Edmonton’s Mosaic Entertainment and the Super Channel specialty network are teaming up on a new show that is part-sitcom, part-sketch comedy and multi-platform in concept and execution.
Tiny Plastic Men is a comedy series about three man-boys who work hard but play harder as toy prototype testers in their rec room style basement office at Gottfried Brothers Toy and Train Co. As they play in their weird world of toys, their imaginations take them into fantasy sketches where all their biggest nerd fantasies come true.
Perhaps like the production teams’: there’s the TV series, an interactive website, and a strong social network presence with dedicated Twitter feeds from the show’s main characters.
Mosaic’s Executive Producers Camille Beaudoin and Eric Rebalkin are once again teaming up with Director Francis Damberger (having worked on the horror-comedy feature Truckstop Bloodsuckers on BITE and the APTN series, CAUTION: May Contain Nuts) to capitalize on the geek culture fan base with Tiny Plastic Men.
The series is created by, written by, and starring three self-professed geeks - Nuts favourites, Matt Alden and Mark Meer (voice of Mass Effect’s Commander Shepard), and the multi-talented writer and actor Chris Craddock.
“The gaming, collectibles, and genre fans are our favourite kind of audience, and Chris, Mark and Matt know this audience well because they are a part of it,” says Beaudoin. With Calgarian writer Tony Binns and incredible animations from Riley Beach (spicybackpain), the show combines live action, sketch comedy and animation.
Rebalkin adds “The three lead characters are each so unique and funny that we thought who wouldn’t want to get to know them better? And it’s so awesome that the lead actors will each be running their own respective character’s Twitter accounts.” Rebalkin expects that Tiny Plastic Men’s various digital venues will become destinations for gamers, collectors, genre fans, and geeks in general.
Not only will Tiny Plastic Men feature a fantastic interactive website
(www.tinyplasticmen.ca) and strong Facebook and Twitter accounts that bring fans daily info and tidbits on all things toy and collectible related (@TinyPlasticMen and www.facebook.com/TinyPlasticMen).
Viewers will also be able to interact directly with the lead characters of the show on Twitter (@CraddTPM, @OctoberTPM, @AddisonTPM) .
Tiny Plastic Men is set to air Mondays beginning December 3rd, 2012 on Super Channel.
Mosaic Entertainment is a multi-platform entertainment production company based in Edmonton specializing in comedic and dramatic scripted feature films, TV series, web series, and digital properties.
Super Channel is Canada’s only national English pay television network, consisting of two HD channels, four SD channels, and Super Channel On Demand. Super Channel is owned by Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc., an Edmonton-based media company.