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Hollywood North

A struggling actor finds himself in the hands of the same useless director on every job he books.

Toronto, ON
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Week #3 The Differentiator Hollywood North

When talking about what makes Hollywood North #BeDifferent, we decided not to mention the obvious such as Evan's Magic Card collection or the fact that Ben once saw Tom Cruise at Starbucks. Instead we went with a more heartfelt and honest approach.

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Melanie A. 2  posted 10 years ago

I like the chemistry I see for sure. The writing is fun! Its nice to see that everything behind the scenes really shines through to the final cut!

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  • Robert's Photo
    Robert W. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Like that concept, funny stuff - keep it up guys. I do feel like canada's a secondary Hollywood north

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    Sue Ann N. 0  posted 10 years ago

    I like that you know what you are selling and you say it straight up. Also, you are funny. And you've been working together for a decade. So we can assume you won't break up.

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    Greg T. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Not too shabby my friends. I think you can probably bring a new light to this idea and be a little more creative with it as well. Also, production quality definitely needs some more improvement but that is just my opinion. Good luck on the future endeavours.

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    Shamsiah H. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Interesting concept but will they actually last multiple seasons? Nothing about this show displays any form of originality. Good luck on the show. I dont know if itll get picked up.

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    BB C. 0  posted 10 years ago

    I dont know what this show is about... A network like CBC will not greenlight anything that has the potential of being one sided. there needs to be dimensional characters. best of luck though

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    Arun B. 0  posted 10 years ago

    I like the natural ness of the scenes and jokes you used. Improv is always a better way to go when you have the right chemistry with another actor. That really comes through so well done!

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    Joel P. 0  posted 10 years ago

    These guys look like they work well together and can feed off each other well. I like the "honesty" and the acting is pretty good. Don't know if I see this on a weekly basis but has potential.

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    Dianne V. 1  posted 10 years ago

    sorry guys but I was looking for what the show was about and instead just heard a lot of talking about how good you were.

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    jim c. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Kinda weak but I like the comment "good acting lets bring that into the f@**ing role".

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    Brian L. 0  posted 10 years ago


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    ashley m. 0  posted 10 years ago

    The production quality is good but as far as the comedy and writing goes I'm afraid you enjoyed doing it more than I enjoyed watching it. But Congrats on you guys making it to the 110 and good luck.

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    Forman H. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Hmmm, seems like you shot that one seen about the bad director and now you are just using all the footage, seems like you had a good time, but that's not telling me about this show. If you guys can write I don't see it.

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    Matthew M. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Hey Forman, you kind of hit the nail on the head. We filmed that segment a while back, and created the show based on it. The problem is we are all in 3 different areas, with one of our guys in Los Angeles right now. We're trying to make due with the footage/resources we have. We did have a lot of fun on the first shoot!

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    Elizabeth H. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Nothing really captured me... Sorry

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    Melanie A. 2  posted 10 years ago

    I like the chemistry I see for sure. The writing is fun! Its nice to see that everything behind the scenes really shines through to the final cut!

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    Ted M. 2  posted 10 years ago

    Very funny content with a lot to offer. I must say this is my favorite, how you guys blend storytelling with comedy is awesome. Keep up the great work.

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    Peter T. 2  posted 10 years ago

    Great job guys!! Love the video!

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    Brett B. 2  posted 10 years ago

    Straight shooters! Dig the chemistry. Don't think there is fuzz when you change channels anymore though. This is coming from a guy who met Jimmy Cameron at Juilliard. Keep up the good work dudes!

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    Rachel D. 2  posted 10 years ago

    You guys are getting my votes! Can't wait to see the show on CBC!

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    Sathees S. 1  posted 10 years ago

    good luck with the competition i'm sure this will be funny for the film crowd who has to go through all these things

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    Kayla M. 1  posted 10 years ago

    You can tell there are great dynamics for sure, and it's funny!

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    Amir C. 1  posted 10 years ago

    hahahaha. Please like us! love the ending. Good luck on the competition. Also please like us and vote for our project at http://comedycoup.cbc.ca/mapleu

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    Harry B. 1  posted 10 years ago

    Good videos guys! I dig the concept and like what you're going for. This has potential and I hope to be seeing some more videos from your team. Good luck and keep up the good work :)

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    Paula B. 1  posted 10 years ago

    The director gives me the creeps, in a good way. Like Ricky Jervais in the office. A cringeworthy lack of self awareness and pompousness.

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    Matthew M. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Thanks Paula. It's exactly what we are going for.

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    Ed C. 1  posted 10 years ago

    Topic has enormous potential for humour about Canada and Canadians... I like it ... so far.

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    Matthew M. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Thanks Ed!

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    Christina O. 1  posted 10 years ago

    I've noticed that all your videos are exactly 90 seconds long. I'm not part of the competition, but I'm pretty sure that your filmed footage just needs to be 90 seconds long and then comedycoup information you stick on at the beginning and end of your video doesn't actually count for time. Just in case you guys make it further in the competition this would add about 7 seconds or so to what you can work with. Might allow you to throw in a couple more jokes even. Good luck with the competition!

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    Matthew M. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Thanks Christina. We'll make sure to take advantage of that.

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    Alina M. 1  posted 10 years ago

    Hahahhaa Something super likeable about the characters. Looking forward to seeing what comes next:)

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    Matthew M. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Thanks Alina! We are really proud of the characters. It's hard to show their full depth in such short videos. Hopefully we advance so we display more :)

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    Sarah Thomas M. 2  posted 10 years ago

    Can you use this line a director gave me last week... " Sarah, the sun is moving!"
    omfg... I am a DP, thanks, thanks for telling me the sun is moving while I try and flag a scene now that you have waited 1.5 hours to shoot it because you didn't have permission in the first place to be in that location... and now, you want are in a rush for 5 minutes, and are yacking at me that the sun is moving infront of the entire cast and crew. Thanks. WTF!!???

    Use it use it!!

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    Matthew M. 0  posted 10 years ago

    hahaha I can totally see Evan (who plays the director) yelling at his DP "The Sun is Moving! The Sun is Moving!".

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