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Cooking with Heat

Utterly ill-matched, a faded pop-star and a surly master chef struggle to produce a cooking show.

Toronto, ON
6.95 (103)

Week #1 Show Teaser Cooking with Heat

A mad-cap comedy that cooks with the power of Heat.

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"Cooking with Heat" is a mad-cap, character driven comedy that follows the trials and tribulations of Heat Vander, a washed-up pop-star yearning to re-ignite his career, and Sheldon Nickles, an over-the-hill master chef with a bad temper, crap luck, and worse decision making skills. Now, from rock bottom, they are getting one last shot to shine, forced to work together on a cheap cable cooking show. The network is praying it'll do anything for their ratings, except Heat is a hyper-sexual, party-idiot who can't cook and Sheldon is a self-pitying, rage-filled bag of failure. Actually, this just may be a recipe for love. Or destruction. Let's just see.


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Patrick Downing

Writer, Director

Writer, director, and rock music enthusiast. His debut feature, which he wrote and directed, was the comedic sci-fi love-story "I Heart Doomsday" which was released in 2011. His second feature-length directorial effort, the romantic comedy of errors "Cafe Cafe" came out in 2013.

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Trinni Franke

Producer, Marketing / Social

Trinni Franke is an award winning Filmmaker and Social Media Producer based in Toronto. Her multi-nominated short films CUPID, JIGSAW GIRL and BREATHE have played in festivals around the world, with CUPID most recently winning Best Live Action Comedy at the WOW Festival in Sydney, Australia. Currently she is working with Triptych Media on the feature film the THE GIRL KING

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kristian Reimer

Writer, Talent

Kristian Reimer - Toronto-based Comedic-Actor and improviser, is thrilled to be involved in Cooking With Heat. Reimer started off as improviser at the Loose Moose Theatre, and has returned touring the theatre show Blind Date in London’s West End, which the show has won a Canadian Comedy Award 2012. As well has recently been seen on YTV’s Undercover High. Let's get cookin!

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Ratings (103)

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Reviews (21)

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    Tobie P.
    posted 10 years ago

    Well done, Kristian :)
  • Donna's Photo

    Donna J.
    posted 10 years ago

    This looks like a sit-com...is it going to be?
    All the best.
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    kristian R.
    posted 10 years ago

    I am proud of this project. It is full of possibility. It has two rich, wonderful, and contrasting characters that will surely entertain- Plus Chez- the Shows directors. There are few more up our sleeve that we will introduce you too soon.

    Please share if you like it... we are keen to be in touch with you... so drop us a line on Twitter @cookinwithheat or on Facebook: Cooking with Heat
    till then - thank you!
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    Donald D.
    posted 10 years ago

    Watchin this clip is just hilarity defined!!
  • Stephen's Photo

    Stephen M.
    posted 10 years ago

    It looks like it has potential. Makes me think of a cross between "Brüno" \ BBC's 1993-'96 comedy "Chef!"\BBC's " Floyd on Spain".

    Sure, I'll bite.
  • Linda's Photo

    Linda S.
    posted 10 years ago

    This could be an all time "biggie"
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    Cori B.
    posted 10 years ago

    Love it!!! Can't wait to see more
  • Rebecca's Photo

    Rebecca B.
    posted 10 years ago

    Let's get nuuuuuude!! Love it.
  • Natalie's Photo

    Natalie F.
    posted 10 years ago

    Awesome idea and trailer! I want to see more!
  • Liz's Photo

    Liz S.
    posted 10 years ago

    Love it!
  • Tracey's Photo

    Tracey N.
    posted 10 years ago

    Lots of potential here. Great concept for a character driven sitcom!
  • Cheryl's Photo

    Cheryl P.
    posted 10 years ago

    Great job! Very funny!
  • Betty's Photo

    Betty M.
    posted 10 years ago

    Well done! x
  • Andrew's Photo

    Andrew A.
    posted 10 years ago

    My honest opinion is that this is good for a 5 minute sketch, not a half hour. 'Heat' needs to dial it back.
  • Jordan's Photo

    Jordan J.
    posted 10 years ago

    Very funny am looking forward to more!!
  • Lyn's Photo

    Lyn D.
    posted 10 years ago

    I want to see more. Very funny.
  • Gloria's Photo

    Gloria F.
    posted 10 years ago

    Loved it. Very funny. Very interesting characters... and who can resist a good cooking show!
  • Hugh's Photo

    Hugh G.
    posted 10 years ago

    terrible SNL sketch
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    marty c.
    posted 10 years ago

    Good premise I look forward to a longer episode.
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    Josh S.
    posted 10 years ago

    The Two Sues luv this!!! gotta go get an ice cold drink because things just got HOT HOT HOT!!! #JustSUEit!!!
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    christina N.
    posted 10 years ago

    It's got good character conflict it seems, but it just doesn't reel me in.
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