attract like minded Canadian filmmakers? Thank you so much for the FB post!

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    Dakota H. 1  posted 4 years ago

    I want to say all the nice things! I actually cannot get over this, I even shared the video on my Facebook. Oh my lanta. At the end of this contest, if we've all tanked, I would love to collaborate and help to make this a thing. It's brilliant.

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    Liz R. 2  posted 4 years ago

    That's some really nice stuff you said and it is very appreciated !!!

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