Shows

Stakes (2014)
Buddy Comedy, 20 x 5 mins
Stakes is a buddy comedy that revolves around two practically hapless police officers on an overnight stakeout. It’s Waiting For Godot meets COPS.
written by Simon Fraser & Matt Watts; produced by Diana Galligan & Simon Fraser
Currently in development & seeking financing.

 

Romantic Comedy, 12 x 12 mins
Versus Valerie follows YouTube’s SexyNerdGirl, Valerie Lapomme, as she navigates her chaotic life, sliding between reality and her video-game and genre-bending imagination.
starring Hannah Spear, Adam Christie, Shelley Kidwell and Mark Meer; written by Stephanie Kaliner, Chris Craddock, Galen Drinnan, Simon Fraser, Kyah Green, Alice Moran, Rob Norman, Deborah Etta Robinson; produced by Mike Fly; directed by Mike Fly and Simon Fraser
Premiered on YouTube and Blip on March 7, 2013

NOMINEE, Best Lead Actress in a Comedy, 2014 Indie Series Awards – Hannah Spear
WINNER, Best Direction, 2014 Indie Series Awards – Mike Fly and Simon Fraser
NOMINEE, Best Production Design, 2014 Indie Series Awards – Mike Fly, Simon Fraser and Stephanie Kaliner
NOMINEE, Best Special Effects, 2014 Indie Series Awards – Davin Lengyel, Nick Montgomery and Xerxes Cortez
NOMINEE, Best Makeup, 2014 Indie Series Awards – Tara Brawley, Monik Walmsley, Joe Primeau and Lucie Cheng
NOMINEE, Best Digital Media Program/Series, 2014 Canadian Screen Awards
WINNER, Best Actress in a Comedy, 2014 IAWTV Awards – Hannah Spear
NOMINEE, Best Writing in a Comedy, 2014 IAWTV Awards – Stephanie Kaliner, Simon Fraser, Galen Drinnan, Kyah Green, Deborah Etta Robinson, Rob Norman, Alice Moran, Chris Craddock and Adam Christie
NOMINEE, Best Editing, 2014 IAWTV Awards – Mike Fly and Simon Fraser
NOMINEE, Best Web Series, 2014 Digi Awards

 

Sexy Nerd Girl (2010-2013)
Romantic Comedy, 200+ x 2-7 mins
Sexy Nerd Girl is an transmedia web series about Valerie Lapomme, a vivacious and supremely confident young woman, who digs comics, sci-fi, fantasy, computers, video games, Pokémon and sex.
starring Hannah Spear, Adam Christie, Shelley Kidwell; written by Stephanie Kaliner, Jan Caruana, Chris Craddock, Galen Drinnan, Mike Fly, Simon Fraser, Kyah Green, Jeremy Mersereau, Christine Montgomery, Alice Moran, Rob Norman, Deborah Etta Robinson; produced by Mike Fly, Simon Fraser and Stephanie Kaliner; directed by Mike Fly and Simon Fraser
Social media narrative began November 2010 on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+.

WINNER, Geekiest Vlog, The 2013 Geekie Awards
NOMINEE, Best Web Series, 2013 Canadian Comedy Awards
NOMINEE, Best Web Series, 2012 Canadian Comedy Awards

 

Comedy, 12 x 1-3 mins
Dave’s Secret Podcast is a secondary content stream to the web series “Bill & Sons Towing”. It provides a view on the show universe through the eyes of one of its characters.
starring Dave Brennan, Eric Toth, Jon Smith, Tony Lombardo, Daniel Kash; written and produced by Mark de Angelis; directed & edited by Simon Fraser
Premiered on YouTube and Blip on March 29, 2012

 

Documentary, 48 minutes
A look into how improvisation is used as a tool for progress, set against the backdrop of The Summit, a week-long improvisation festival in Toronto.
directed & produced by Brian G. Smith; associate produced by Simon Fraser and Braden Dragomir; edited by Simon Fraser
Premiered November 9, 2010, at The Second City, Toronto.

NOMINEE, Best Film Writing, 2011 Canadian Comedy Awards

 

Documentary, 6 x 3 mins/webisode
An insider’s look at the perennially vibrant comedy community in Canada.
featuring The Imponderables, Nikki Payne, Bob Kerr, Naomi Snieckus, Shelley Marshall, Ron Sparks; theme by Rob McLean; produced & directed by Simon Fraser.
Premiered August 16, 2010 on YouTube

 

Advertisement, 36 secs
Web promo for the Bocche Fresche Comedy Show – August 6th, 2010 in Montreal. The 30-second spot airs on local Montreal TV in the weeks leading up to the event.
starring Sandra Battaglini, Raffaella Diana, Daniela Saioni, Mark DeBonis, Marco Bernardi; written by Sandra Battaglini and Daniela Saioni; produced by Daniela Saioni; directed/edited by Simon Fraser
Premiered July 14, 2010 on YouTube

 

Blew (2010)
Comedy, 7 mins
A cocaine deal gone awry.
improvised by Conor Bradbury, Jason DeRosse, Jet Eveleth, Mark Little and Taz VanRassel; casting by Julie Dumais; directed & edited by Simon Fraser
Premiered May 27/2010 at PROJECTproject’s Doppleganger Video Project, Comedy Bar, Toronto

 

Comedy, 4 mins
Andy phones an ex-girlfriend, with disastrous results.
improvised by Bruce Hunter; directed & edited by Simon Fraser
Premiered February 22, 2010 at Pirate Video Cabaret, Clinton’s Tavern, Toronto

NOMINEE, Best Web Clip, 2011 Canadian Comedy Awards

 

Comedy, 5.5 mins
A war widow seeks the comfort of another man only to find that the reports of her husband’s death were untrue.
improvised by Jan Caruana, Adam Cawley and Kris Siddiqi; casting by Julie Dumais; directed & edited by Simon Fraser
Premiered Nov 4/2009 at PROJECTproject’s Doppelganger Video Project, Comedy Bar, Toronto

 

Documentary, 15 x 2.5 mins/webisode
An insider’s look at the perennially vibrant comedy community in Canada.
featuring Shaun Majumder, Craig Lauzon, Diana Frances, Bruce Clark, David Merry, Cory Mack, Cole Osborne, Andy Hull, Ron Sparks, The Doo Wops, Norm Sousa, Harry Doupe, Toby Berner, Mike Wilmot, Warren Bates, Sandy Jobin-Bevans, Paul Constable, Picnicface, Al Rae, Kenny Robinson, Renee Percy, David Ivkovic, Peter Anthony, Tim Steeves, Sean Cullen and Laurie Elliott; music by Rob McLean; produced & directed by Simon Fraser
Premiered August 31, 2009 on YouTube

 

Comedy, 3 x 4 mins/webisode
The story of stay-at-home dad/struggling musician and his grassroots environmental lawyer wife. A sitcom short.
starring Ben Brooks, Renée Percy, Simon Fraser, Jessica Sattel, Pete Gardner, Jay Malone; edited by Simon Fraser; music by Ben Brooks; written, produced and directed by Ben Brooks, Simon Fraser and Renée Percy
Premiered December 23, 2009 on YouTube

 

JT (2009)
Comedy, 2 mins
A woman spies on Justin Timberlake from the rooftop of the building across the street from his hotel.
improvised by Renée Percy; directed by Simon Fraser
A submission to the IMP, premiered May 20/2009 at ImprovMonologProject.com

 

Comedy, 2 mins
A man has difficulty convincing others of the end of the world.
improvised by Rob Norman; directed by Simon Fraser
A submission to the IMP, premiered May 20/2009 at ImprovMonologProject.com

 

Waiting (2009)
Comedy, 2 mins
A woman waits for her employer to pick her up.
improvised by Jan Caruana; directed by Simon Fraser
A submission to the IMP, premiered Apr 30/2009 at ImprovMonologProject.com

 

The Fly (2009)
Comedy, 2 mins
A man prepares for his final showdown with a fly.
improvised by Carmine Lucarelli; directed by Simon Fraser
A submission to the IMP, premiered Apr 23/2009 at ImprovMonologProject.com

 

Comedy, 7 mins
While on vacation, a couple tries to reignite their marriage.
improvised by Dave Pearce and Jennine Profeta; music by Jim Clayton; story & narration by Simon Fraser; produced by Diana Galligan; directed by Simon Fraser
Premiered Nov 17/2008 at Cinematech, Bad Dog Theatre, Toronto

 

Comedy, 90 secs
A Barack Obama attack ad parody.
voice-over by Simon Fraser; written by Ben Brooks & Simon Fraser; edited & directed by Simon Fraser
Premiered Oct 22/2008 on YouTube

 

Comedy, 4 mins
Stung by past relationships, a woman embarks on a sex cleanse.
starring Diana Galligan, Kirk Brillon and Irene Duma; music by Kirk Brillon; written by Kirk Brillon, Irene Duma, Simon Fraser and Diana Galligan; produced by Diana Galligan; directed by Simon Fraser
Premiered Oct 13/2007, at Darryl’s Hard Liquor & Porn Film Festival, Bloor Cinema, Toronto

 

GO Moonbase (2007-2008)
Comedy, 29 x 1-3 mins/webisode
A web series that takes place 500 years in the future on the moon, with robots and clones.
starring Lincoln Trudeau, Kirk Brillon, Cary West, Peter Hill, Diana Galligan, Simon Fraser; produced by Simon Fraser and Diana Galligan; written by Simon Fraser and Lincoln Trudeau; music by Charles Watson; directed by Simon Fraser
Premiered Oct 4/2007 at GOMoonbase.com