Most watched webseries in Canada gets another season, thanks to fan funding.
Season 3 takes the show to a higher horizon, with increased production value and revered Toronto locations. Rose, Vanessa and Claire face the darker side being out as they are met with issues such as homophobia, bullying in school, and LGBT homelessness. Viewer’s real life stories were incorporated into the script, which is told from both the perspective of being a parent, and a teen.
Fans of Out With Dad, who value its honest portrayal of the challenges of coming out and living as an LGBT youth, have eagerly awaited Season 3’s premiere since it’s independent crowdfunding campaign began last year. Fans contributed the bulk of the production budget for the season, earning rewards such as access to a VIP Facebook group which has allowed them sneak peaks and interactions with the cast. Many of the fans in that group have donated on multiple occasions, even saving up their allowances in order to contribute.
“I'm so humbled by the support from fans around the globe,” says creator Jason Leaver, “This is their season, it quite simply wouldn't have happened without them.”
The remainder of the season's funding came from its sale to France Television, where Season 3 will also make it’s debut next month, subtitled for the French audience. France is not the only country where Out With Dad has found international success. Volunteers have subtitled episodes in numerous languages including Spanish, Italian and German, helping to share the series abroad where people identify with it’s universal themes. Support at home includes official endorsement from PFLAG Canada.
Out With Dad is an award winning online series filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Winner of the Indie Soap Award for Best Drama, the LA WebFest Grand Prize, and a Canadian Screen Award nominee, Out With Dad is a quirky drama, about a teenage girl and her single father at a time when Rose is coming of age, and coming out of the closet. By exploring the themes of love and sexual orientation, Out With Dad is a look at growing up regardless of your age, gender or sexuality. (www.outwithdad.com)
Official Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/OutWithDad
Official Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/OutWithDad
PNT Tv has showcased the series from its inception and continues its support and commitment towards this and all indie productions. You can watch both seasons of 'Out With Dad' HERE!
*NOTE: Stay tuned for Tee's upcoming interview with crew and cast on Cin4lez!*