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If it wasn't obvious already, Welcome To Tulip's characters are what set it apart. We're following our gut and going all out with these brazen folks. That's right, ALL OUT.Fave 105 Views 986
This was easily the strongest and best produced Week 3 video that I've watched. Way to go guys, I'm looking forward to what the next 7 weeks has in store from you two!!
I hereby state that the following commentary is over the required 100 characters and is as follows: love it!
Thank you Rachel.
Good luck guys! This video is fantastic and I’ve really enjoyed all the stuff you’ve made. Hope to see you in the final round. You really deserve it…more than some others out there.
Thanks for the luck, and hopefully you voted! Now that we're in the Top 15 please be sure to share us with your friends. Let's get more people on the Tulip train!
Well done, way to differentiate ;) Really great concept and unique characters! Nice to see some great new Canadian ideas coming out through this competition!
Thank you Nadine! Check out our Week 6 flip. Fun to take the characters and story in different directions with out losing the Welcome to Tulip "voice".
Swee looking at Chemainus! nothin like it. i really appreciate what you're doing here. youve got serious game and i have become a big admirer. you deserve to win this contest. you are definitely welcome to entertain me any time of the year. keep it up and be the people youve always wanted to be.
Thank you Dawson! If you enjoyed Chemainus in this video take a look at what we did in the week 5 and 6 videos! You'll love it!
That is awesome that you guys are doing this in Chemainus! Love the storyline and the setting of a theatre community! Seems much like a place I know. Good work! Hope to see more of you guys when the next batch is done!
Yeah! I've been playing the lead in "Over the River and Through the Woods" there! So half the time we spent shooting in Chemainus and the other half in Vancouver.
I love seeing Chemainus again! I like the bouncing back and forth between the set model and the real. But I must admit some of the early cutting was too fast for me. As was the delivery of the text. I so visual that I had to watch it three times to hear the clever writing clearly. Maybe that is just a symptom of middle age pacing, but I want to mention it in case others may miss something too in the frenetic. You know what I would be curious to see? A story of a patron who was surprisingly moved because an actor had a courageous/hilarious break-through moment out of a secret adversity. Just a thought.
Haha we had a lot to fit in 90 seconds! Glad you enjoyed the clever writing:) Lots of Che may may in the upcoming videos as well!
Lots of confidence and quick repartee in explaining how this show is different. Loved the creative use of paper dolls to juxtapose key concepts and animate your central idea.
Thanks Barb! We thought it was a fun and effective way to do this video too!
I appreciate that it was relatable, unique, and fit the criteria.However, the jokes weren't funny and there weren't very many of them, and you didn't keep it PG. I know you can do better. Looking forward to something awesome from your team.
This was the video which was the closest math to the week three video brief, but I think you could have also thrown in some jokes here and there to make it more entertaining.
Very well developed characters with plenty of belly laugh goofiness - all set in front of a solid idea. I love the enthusiasm, intimate knowledge of the art and confidence displayed in the Differentiator segment. This team is going places.
Very good camera and performance, music, I like it, it is fresh, the main characters are good actors.
Nice to see the characters all get set up, seems promising.
That was a very well developed video! Love the little characters made, it gave a unique quality to this weeks challenge. And it got to the point about why you are different which was nice!
i love this, it's weird and fun and a little bit surreal, super cool to see someone taking a new approach to sitcom style comedy, best of luck in top 15 voting!
Thank You Eric. We do feel like we have are bringing something Canadian TV has never seen. We are crossing our fingers we end up in the Top 15 too.
Great guys! This is an innovative idea for a project; a small town in debt and ready to do whatever to get out of this situation. Wide open door for anything to happen, comedic, serious, crazy... yah, i heard of small town people doing crazy things just because they are bored! Right Gio? So looking forward to seeing you guys succeed! I am right behind you casting all my votes on you guys! Hip, Hip, Hourray!
Thanks Confiance! Thank you for your full confidence in our project and giving us all your votes! Wow. That is amazing.
great characters and sets; I love the snazzy cut-outs including horsy themes. Has a kinda Little Tulip on the Prairie feeling going on
Thank you Tanya. Those cutouts were fun to make. Holly's hands were glued together for a better part of the day making them.
I laughed, I smiled , then I cried tears of joy, because this HAS WHAT IT TAKES to get to the top.Loved the quality and idea behind the video. Best week three , haut la main.
Thank you Jean-Michel! We are crying tears of joy and laughter with you.
Well said Jean-Michel!
I think this video is one that will help you get to the top! The idea is unique; very creative. You guys are working very hard and it shows. The filming is professional, the acting is great. I think your idea is very original. It deserves to be on CBC and be enjoyed by many more.
Thank you Bernard! We'd love to be on CBC and we feel that this show would be a great fit for it as well!
Energetic and interesting, yet a little too frantic for me.
Having said that, I still want to see how this develops.
Haha! We had a lot to say in a short period of time but the fact that you want to see more is great! Check out the other videos, read the synopsis, Fave our optional photos! There's a lot of good stuff to take in.
Giovanni and Holly, Fabulous! I have enjoyed all your videos, they explain well the missions. I like the originality of it, I love the characters, and it keeps me wanting to see more. Keep it up you guys, and looking forward to seeing you in the top 15!
Thank you Martine! You can help get us into the Top 15! Now that you have a Comedy Coup account you can earn Fan "Badges" and earn as many as 24 votes! All of which can go a long way to getting us in the Top 15!
Gio and Holly i m so prouf of your work and your persitance and your ability to make us laugh can t wait to see and hear your next video
Thank you Louise! Love that we make you laugh! We're working hard and it's totally worth it! We appreciate the love and support:)
Yes Louise I agree with you! I am also so proud of them, they work so hard and have so many great ideas and such creative work. PTL. I can't wait to see what comes next and the voting on Nov 6th
Hello Giovanni and Holly , I have just watched your videos and i found it amusing. I am certainly following your project.It has a lot of potential. Looking forward to seeing more of you guys on Comedy Coup in the top 15 coming up! We love you and we are behind your bright idea!
Thank you Chantal! Glad to have your support and your votes starting Nov 6th!
awesome ! keep up the good work !
Thank you Tiffany! We'll take a compliment like "awesome" any day!
Thanks Tiffany! Check out our Week 4 posters! Pick your fave! You can also fave and share your optional images on our social media pages and comment on our conversation thread! We would love to hear your feedback and get to talk with you!
Keeping the it strong, great work here, filling in the void about the other town's characters. Why did you set this in Alberta?
Good answer Holly! What she said.
Great question Forman. We set this in Alberta because the town that inspired this project is Rosebud, Alberta. All of us three creators lived there for a time. We have a strong tie to the province and believe it is a massively beautiful playground. We do believe there is a lot of provinces that Tulip could reside in. However, we feel that speaking from what we know is stronger than speaking from what we don't. All three of us know Alberta well, so we felt it was appropriate as the creators to allow us all to have an equality of understanding about the region. Especially, as location is a huge element to our story. After all, think of our title. Also, who doesn't love the prairie fields filled with hope? After the rain there is always new growth. It is thematically appropriate. Brilliant question! Hope this answer helps.
Loved the cutouts. Great pace. Keep it rolling.
Thanks Tom! Will do.
Will do Tom! We plan on going all the way to #1 so stay with us! Make sure you check out Week 4. I know you will love the posters.
Unbelievable talent! Will be rooting for you guys all the way!!
Thanks Rebecca! Very soon our week 5 video will be released so make sure you take a gander at that.
Thanks Rebecca! it is great to have people who believe in us and our project. Have you checked out the Week 4 posters? They are pretty awesome!
week 3 video was a good get to know the crew video but it was a bit boring.
Hm. Okay, well we hope that "boring" won't be a word you see in our future missions. Thanks for the feedback Carly. Keep bringing it!
Awesome video! I really like the use of cut-out versions of yourselves, the video's fast pace kept me interested. I'm for sure excited to see what comes next for you guys. Good luck!
Thanks Elinor! Glad you found it interesting! We know we had fun making it.
Thank you Elinor! We love the well wishes. We love to play with old school ideas and show a whole new way to revitalize them. We did the same thing in Week 4 with our posters. Make sure you get a chance to check them out and pick which one is your favourite! Thanks for following us! Keep the feedback coming!
The best compliment I know of when it comes to this type of thing is that I want to know what happens next. And I do! I want to see these characters grow, develop, and interact with each other. I want to see the town come alive on the screen. I need to see more!
That's a great compliment! We want to show you more! There's great depth to these characters and relational mishmash dynamics that create a lot of opportunities to mine humour.
Thanks Daniel! That is a stellar compliment! It speaks to the longevity of what we are creating and doing it in such a way that it makes our viewers eager to see more. It will be so much more than this once we get a chance to have this in full production. What you are seeing now is only the tip of the iceberg.
I have watched your videos and was impressed with your intense complicity towards each other , looking forward to seeing both of you in the next video as the story unfolds.
Thanks Carole! In about an hour our new video is going to be viewable so make sure you take a look at that too!
Thanks Carole! Make sure to check out our Week 4 show posters. They are awesome, and I have a feeling you will laugh! We are so grateful for your support!
Stellar stuff! Video quality gets sharper with each week. The talent looks on point to portray some interesting characters. Go Western Canada! This is a top 5 project for sure.
Yeah Andy! I just sent you a big facebook message but seems you're already on top of it! Thanks buddy!
Thanks Andy! We feel that way too! All the way to TOP 5!!! We love the support from people who love the talent over here in the West! No lone rangers out in these parts!
Top 50 is where this team will probably end up! Great writing and production - learning a lot of what it takes to put out good quality work in the comedy genre!
Thanks Laurie! We're happy to be a part of the Top 50 and gearing up to be a part of the Top 15! With your help we can do it! Thanks for the support!
Thanks Laurie! Head over to Week 4 and check out our show posters! We have two and you can pick your favourite. We love that you are learning from us. We feel that we are learning and growing as creators through this accelerated program too.
This project looks stronger and more prepared for primetime every week. Great work guys you are killing it. I continue to be interested in the cast of characters and the setting. Onward to the top 50!
Thank you Dylan. Up up and away!!!
The video had good pacing and the character cut outs was neat little visual but I don't feel like just describing the characters is enough to explain how the show itself is different from others
Hi Marilyn. Thank you for your comment. The reason we spoke about the characters and who they were was to give depth to each individual person and enrich the complexity of their relationships. Although perhaps a few of the other entries may have a new "format" (although there's nothing truly new under the sun) ours is a straight-up-fast-paced-handheld-single-camera comedy series. We're not reinventing the wheel. But our characters are fleshed out relatable people and we strongly feel that IS what makes us different. I hope you can understand why we spoke into that.
I have to admit that I've seen some pretty kick-ass projects on Comedy Coup, I almost wish I could get a TV channel that would air 80% of what I've seen so fart. I have 20 votes, and I am torn between what show I should vote for!
So... I've spent all 20 of my votes on Welcome to Tulip. I love so many of these shows, but this is the one I want to see the very most! I couldn't help it, I feel guilty for not voting for some great projects, but I don't feel guilty for going all in on "Welcome to Tulip!"
I think everyone should use all their votes here!
Yes! I love to hear that Wendel! Hope we're getting lots more following your example.
By the way "80% of what I've seen so fart" was a typo, but I'm gonna let it stand.
Kathryn D. totally said exactly what I was going to say...so I'll just copy and paste her again...but this time it's from me...
This is one of my favourite entries in the contest, please keep up the good work and I really hope that we will see you in the top fifty. The acting is wonderful and so are the production values.
Thanks Leland! We're in the Top 50 now! Hoping for the Top 15! Thanks for the Love!
This is one of my favourite entries in the contest, please keep up the good work and I really hope that we will see you in the top fifty. The acting is wonderful and so are the production values.
Haha! I didn't realize the comment Leland copied was directly blow his so...
Thanks Kathryn! We're in the Top 50 now! Hoping for the Top 15! Thanks for the Love!
I think it is great to come back to the conversation and see that the creators interacted with us by answering us or giving more info about the show, or tell us where to find more info concerning Comedy Coup.... Great work you guys! Top fifty tonight!!!
We like hearing what everyone has to say! It helps us understand what we need to give you all even more! We want to do our best for you all!
Every week really cool videos from these guys. Seems like a deep well thought out sitcom that could really pay off. Hope to see more from Tulip really soon.
Thanks Chris! We've absolutley spent a lot of time talking out the dynamics of this town and we're excited to bring that too you!
You guys are definitely a cbc front runner. Love the production value and think the idea could really work. I want to see more of the characters in action because they sound so good!
They're great! Glad you love them too!
Love the flipping back and forth between cutouts and 'reality'. Curious to see how elements like this would be incorporated into the show (messing with what is real/imagined).
It's a cool little town full of artists. The possiblities and parameters of what we can play with are really big. The only limits are the ones we put on ourselves. Lucky we're not short on imagination!
Nice work people. Every week is consistent. Gio and Holly are a good team. Look forward to you moving on.
Following two awesome projects closely is way better than just one. So great seeing you guys both rocking it!
Thanks Royal! Good luck to you guys too! It's really fun to know other people involved in this crazy thang!
Sweet. I like.
Thank you! Top 15!
Thank you Justine! Vote for Tulip!
I like the style of this project. It reminds me of Pushing Daisies and that was a great show.
Love that show! I'm totally fine with us making you think of that show.
Love that we remind you of a show you admire! Thanks for the suuport Chris! Make sure to cast your votes!
LOL! Good to see Leroy excited about the voting. He made me laugh so hard when he was playing golf. Love his character! Hope to see him again in videos coming up. Gidiup guys!
Leroy is one of my favourites! He's so bloody funny!
I am sure he will return! Leroy is quite a guy.
This week's challenge answered a lot of questions I had about the series after watching the first two entries. I was a bit lost before, but this has filled out the picture a bit. I appreciated the visual diversity.
Thank you Amy! Clearity is a beautiful thing!
Fantastic! Glad we cleared things up for you! We are glad to have you come on board Amy! Stay with us and make sure you cast your votes! We would love it if you would support us in that way as well.
looking good! can't wait to see you move ahead!
Thank Leah! Love our Rosebud FANS!
We can't wait too! Have you cast your vote? Thanks Leah!
Great work. I especially like that you have a "deep emotional well". I look forward to seeing you're great sense of humour mesh with strong relationships and touching moments. Keep doing what you're doing and I'm sure you'll go far in this competition
Thank you! I agree, it's important to have that heart to grab the viewer and take them on a journey! Otherwise it just gets old and rote.
We do too. Layers are important to us. We want the series to be something you can journey with for a long time like a wacky old friend. We will keep it up! Thanks Taylor!
Love to see a good down-home Canadian sitcom idea. Looks like a really fun and a relaxing watch! Take me to Tulip!
Haha well don't get to comfortable. These guys are in a tough situation and what they do to try and get out of it might make you squirm! May not be relaxing but trust me you'll still want to go to Tulip;)
We'd love to take YOU! Have you voted yet? Please make sure you cast your votes before 9PM PST.
Really liked the pacing of this video, and the clear explanations that were provided in a trendy and captivating way. Great special effects, editing, cinematography...I would like to visit Tulip!
Thank you! We want our videos to clip along nicely in the same way our show would. We're always trying to emulate our visual style and play through our videos. Everything you see has been chosen for a reason to inform the viewer of our story yet accomplish the mission and given task. And I know you would love Tulip! It's charming and fun to visit but behind closed doors it's a wild rat race! We look forward to showing you both sides!
We would love to visit Tulip too! It is starting to feel like home. We hope to see it have a life on TV! Please vote for us and I am certain we will be headed towards that! Thanks for the high praise!
I like the confidence of the straight to the camera "this is what we're gonna do and we can do it" The problem might seem a little niche but it certainly worked for Slings and Arrows. I know there are lots of funny ideas with this trio.
Hey Nathan! Thanks for your thoughts and comments. I'm not sure that "niche" is the word I would use. A town full of people banding together, butting heads, and building toward a united vision. That's not "niche", that's universal! Everyone in this country is trying to build to something bigger, something better, for themselves, their family, and the community around them. Watch our week 5 video and see how the world can identify with the people of Tulip. They have a dream like you, and who knows if they'll attain it. But it'll be hilarious to watch them try.
Thank you Nathan. We have no shortage of ideas that is for sure. In regards to the problem being "niche"; I wouldn't call it that. It is something that happens to many small (or large!) organizations whether they are in the arts or not. We aren't interested in just examing the in's and out's of what makes theatre thrive or fail. We are interested in how when problems occur how people react and take action. Keep following and please vote.
I just love the new photos you put up with the Horsy! Does he have a name? LOL! I threw you all my votes. Can't wait for next week to see more! You are my fave. I love the quality of your show and how hard you work in making it all come together. Keep up the great work!
Top 15 voting opens on Nov 6th! Looking forward to your votes then too! You're awesome!
Well, what do you think his name should be? We have played around with some fun options. Thank you for all your votes! We hope that others on this site are just as passionate about us as you are! Actually, I am certain they are.
This is so well-done. I absolutely Love it. Holly and Gio are brilliant!! VOTE for Welcome to Tulip!
Thanks Roger! Check out our week 5 video and choose your favourite week 4 poster!
Thank you Roger! YES! Thank you for encouraging others to vote for us! We want to be the ONE TEAM standing at the end. Our passion for this is fearless.
Go beaver hunters?! Love it! Love all the wacko and both your noses.
Oh Angela, yes yes yes. Glad you are wacked out with us too. Our noses are trademarked. Hope you have used your votes!
There is a very sweet vibe with this show. The talent is great and I really would love to see more. Best of luck!
Thank you Christina! We'll take the luck but we need the votes too! Stay posted and get some more sweet vibes from our awesome team.
Thank you Christina! Would love to show you more. Keep tuned in and I am sure you will see a lot more greatness from our talented team.
I am reporting that I haven't changed my opinion of Welcome to Tulip since it first launched...it's brilliant on all levels! Love the characters, scenery and physical comedy. And that editing is really, really good, too! Can't wait for the next installment ; D
Thanks Mary Ellen! We love playing around and giving you our best. Hope you enjoy the next mission.
Thanks Mary Ellen! We are thrilled to hear you have stick with us. Aaron is doing a brilliant job with the editing. I hope you have gotten a chance to vote for us! Voting closes tomorrow at 9PM PST.
looks great, friend of mine pointed this project out to me and I have to say it is one of the better ones Ive seen. look forward to seeing more.
Awesome! Now it's your turn to tell another friend and ask that person to tell another friend, and another, and another etc!
James! We love that! Glad we are being shared by word of mouth. The best marketing ever and that is great feedback to hear. Can't wait to create more moments that get everyone spreading the word about WELCOME TO TULIP. Vote and share us on your social feeds!
THIS IS TOO GOOD!!
Too Good!? There's no ceiling! It's just gonna get better!
Oh, we will never been "too good". (;
Also, the thing about the noses is true.... awkward.
I know. I have a huge nose. I also have a huge... unibrow (I pluck the middle).
hahahaha!! Love it!
Keep the comedy coming guys! Looking very positive so far. Are you listening CBC? This is your next great Canadian Comedy opportunity. Gio, Holly and Aaron . . . keep it up, you're doing awesome !
Thanks David! We're gonna stay on top of it and keep the videos coming!
YES CBC WE ARE!!!! We have no doubt that we would be a successful series on CBC. Thank you for recognizing that too David! Make sure you vote!
really enjoying it
Great to hear!
Fantastic! Thanks Maureen!
I am really enjoying your project! It is funny in a slapstick/ physical comedy way that is always very entertaining to watch. I like Holly's zany ideas and that Gio doesn't seem to have any problem doing whatever she thinks up. The dumpster diving was classic! Something else I appreciate about your project is that it is good clean fun and appropriate for all ages, certainly suitable for prime time tv viewing. good job, keep 'em coming
Glad you like it. Holly has insane ideas and if i think it's gonna get a laugh I'm pretty much down for anything.
Thank you Donna! Yes, we want to be able to reach a broad audience. Ultimately, we want to always surprise you. So don't be shocked if something crazy gets thrown in there every now and then to challenge your way of thinking. Those moments may not always be age appropriate, but we'll leave parenting up to the parents. I am glad you are enjoying the project!
I'm with you on that one. I love that this project is good clean fun and appropriate for all ages. There is so much junk out there. Yes, great for prime time TV viewing!
I love that this project is still in the running! The premise is one of my favorites in this entire competition and I'm looking forward to where this talented group will take it! DEFINITELY my kinda humour! Good luck as you move forward!
Thanks for the support and the well wishes!
We are really hoping to be something every Canadian could watch. From the audacious to the demure. Thank you for the well wishes!
I like the use of the cut-outs in this week's video and the hints of more strangeness to come, definitely sets you apart from the other projects. Has a very Canadiana prairie feel to it, already seems like it could be something the CBC would want on its network.
Thank you! It might get weird, absolutely will be crazy. We did take into consideration the network we were submitting to. We made sure it was an idea that can play on Prime Time.
Yes; strange is it! Glad we are standing out from the rest of the great projects on this site. That is part of our goal as we approach each mission. Canada is such a great country we can't wait to showcase some truly strange Canadians! Have you voted? Hope so! Voting closes tomorrow and we would love your support in that way too!
Hi Gio and Holly love the video really funny, I have enjoyed looking at your videos can,t wait to see more you guys have a great team, and great talent. I love the originality of the show. Bon succès.
Thanks Larry! I love your artwork! You are a great talent as well. I remember seeing you draw as a kid and I thought you were awesome! You're work is excellent.
Merci Larry! Thank you for the high praise. We are excited that you are seeing our vision and hard work.
Moi aussi je les ai trouvé super bons. Ils sont droles, ils ont des bonnes idées, créatifs, et ils sont bourrés de talents. Gio et son cheval me fait tellement rire!
Love it. You guys are awesome. Hope to see more!
Thanks Jason. You're awesome!
Yes! We have lots more to show everyone. Glad you love it!
“The novelty and freshness you'll bring to the field won't come from the new ideas you think up. Truly new ideas are rare, and usually turn out to be variations on old themes anyway. No, your freshness will come from the way you think, from the person you are; it will inevitably show up in your writing, provided you don't mask it with heavy-handed formulas or clichés.”
― Orson Scott Card
I read this, and think of you. Being different just for the sake of being different doesn't always result in a good idea. I think you're different because your concept is really, REALLY good. You're creating from your gut, and from what you know. Your minds are wild.
Other groups are super different too. And that's great! Originality comes from being present in your own magic place. Trying to be original just to be original often results in something kinda lame. Looking forward to seeing what else you cook up! 'Cause I'm hella HUNGRY.
Yes! Thank you. I couldn't agree more.
Great point Kyla.
Hi Gio and Holly, love your characters, your talent, your creative idea and how you perceive yourself on the screen. You guys are awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing a lot more of all you guys.
Thanks Yvette! Love our Quebec fans! Actually we love all our fans!
Thank you Yvette! Love the support from QC. We would love to show you more. Have you cast your votes yet? Make sure you do! Voting closes tomorrow.
It's not coincidence that Gio's cutout looks like the Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot video, right? ;)
Haven't seen that video... I'll have to look it up!
Wow! Just love it. Very good video and very interesting. Can't wait for more!
Thank you Demetrius!
Thanks Demetrius! Love that you loved it! Makde sure to vote! Voting closes tomorrow!
Definitely working hard. Good job! Like the play on surrealism with the cut-outs.
Thank you! That was a fun idea to play with!
Thank you Shylah! We love the nod to that as well. Have you voted yet?
Love the cutouts, definitely creative there. I'm just very unclear on what the whole thing is about. I've watched all your videos and from the synopsis I take away that it's about people in a small town that are trying to pull their theater out of ruin. It's just that I'm having trouble seeing how your videos relate to this. I also wasn't too clear about how this video explained how you were different from the rest since all of the videos out there have characters and all characters are bound to be unique. Good luck with the competition though, it does seem like you guys are clever with your ideas!
Hi Christina. Yes a lot of shows have funny interesting characters. I mean we're up against a bunch of really talented people who are great at making insane weird people up! But again I think our characters have a depth that can sustain story and are something we can build off of. So that when the town debt problem is eventually solved we still have somewhere to go! We can build off the characters that the audience will absolutely love and be invested in their journey. That's what sustains and that does make us different.
Thanks for your thoughts Christina. As more missions are revealed to you each week I am sure you will get a better sense of all the projects. Including ours! I think you are on the right track. Feel free to follow us on our FB Page: www.facebook.com/welcometotulip and our TWITTER: www.twitter.com/welcomtotulip to gain a broader sense of our project and vision for the show. In the meantime, FEEL FREE TO VOTE! I hope as you look through all the projects and when you decide how to cast your votes, we end up being in the mix for you. You're feedback is always welcome.
very well done, interesting and funny. I hope to see more from you in the future. Good luck with the competition
Thanks Saghir! Now that we're in the Top 50 you can see more of us!
Thanks Saghir! You can help that by voting for us today -Oct.26th! We would love your support in that way too!
I like this one, it seems like quality is important to this team. They aren't phoning it in on week 3!
We want this! We're doing everything we can!
No way! We're focusing on reeling you in!
I love the way the characters will step out of their cardboard cutouts..and become real! Real people stepping out of real town, vs just fabricated reality shows...how refreshing this is!
Thanks John! Out of our brains, onto the page, and brought to life!
Thank you! Yes we love to play between those two worlds. I sure you will see more refreshing and delightful choices like that in our series. VOTE TODAY and I am sure you will!
I like the character run down, but, what sets you apart? There are a lot of interesting characters in all submissions. I felt like there was something missing. I wish you all luck!!
Hi Franziska. I'm gonna stick with our initial thoughts on this one. Yes a lot of shows have funny interesting characters. I mean we're up against a bunch of really talented people who are great at making insane weird people up! But again I think our characters have a depth that can sustain story and are something we can build off of. So that when the town debt problem is eventually solved we still have somewhere to go! We can build off the characters that the audience will absolutely love and be invested in their journey. That's what sustains and that does make us different.
Hey Franziska! We're stoked to see Andrew's submission. Good to see some more AB talent in this. Thank you for the well wishes. So, true lots of great characters on ComedyCoup. Everyone has a different way of asking the 'different' question. Some see it as how are we different than other projects or other shows on TV, a different style, a different way to get out of bed in the morning. Ultimately, we went with our gut on this one. Our characters are fully fleshed out, outlandish, relatable, lovable, with a touch of healthy insanity. Our focus is with creating people that you would want to follow for years. 6 or 7 seasons at least. Plus, the world they live one of our big priorities. It informs everything about the characters. The focus and detail we put into doing that is a differentiator to us. We see already how it has helped us stand out from the pack. I hope you begin to see that too (: Keep following! And VOTE!!
hope you guys make it to the top! keep up the good work
Thanks Dave! We do to. Top 50 now but our sights are set higher;) with your help we can get there. Follow, Rate, and Share. Earn voting power by completing Fan badges!
Thanks Dave! We're planning on it. VOTE TODAY and you'll see a lot more of our awesome work in the TOP 50!
Small towns are such an important part of Canada and you guys are nailing the comic subtleties that just happen. Must be the water. Anyway, keep it up - you're one of the tops!
Steve! That's awesome. I am glad we hit the nuances! We want to be at the TOP! We are dying for the opportunity to have a special on CBC so more Canadians can enjoy it too! Now, onward with the work! VOTE Today!
This video does focus on the characters, which, I suppose is the differentiator. I thing one of the main, unmentioned things in this video is the vision. An entire town, described in a unique way.
Is the paper-doll thing a persistent device in the final product?
Hi Andrew! Thank you for recognizing the vision! We love it. The paper-dolls are proving to be quite the hit. So I am sure we would bring it back into the series in an appropriate way. The idea behind the paper-dolls is that we are not afraid to incorporate theatrical elements into the show. Anything from an episode with a distinct genre or nod to a well known play like, "Noises Off". The possiblities are endless and we look forward to discovering them and creating an original series.
I think you're both so charming to watch! Great video. Super creative! Top 50! From team Charlie and Yoni.
Thanks Girls! We love ya too!
Thanks Lucie! I look forward to Charlie and Yoni every week. You ladies are hilarious. Keep up the hard work! TOP 50!
I find the cast one of the most charming of all. Seriously, I want to get to know all of them, a huge strong point. Back stories are very well covered, small town dynamics are a great backdrop too, I'm curious as to other characters, and the over arching narrative concerning where the funny shall always bloom, though I know that the charm of the characters alone is solid, so I'm not worried. Can't wait to see where these cats end up.
Glad you're not worried! We're not. We know we have all other overarching story and narrative to really tie this thing together and make it pop. I am glad you find our group charming! We are charming each other all the time. Look out for our Week 4 Posters! You're gonna love them. Plus, voting opens tomorrow so feel free to throw some our way! Thanks for your support!
Really love your energy. Your writing is genius. Your show really stands out. Truly a Canadian show we could be proud of.
Whoa Thanks Katie!
Yay!!!! Genius?! We will take that. I mean that is what we are striving for. True innovation growing from a place of understanding. Plus---inserting a whole lot of crazy.
Great video. great concept. great production quality. It's got legs. It feels Canadian. I think you guys have a real shot at winning this thing. Best of luck going forward.
We think we've got a real shot too! Plus our script is hilarious! Hope you get to see it someday.
You think so?!!?!? Thanks Lewis! We want to win this thing so badly! We are so glad you feel this is a Canadian show. We have tried our best to represent Canada in a way that nods to it's roots and kisses the future. Plus, Canadians are the funniest people I know.
boom! knocked this one out of the park. Really enjoyed it.
Mr. Sexy Focus himself! Thank you!
Thanks Matti! Glad we got a home run this week!
Congratulation on making your concept clear. Professionally constructed. Your
Explanation of the characters were funny and clever. Great camera work capturing your energy about the project. Good luck going forward.
Thanks for the luck Fiona! What we really need is your FOLLOW and your VOTE. Feel free to do so if you feel inclined:)
Thank you Fiona! These characters are so full for us on the page and when we get a chance to play around and improvise. It is great to see that in the little bits we share, you're getting what we are on about! Vote for us on OCT.23! Tomorrow. Voting open till OCT.26th.
Great setting, concept and energy! Looks very professionally produced and well put together. I didn't get a clear sense of what makes you different from other projects, but I'll keep watching to figure it out!
Keep watching and cast a vote to us tomorrow (Oct-23rd) - OCT26th and you will see us in the TOP50 for sure!!
i really enjoyed your 3 videos it is fresh,innovated and very creative i love all the caracters espacelly Gio his horsyi am looking foward for more
Thansk Louise! We love the support from QC!
Louise! Glad you liked it! If you loved the horsey you'll love what we're bringing next week.
Not sure I got all of the details of the dialogue, but definitely enough info. to keep me curious about these folks. Keep it up!
Haha it was fast! Took some work to wrap my mouth around those words!
Thanks Janice! Glad we still got you hooked in. Make sure to visit the site again between Oct.23rd-26th to cast us some votes! We would love your support for our small town big dream!
Loved the walk about, the pace and the character synopsis. Anyone who has ever even driven through a small town would recognize these folks. Can't wait to see more.
I lived in a real small town of 100 artists called Rosebud Alberta. I loved it! It was awesome. Tons of great memories, tons of great stories. That's why these characters, although fictitious, are recognizable.
Yay Liz! We want you to see more! Makre sure you tune in on Oct23rd-Oct26th and cast use some (or all0 of your votes! We will need them in order to move forward and show you more of what we have in store. PLUS, USE ALL YOUR VOTES. They are refreshed back up again for TOP 15 voting. No need to spread them out! Use them all!!!
I'd say that if the show is filmed to the same technical quality as this video then it'll be outstanding technically. I already know it's gonna be funny as hell though!
Yeah! You know where it's at. PS: I'm headed to PG for Xmas, we should catch up.
Thanks Wendel! We are planning on it + some!
I agree with Lane. Walk and talk was fun. I'd love to see more stuff though with the characters as the characters, rather than the actors. I guess it depends on your challenges, but I'm missing those quirky guys I saw in week one.
We've talked about it! We want to do that too! Depends on the mission, time, and actor availability. I am on the Island at Chemainus every week for a show and ferry back on weekends. So sometimes we just need to adjust and use cut outs haha.
Coming for sure Mark! No doubt we want to show/see that too. We are building up. Keep following and these 90-second tasters are gonna start feeling like a feast! Thanks for following!
Hey big nose. Hey little nose. Way cool. Great mash up of presenting the characters, and especially the energy of the two of you behind the concept. Keep it going!
Thanks Bob! This was a really fun one to film.
Will do Bob! I am glad we didn't have to pull out the prostectics for this one!
Move over, Aaron Sorkin... Holly and Gio just upgraded the "walk and talk" to the "180 fulcrum walk and talk," not only giving the impression that the story is moving forward, but also that it's moving forward while sandwiched between two enthusiastic people who won't let you escape until you've heard them out! It's kind of like being the guy standing in between two long-lost friends on a crowded subway, but it's funny, so you don't want to kill yourself. McLovin it... :)
And they have a crew! Holly and I shot that passing the camera off to film each other. Crew of 2.
Thanks Lane! We are definietly into the friend bond. We're undoubtedly enthusiastic about our show and we are glad that translates seamlessly.
I love the artistic choice of using cut-outs and single-shot camera pans between actors for this video and the explanation of the overall concept is nice and clear! However, I'm not sure that a description of the characters and the vow that you will go all-out with them in the show is a differentiator. All of the projects in Comedy Coup have characters. But if your camera work and paper cut-out choice is a part of the show, THAT would be a great differentiator and would be very pleasing to see.
Thanks Adam. What does differentiator mean to you? Seems like a lot of teams have taken their own twist on it. Which is awesome! More variety in the creation process. I agree, no doubt all the shows have characters. If they didn't then we would be on "Planet Earth" and it could be strongly argued there are characters on that show too. Ahhhh Characters! What I am trying to say is that we are a character-driven comedy; not a joke-driven comedy. Of course, there are characters in joke-driven comedies and jokes in character-driven comedies. Both are great formats! Ultimately, our priorities lie with the characters. Plus, we are aiming for a blend of both formats. We want to bring that; which you are noting with our camera style and wicked paper cut-outs. Stay tuned. Your feedback is always welcome!
Aw yeah! Loving Week 3's video. You guys are consistently raising the bar week to week... can't wait to see what you've got in store for the next challenge. It's a wonderful wacky world you're making. More! More!
Thanks Kris! We just shot our next challenge today and it's looking great so far!
Oh we got a whole lot more! It has been a thrill to continutally work on something we are passionate about week after week. We're excited for you to see something entirely new from us in Week 4! And rememer Voting opens OCT. 23RD!!!
Good job, you caught my eye for sure! just the right amount of quirky without being grating. Hard to pull off.
They are a quirky playful bunch! Glad you enjoyed it.
Thank you! It is good to hear what we are working and polishing towards is translating to you! Keep your eyes tuned. Except to sleep of course.
I really like and wait, week after week, to see your video...you guys have imagination and talent...keep up the genius work.
Thank you Linda! We'll keep bringing our imagination to your screen.
Thanks Linda! We are glad to know you are a committed follower! We love those. Jump back in this on Oct 23rd and cast your votes for WELCOME TO TULIP!
Your first video did a great job of showing what this show is about (getting this town outta debt!), second show was awesome seeing who is behind the show, and now.... AWESOME.... I love the DEPTH of your characters and show. There is so much to them, which has me hooked. You really accomplished the week's task, showing what is different [unique, endearing] about Welcome To Tulip. Well done!
Thanks Ben! Each weekly mission allows us to see a show a different side. Glad you enjoyed it.
Thank you! We were aiming to give you more insight into what is to come. Plus, we as creators are a part of this too. What better way to share the characters than through the minds of those who created them? Thanks Ben!
You guys rock. Love all your lively characters, your ideas... again looking forward to lot's more.
As long as people vote us through we'll get to show you a lot more!
Wooot!!! You are dedicated fan and we love you for that! Oct. 23rd voting opens!!!
Heĺlo, very nice I love dynamic Characters and comedy look like a very eccentric and electrical master piece.
Thanks Chris! Glad you see you're loving it!
Thanks Christopher! Love that we have lit this up for you. Oct 23rd voting opens, so make sure you return here to vote for us!
This was easily the strongest and best produced Week 3 video that I've watched. Way to go guys, I'm looking forward to what the next 7 weeks has in store from you two!!
without question best project in this competition!!!
I completely agree with Taylor. However, I'd say keep it up the three of you.!
I agree. I really really liked this video and am so looking forward to seeing some more from this team. Really great work.
HAahahahah she's done her TIIME... beaver hunters.... too much! This show will be hilarious. I can't even imagine the pants wetting and eye ball crying that will ensue.
Hey, Gio and Holly, I found your video very good, especially you Gio in your bathing suit. I like the way you guys talk in the video.
I like this one! It seems like quality is important to this team.
This is a show that must be made!
So happy with your product, it's quality, it's creative. I can see see you guys worked really hard at this. We are looking forward to seeing more of your ideas as it is developing. Keep up the good work! Love everyone in the cast!
Thanks a lot Taylor! We just finished our shoot for next weeks mission. It's gonna make some eyeballs explode.
Yes!!! All 10 weeks please! We are aiming to be there at the end claiming this stellar opportunity. I love that this week we have stood out from the pack. We plan on keeping that DIFFERENTIATION.
Well presented. Little people with big dreams living in a small town. This has really great potential for a weekly show; could be quite funny!!
Exactly! Something everyone can identify with!
We have big dreams for a weekly show!!!! You nailed us as creators and what our show is building towards. Stay tuned! Voting opens Oct. 23rd! We would love it if you through them our way. We're worth investing in.
One of the few that actually answered the mission. Good job!
YES yes YES yes yes! Mission Accomplished on what could of been Mission Impossible. Stay tuned on Oct 23rd when voting opens and throw some (or all) your votes our way!!
Completely original video! Well thought out and executed. Hmmm... If everyone is doing these videos with zero budget, imagine how high YOU guys could soar considering the amount of work that you obviously put into your assignments. P.s. Is there anyway that you can read the synopsis to me instead of me doing it for myself? ; )
Nice. Thanks to Chemainus Theatre and the set design of Craig Alfredson! And some tricky camera work.
Yes! ZERO budget indeed. It is amazing how creative you can get with BBQ skewers. They got me an "A+" and "you're genius" on a set design in Uni. NO BIG DEAL. BBQ skewers should receive an honorable mention this week.
I am still not quite understanding about this show; though i enjoyed this video much more than the previous two you made ! Good luck guys !
You should go read the synopsis they have, it will help you understand. They have really stuck to what is asked for every week and coming along nicely in developing Welcome to Tulip.
Thanks for the best wishes!
Phew we past the cut! Thank you for the luck! We need and want the well wishes! Have you checked out our synopsis Bernie? Does it help clear anything up? We hope we keep reeling you in. What sort of bait should I be attaching to my line? I am unfamiliar with catching humans.
This video has really started to tie this show together for me. You found a very smart way to shoot it, kept us moving along with you, talking fast without overloading us with information. The bits with the cutouts were absolutely delightful and I can gladly say that you won me over as a viewer!
-Dylan from the Heir Heads team
I worked really hard on those cutouts. If you look real close my hands are covered with glue. Glad we won you over!! You had me at EVERYTHING YOU'RE DOING.
Glad to hear we won you over! I however was hooked on Heir Heads from the beginning. Love what you guys are doing over there.
Great camera work, and editing. Way too light on the laughs though. The humour (or lack there of) is more slow moving akin to maybe a "Less than Kind" type show, (or at least it appears this way) in which case 90 secs is too short for a joke to play out. Need to amp up the laughs to stay competitive in the Coup I'd say. It is all about the comedy guys!
Yeah Art! What makes you laugh? I wanna win you over too!
Not laughing yet Art? Sucks! I mean, shucks! Both work I guess. Okay okay okay okay, since you asked we will amp up the laughs so that you jump on our tree. Our bush. Our prickly pear. Whatever gets you screaming, "STOP TICKLING ME YOU NUT!"
But seriously; WHAT DO YOU LAUGH AT ART?! I neeeeed to know. I am going to start pulling my hair out until you tell me. I may be bald in the next video if you don't tell me. That would be really tragic and hard to explain. Our comments feed would be exploding with, "Woah, Holly...stressed much!" "Woah, Holly I didn't realize you had the "C" word." "Woah, Holly....you're hot. Can I have your number??"
Let's all avoid that, K? So, Art, tell me; WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH!
I really do want to know,
Almost Bald Holly (Fan of Art)
Okay, people. This video is FUN. It's juicy. You want your show to move forward, and are clearly willing to put play and effort into the process. Kudos for raising the bar. I for one want to limbo with you mofos.
Woot woot girl!
You're fun. We mofos are limboing under a Chiwawa. Not easy, but we're doing it suckas!!!!!!!!!!!
this is actually one of the few videos i watched tonight that actually talked about why they are different !
Well we did what our mission demanded of us. We're slaves to this Comedy Coup machine.
Different?! I thought this video was about being a Samemonator! Nah, just jokes. But seriously seriously, thanks for saying THE TRUTH. Since your such a truthsayer, why not share this true stuff with your friends too? Share our Week 3 video sista!
Y'all clearly put a lot of work into this video. Well done.
Yeah we did! I sweated so hard my armpit hairs just fell off! Convenient, considering I was wearing a tank top.
We're try hards. Fun fact: we didn't have a camera operator this week. Holly and I shot it all ourselves.
Giovanni , saw you in Chemainus. You were great. Still trying to figure out what tulip is about.
Yes! Check out our synopsis. Have you seen all the videos? Gio is a great talent. We are glad you got to see him doing what he does best. Welcome to Tulip will be another great show that does that for him! Keep following our project and I know you will soon figure it out. Like a 10-piece puzzle.
Cool! Thank you. If you take a look at our main page we have a synopsis of the show. Take a look at it and any of our additional optional images for more insight into the characters.
the characters seem pretty relatable but the video left me wondering what it's really about. It seems like it has been done before. Like the Canadian vibe and the video was pretty well done.
I hope you have watched the three videos because they do follow each other nicely and also were bang on to what Comedy Coup is asking. Great creative work I would say, love the characters and Riccardo and his horsy crack me up!
Thanks Carly for your feedback. Check out our synopsis as well. Hopefully our other videos, images, and links to other social pages help clear it up. If you have an specific questions feel free to ask! I would love to answer them for you. Keep following. I know you will soon discover that we are a show YOU want to watch....and laugh at and with. For now, know that I just farted a doozy.
Hey Carly we have a synopsis and a whole lot of additional images with a lot of insight into the story and the characters. Take a look through it!
Looks great. The feel of it the whole premise is just awesome. It has me laughing and wanting more!!
LAUGHING! I love laughing. I wish we could hear everyone's laugh. You know, like we do in the theatre. Maybe we need a live audience for one of the shoots at some point? HMmmmmm....thinking cracked out again. I love it.
Thanks marcus! Sign everyone you know up and get them to Follow us! The longer we're in this the more we can show you!
Love it guys, keep up the good work. Being a Calgarian, I'm getting a strong Alberta vibe from this team. Plus I recognized mr. frogmen, and was just delighted. Hey buddy!
I thought you were just being a funny guy with the frogmen thing... I love it when people call me that.
Ugh just caught my 'frogmen' typo.... How embarrassing.... Always proof read! Come on Novakowski!
Thanks Bruce! Heir Heads is one of my faves. Y'all are nailing it.
Of course! Mr. Frogmen is awesome!
Thanks Brucy! I love Heir Heads too, it's one of my favourites on here...
Love it. Looking forward to more!
Jesse - Oh there will be more, and more and more more more MORE! GLAD YOU ARE ON BOARD. Also to Diane below - That's right. Gio and I filmed Week 3 in Chemainus on Vancouver Island this week. The wickedly generous and talent-filled Chemainus Theatre lent us their space to make this video POP POP POP.
This film was made in Vancouver, but set in an artistic Alberta tourist town. Hmmm, very interesting. You've captured my interest. The characters look interesting. Can't wait to see what happens next.
We're working on week 4 right now! It'll turn heads for sure!
Loved learning more about the characters. This show has so much possibility. I hope it gets the CBC spot!
We do too! We are working on making sure that our show has the legs. Will Ferrell Sized LEGS! Or...just plain big legs; whatever we can afford really. Which is not much, so the $500K would be sweetttt.
Thank you Katie! That's what we're aiming for! All our FANS can help get us there.
I like the concept.
Thanks Pat! I like you. As in; if you like the concept you are liking me and my peeps personally and that is pretty swell to me. Don't worry, no need to feel creeped. I'm just weird. Totally normal!
It's a hoot! Pretty wild!
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