Picnicface begins production

From a media release:

Production Underway for The Comedy Network’s Original Comedy Series PICNICFACE


The Comedy Network, in association with Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. and Northeast Films Inc., announced today that production is underway on original scripted Canadian comedy series, PICNICFACE. Executive produced by Garry Campbell (KIDS IN THE HALL, TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL, MADTV) PICNICFACE is the brainchild of the Halifax-based sketch troupe of the same name. The series will premiere later this year, exclusively on The Comedy Network.

PICNICFACE is a fast-paced mash-up comedy, mixing contemporary, Pythonesque animation and absurd sketch comedy. Shooting on location in Halifax, principal photography of 13, 30-minute episodes has begun and is expected to wrap mid July.

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the eight-person sketch troupe comprising Picnicface is Andrew Bush, Kyle Dooley, Cheryl Hann, Mark Little, Brian Eldon Macquarrie, Evany Rosen, Scott Vrooman and Bill Wood. Having amassed a following in their hometown and after posting “Powerthirst”, their short-video-turned-phenomenon on YouTube, Picnicface became an online sensation, capturing more than twenty million views.

PICNICFACE, the television series, is an Ontario-Nova Scotia co-production between Breakthrough Entertainment and Northeast Films in association with The Comedy Network. Executive Producers are Garry Campbell and Ira Levy and Peter Williamson (KENNY VS. SPENNY, LESS THAN KIND) and producers are Mark Montefiore (Eating Buccaneers) and Bill Niven and Jay Dahl (There Are Monsters, Roller Town). Production Executives for The Comedy Network are Sarah Fowlie and Jake Labow. Production partners are The Comedy Network, CMF & Film Nova Scotia.