Firm client Floating Island Entertainment and Crazy Shirt Productions are partnering with online bartering platform Bunz and Bell Fibe TV to launch an original scripted series this Halloween. The project, Fare Trade (5 x 11 minutes), is created by Floating Island president Jonathan Hirsh and written and directed by Crazy Shirt’s Shawn Ahmed and Scott Leaver. The series follows the exploits of three self-absorbed millennials who no longer believe in money and turn to bartering. However, surviving in the city with no money brings them into contact with all sorts of weird and wonderful characters as they cheat, steal and scheme their way by. Hirsh, who cofounded Floating Island with his brother and Wow! Unlimited CEO Michael Hirsh three years ago, said he felt there was space in the market for a series about bartering or trading and setabout putting the script together with Ahmed and Leaver, who had a pre-existing relationship with Bell Fibe.
Fare Trade is available now on Bell Fibe TV, Channel 1 and Bunz.
Katie Boland stars in three films we worked on this year which are featured at the Whistler Film Festival this year - "Never Saw It Coming", "Cardinals" and "Lolz-Ita"
Katie Boland talks about the process of writing, directing, and starring in her first short film Lolz-Ita, opposite Sarah Gadon and Don McKellar.
Premieres this Saturday at 1:45pm TIFF BellLightBox.