Some Spider Studios is joining forces with Tubefilter and Just For Laughs in search of the funniest, most innovative digital-first (or short-form) comedy content. In the entertainment industry’s ever-changing environment, digital-first content has found its home on the web, video streaming services, and social media platforms. In the “Playing It Short” Pitch Program, five teams with iron-clad concepts and backbones of steel have been selected to pitch their ideas to a panel of hard-nosed comedy experts.
The winner of the Beyond The Box: Playing It Short pitch session will be invited back to the 2019 edition of Just For Laughs ComedyPRO. He/she will receive one (1) free trip to the 2019 edition of the festival, including one flight, a hotel room for up to three (3) nights, and a festival pass.
There will also be a 15-minute open question period at the end of the session.
Moderator: Drew Baldwin (Founder and CEO, Tubefilter)
Kesila Childers (VP, Development, Powderkeg)
Spencer Griffin (Creative Executive, stoopid buddy stoodios)
Chris Kelley (Production Executive, Comedy, Bell Media)
Nathan Kloke (Head of Production, Above Average)
Peter Putka (Executive Producer, Development & Production, Some Spider Studios)
Ben Relles (Head of Unscripted Comedy, YouTube Originals)
Thomas Conway and Dominic Kardasiewicz, Illegal Alien
Luke Jarvis and Rob Pooley, Justice for Alma
Brittany Tomkin and Jorja Hudson, Myrtle & Willoughby
Louie Torrellas and Ernie Bustamante, New Lou
Ryan George, Owen From The Woods
Access: ALL pass holders are allowed into this event