You may have noticed a bunch of new of web series promoted online over the last month. This is due to the IPF funding deadline on March 2nd.
The IPF is the Independent Production Fund, which provides financial support for dramatic television series created by Canadian independent producers for Canadian private broadcasters. Revenues generated by the endowment and recoupment from investments are used to support the production of Canadian web drama series.
One of those projects from Vancouver is Just Like Cooper, and it’s vying for IPF funding hoping to get their series from paper to production.
Just Like Cooper
Director Nicholas R Simon is now trying his director/writer hat on by developing a new series, Just Like Cooper. The show follows a young mulatto gambler, forced to pose as Quentin Tarantino by the neighborhood god-mother-crime boss to pull off a heist. The funny part is star of Just like Cooper, new-comer actor Cooper Sims, actually looks like Tarantino.
The show is a Thriller, Adventure, Comedy. Think…Taxi Driver meets The Talented Mr. Ripley meets Oceans Eleven. Brandon Jay McLaren, Danielle Stott-Roy and Robin Nielsen are the other producers on Just Like Cooper.
Nicholas R Simon produced The True Heroines, a hit Vancouver-based web-series about 1950s housewives with super powers. The popular show won Best Canadian Series at Vancouver Web Fest and earned a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Canadian Web Series.
Just like Cooper needs Vancouver’s support to get the IPF Funding, head to their Facebook Page and give them a like to keep up.
On a site note – Happy Birthday to Quentin Tarantino who turns 52 today.