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The Big Time

An ambitious journalist takes a job in Northern Ontario hoping to resurrect his career.

Timmins, ON
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Week #1 Show Teaser The Big Time

Heart of Gold News, unofficially ranked 7th most trusted news source in the North, sends ambitious new hire Tate Felton out on the streets to cover the town's most pressing issues. Today, Tate meets Hank.

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Tate Felton, born and raised in Toronto, has aspirations of becoming the next Peter Mansbridge. Having been recently fired from an internship with a major news organisation, he decides to apply for a position with an online news outlet in Northern Ontario. He has high hopes of taking the local news scene by storm, but quickly learns that life is a little different up in the North.


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Adam McKay

Director of Photography, Editor

My name is Adam McKay. I am a filmmaker and photographer living in Timmins, Ontario. I completed my first feature film The Long Road Home, in 2011 and have since established a small media production company in Northern Ontario.

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Andrew Autio

Writer, Talent

I've always been a film and TV fanatic. My earliest memories of 'true' comedy were watching VHS tapes of SCTV episodes my family had recorded. I attended Algonquin College in Ottawa for Television Broadcasting and have worked on film sets and as a camera operator for live events such as Ottawa Bluesfest and Jazzfest. Ultimately, my dream is to create dynamic comedy content

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Craig Aldred

Writer, Key Grip

I grew up in South Porcupine and after high school attended the University of Waterloo, earning a degree in History. Shortly after, I traveled and lived abroad before returning home and helping create The Long Road Home, the first feature film for writer/director Adam McKay.

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Reviews (18)

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    Sheldon O.
    posted 10 years ago

    The idea was good but the only thing I laughed at was the jake brake impression brbrbrbrb
  • Nicolas's Photo

    Nicolas W.
    posted 10 years ago

    Like the concept of a reporter dealing with rural issues, lots of room for comedy! Good luck from a fellow non top 110er
  • Cheryl's Photo

    Cheryl M.
    posted 10 years ago

    Good job! Very fun!
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    Bonnie A.
    posted 10 years ago

    It would be great if the people voting in the red would have the courage to actually say what they didn't like.
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    Christiaan W.
    posted 10 years ago

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    Jenni M.
    posted 10 years ago

    The trailer Intrigued me and made me laugh. Looking forward to seeing more of Hank Durkey (too funny). Great Job Adam and the talented people involved.
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    jessica c.
    posted 10 years ago

    Great job
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    Taylor C.
    posted 10 years ago

    Love the idea. Looking forward to more. And more Hank.
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    rhys h.
    posted 10 years ago

    Great work lads!
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    Courtney A.
    posted 10 years ago

    Great writing and acting! Would love to see more, I think this has a lot of potential!!
  • Lea's Photo

    Lea B.
    posted 10 years ago

    great work guys
  • Adam's Photo

    Adam M.
    posted 10 years ago

    I think it is great. Seriously thanks so much to everyone who has took the time to rate our progress so far.
  • Wendy's Photo

    Wendy K.
    posted 10 years ago

    Really enjoyed it. Enjoyed the characters especially the pumpkin seed!
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    Laura C.
    posted 10 years ago

    Very funny! I would love to see more of this story. Great job boys!
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    Alexander C.
    posted 10 years ago

    Some really good potential here for a great comedy. Can't wait to see some more.
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    Zachary C.
    posted 10 years ago

    Absolutely amazing piece, McKay has such vision, Aldred has amazing talents, and Autio really just steals the show. Like a mammoth thunder of spiritual awakening this show has shaken my core beliefs in funny, and chuckles down to the core and stuff.
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    Steve B.
    posted 10 years ago

    Cant wait to see more.
  • Niilo's Photo

    Niilo A.
    posted 10 years ago

    This looks great! Much more refined than many other entries I have viewed. Can’t wait to see what other characters will be encountered!
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