Mosaic Entertainment has launched production on the first season of Tiny Plastic Men, a new comedy television series for the national Pay TV broadcaster Super Channel.
The innovative new series combines sitcom and sketch comedy in one neat package and kicks off with a wild and crazy first season featuring an orangutan, a spoiled celebrity socialite and her dog, a faked moon landing, and an unconventional Japanese board game.
Flying high off their whopping 12 Alberta Film and Television Rosie nominations for the third season of CAUTION: May Contain Nuts, Mosaic is launching principal photography on this new series while also prepping to shoot a comedy horror series for BITE immediately after.
Produced by Mosaic Entertainment, Tiny Plastic Men is a dramatic series about three young men working hard and playing even harder as Toy Testers in the basement of “Gottfried Brothers Toys and Trains Co.” As they play in their weird world of toys, their boyish imaginations take them into fantasy sketches where all their biggest nerd fantasies come true.
Nominated for their comedic writing on Seasons 2 and 3 of CAUTION: May Contain Nuts, Matt Alden Dykes and Mark Meer are back as writers and stars of this comedy madness. Joining the Tiny Plastic Men trio of writer-stars is award-winning head writer, Chris Craddock—who recently earned rave reviews for his one-man theatre production, Moving Along. The three writers spark like a pack of dynamite behind and in front of the camera. Rounding out the hilarious cast are improv funny guy Jesse Gervais, theatrical gem Belinda Cornish, Canadian classic John B. Lowe, and a whole host of special guests including former NHL fan favourite, Georges Laraque. Tiny Plastic Men is set to air on Super Channel in the fall of 2012.
While filming Tiny Plastic Men, the folks at Mosaic Entertainment are also in preparations to follow up the shoot with another production. This time it’s a short form TV series and feature film for the national comedy broadcaster BITE called Truckstop Bloodsuckers, a dark comedy that goes for the jugular—literally. In this comedy horror set in a truck stop diner in small-town Alberta, two vampires are passing themselves off as ordinary waitresses. That is, until a gang of tough drug dealers drop in for some pie and stumble upon their secret. Truckstop Bloodsuckers is a seriously tasty dark comedy, where the killers are the good guys, and some jobs suck more than others.
Creators Lindsey McNeill (Head Writer) and Galen Pendleton (Director) came up with the idea while working together on the third instalment of local Nightmare Island film series, Rise of the Blood Queen. With Lindsey’s acting and writing experience in horror films and Galen’s work on CAUTION: May Contain Nuts, the pair have quickly become an irresistible horror-comedy machine and Mosaic Entertainment is excited to bring this latest joint project to life. Truckstop Bloodsuckers begins filming May 7, 2012 and is set to hit BITE and www.bite.ca this summer.
(From a press release)