We are happy to announce plans to grow the Wip portal to make it a hub for quality Canadian dramatic web series content. We started Wip with the goal of featuring all of the IPF funded web series in one place. Now – with our recent website redesign – we have decided to expand our scope.
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We've teased you with small details about the English language 2012 funded web series and now we'd like to tell you more. Next year will see web series about a fantasy world, tween steampunk adventure, semi-retired wrestler and much much more. Read about the new series and connect with them online to follow their production process and be the first to know when they are released.
But I'm Chris Jericho!
This comedy web series follows semi-retired pro wrestler Chris Jericho as he tries to shed his spandex body-slamming past and become a respected actor.
Everyone’s Famous follows the trials and tribulations of Donald Tipper who quits his day job to seek fame and fortune after appearing in an embarrassing viral video.
Guidestones – Season 2
Guidestones is an interactive thriller about two journalism students who uncover a global conspiracy while investigating a murder. The series delves into the Georgia Guidestones mystery, encouraging viewers to solve each episode’s cliffhangers.
Just Passing Through
Just Passing Through revolves around the city-mouse country-mouse relationship of Owen Stephens, and Terry and Parnell Gallant. Terry and Parnell are Maritime cousins whom Owen hasn’t seen since his long-forgotten teenage summers spent with family on the East Coast. Terry and Parnell, rough and tumble rig hands, arrive unannounced on Owen’s Toronto doorstep. They swear they’re “just passing through” to sweet jobs in Alberta’s oil patch, so Owen can’t say no to one night’s stay. But like every family reunion, this one turns out to be more than Owen thinks he’s bargained for.
Long Story, Short
Long Story, Short is a sexy, moving and funny web series about three inseparable twenty-one year old girls; their love lives, triumphs, failures and all the assorted humiliations in-between.
Mila's Fountain is a fantasy web series set in a mythic past, which tells the story of a chance encounter between a dangerous and immortal water spirit named Mila and a mysterious wandering man who has stumbled upon her mystical fountain – an encounter that will transform their lives and change the world around them forever.
S.O.S. Save Our Skins
S.O.S: SAVE OUR SKINS is a comedy-horror (mostly comedy) web series about two men, Ben and Stephen, who wake up one morning to find that the human race has disappeared. Ben (lazy, deceitful, stupid) and Stephen (well-meaning, hard-working, stupid) at first celebrate the freedom of being the only two humans left on Earth – the world is a big fun oyster. But this joy turns to boredom and bickering, and then outright fear as they begin to find other forms of life wandering about the desolate planet – and not all of it friendly.
Space Janitors – Season 2
Space Janitors chronicles the lives of Mike Chet and Darby Richards, two janitors working aboard an evil iconic space station. The misadventures of Mike, Darby and their friends – a computer psychologist, a curious Android, and a clone soldier – shed a humorous light on popular science fiction staples.
Summer break usually means two things; sleeping in and avoiding yard work. But for one rag-tag team of 14 year olds, it’ll be packed with cryptic puzzles, deadly traps and unlocking the door to a futuristic, steam punk civilization. Oh, and avoiding yard work. For these Unlikely Heroes, it’s going to be the summer of a lifetime.
VERSUS VALERIE follows Valerie Lapomme as she navigates her chaotic life, sliding between reality and her video-game and genre-bending imagination. When confronted with everyday issues or big decisions, Val will fantasize her way into a solution inspired by her heroes Captain Picard, Yoda and Dumbledore as she “Levels-Up in Life”.
The IPF Board of Directors approved funding for 15 scripted drama series (10 English / 5 French) designed and produced for exploitation on the web and is making equity investments of $1.5 M in these projects. This unique funding program, which was created in 2010 is encouraging experimentation and evaluating potential for high quality, story driven drama for web audiences.
On Friday April 6th a few lucky fans will get a sneak peek of the highly anticipated second episode at the PAX East conference in Boston. Space Janitors will be part of The Escapist Movie Night held at the Wyvern Theatre. The night will feature never-before-seen videos from The Escapist’s most popular web series, a panel discussion with the web series creators and the special premiere of Space Janitors episode 2.
Whew, what a month here at the IPF offices. For our March 1 Phase 1 deadline we received 153 applications for our web series production program. It was a blast to read all the amazing ideas folks have. We got a variety of submissions ranging from epic time travelling space adventures and doggy weddings to heartfelt last moments and choose your own adventure thrillers. We had the very difficult job of narrowing down the submissions to 31 projects to move on to the second phase of applications. The projects selected to move forward have until May 1 to submit more in-depth, longer applications.