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Two cops - mother and son - are stuck together on a stakeout. Their absurd family history surfaces.

Toronto, ON
5.41 (22)

Week #1 Show Teaser Stakes

starring Kelly Fanson and Miguel Rivas written & directed by Simon Fraser shot by Mike Fly story edited by Matt Watts co-produced by Diana Galligan produced by Fanson & Fraser

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Two cops - mother and son - are stuck together on a stakeout.

Marsh is a jaded veteran, worn down by her career, now content with the placid lifestyle of stakeout duty. Her son Esteban is an over-confident rookie who just wants get out there and be a good cop and do some good copping. Confined to their vehicle for hours on end, the problematic history of their relationship festers, driving each of them over the edge.

Their mind-numbing boredom is further enlivened by encounters with their pestering supervisor and various cameo-friendly pedestrians.

Stakes takes on themes of family, feminism and authority with a light absurdist touch.


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Simon Fraser

Writer, Director

Co-creator/Writ/Dir/Ed - Versus Valerie
Win, Best Direction – Comedy (2014 ISAs)
Win, Best Direction in a Web Series (2014 CCAs)
Nom, Best Digital Series (2014 CSAs)

Co-creator/Writ/Dir/Ed - Sexy Nerd Girl
Nom, Best Web Series (2012 & 2013 CCAs)
Win, Geekiest Vlog (2013 Geekies)

Director/Editor - Bill & Sons Towing secondary content

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Kelly Fanson

No role yet

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Miguel Rivas

Talent, Producer

Miguel Rivas is a Toronto-based comedian. He's the co-creator and host of the Canadian Comedy Award winning Rapp Battlez! and is a founding member of Tony Ho, Canada's dark comedy darlings. They've showcased at the San Francisco Sketchfest as well as JFL42 and NXNE. Their award-winning film work has been featured on Funny or Die, VICE, MuchMusic and Ain't It Cool News.

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    Sheldon O.
    posted 10 years ago

    I liked your teaser, was good, seemed interesting, keep working on it, you might have something here
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