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At the peak of the Reagan 80s, a family of charming Canadian Lefties struggles to fit into the conservative neighborhood they call home
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Help us bring this sitcom about a charming, Canadian Lefty family to life. Set at the height of the Mulroney/Reagan 80s it will channel the current zeitgeist for all things Cold War and 80s into a show that shows 1980s Toronto for the 1980s Toronto at at time when laisser faire economics was on the rise and the socialist values of the 60s were starting to fade.

The States has "GLOW, "STRANGER THINGS" and so many other series set during the 80s at the height of the Cold War. But it's so rare to see Canada in the 1980s on screen. Our show is funny, charming and female-driven. And if you are from a Lefty family, or like to tease someone who is, I think you'll get a kick out of seeing our loveable characters on screen.

All the best,

Leah Cameron

Creator, Writer and Director

SYNOPSIS:

The year is 1989 and the times, they are a changin’. But not in a way DUNYASHA McDOUGALD, 15, would like. With the Berlin Wall about to fall and Reagan yelling about the “Evil Empire,” her parents, two dyed-in-the-wool Pinkos, are becoming even more entrenched in their lefty beliefs.

This would all be okay with Dunyasha... if it weren’t for one thing: this dutiful daughter is entering highschool and a desire to fit in as well as a yearning tounderstand this glittering thing known as “pop culture” is winning out.

This puts Dunyasha at increasingly odds with her dad, IAN, 50s, a modern-day Don Quixote with whom she’s always been close. An idealist with a capital
   “I,” Ian drives a rusty Russian army vehicle around their very conservative Toronto neighborhood, has subscriptions of Soviet Life magazine delivered to the door and has banned all forms of Main Stream Media from the house.

So when Ian decides to throw his hat in the ring and run for election in a highly embarrassing election campaign, it only serves to fuel Dunyasha’s anxiety.Will she fit in with the cool kids? Win the affections of MARC, 16, the very mainstream son of her Dad’s political rival? Or will she forge her own path and discover where her views lie instead?

LEAH'S CONNECTION TO THE SHOW:

THE COMMUNIST'S DAUGHTER is a comedic web series (8 x 12 to 15 mins eps) set at the height of the Mulroney/ Reagan '80s. Loosely based on creator, writer and director, Leah Cameron's teenage years, it's a fish-out-of-water-story about the McDougalds, a family of charming Canadian Pinkos who approach just about everything in life from a very "distinct" point-of-view.  

The series follows 15-year-old  Dunyasha McDougald as she tries (and fails) to fit in with the cool kids a new high school in an ultra conservative neighbourhood her family just moved to. She feels even more torn when her Dad, Ian, a Don Quixote-like idealist with a capital "I" decides to run for election for the Communist Party of Canada in a highly public campaign.

Dunyasha loves her Dad — she’s an idealist too — but she's also a wee bit embarrassed by her Dad, like any teenage girl is. Ian is always driving the rusty Soviet army vehicle he owns through their highly conservative neighbourhood for one thing! And he's constantly trying to recruit her new friends to silkscreen signs for his campaign! (The joke, to us, i that her friends actually think Ian, a retro Bernie Sanders, is pretty cool.)

RETRO PHOTOS OF LEAH'S REAL FAMILY AND REAL SOVIET CARS THEY DROVE:

Me, my bro, and one of our two Ladas (circa 1986)
Me, my bro, and one of our two Ladas (circa 1986)

WHY OUR TEAM NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT:

Shows like STRANGER THINGS and THE AMERICANS have depicted 1980s America is all its glory, but it's rare to see our 1980s Toronto and 1980s Canada represented on screen! We want to represent 1980s Toronto and the Cold War in all their glory — from old City Pulse News Clips,  to May Day and peace marches, to the bad mall bangs and blue eye shadow and the crappy cars people drove. 

But creating 90 minutes of content with this type of 80s Canadian specificity costs a pretty penny? especially if we are going to get it right. Everything from the actor's 80s outfits, to their hair and make-up, to the Lada Niva, an old Soviet car Dunyasha's father drives, needs to be created or rented. (You can think of the Lada Niva as the Yellow Bus in Little Miss Sunshine. The show just wouldn't be quite same without it!.) That archival footage of Gorbachev and Reagan you saw in our teaser? Tiananmen Square? Or the sick synth-infused 80s soundtrack our composers will create? We need your support to channel 80s nostalgia and bring it to the screen.

Leah explains in 60s why she is so excited to make this show:

WHY NOW:

With the Cold War heating up in new and increasingly weird ways (ahem Trump-Putin), we feel like there has never been a better time to make this show. It's a fun, irreverent look at a distant time and place... that is not to dissimilar from our own. THE COMMUNIST'S DAUGHTER takes us back to the Mulroney/Reagan 80s  — a time when Cold War tensions were at a fever pitch. By revisiting the tense times of the past through absurdist comedic lens, our hope is to create a series about a charming, idealistic at times naive family, their neighbours and friends. Because at its heart this is a show about an awkward teenage girl, her loveable family and friends, a show about the awkwardness and hilarity that ensues when we all face that age old question - do I stand up for what I believe in in all its quirkiness and all its glory, or do I conform with the status quo so I can belong?

OUR CAMPAIGN: A 1980s PBS PLEDGE DRIVE!

Since our show takes place in the 80s, we're running our Kickstarter campaign in the style of a 1980s PBS WNED Channel 17 Pledgeathon. Because that's kind of what Kickstarter would have been back in the day, right? Whether you donate $5, $200 0r $2000 to our series, Natalie and I will thank you during our pledge-athon dressed like 1980s public broadcasters! We have a lot of hilarious Cold War and 80s-themed perks and prizes too. (Like meat plates featuring the face of Vladimir Lenin and Tshirts that say " I LOVE LADA“ and “Sharinf Is Caring” with a picture of Karl Marx on the front. We'll be posting pictures here as prototypes roll in!

ACCOLADES:

We have been working EXTREMELY hard over the past year to build the momentum we need to make this show happen. From developing the concept and pilot scripts through Women In the Directors Chair (WIDC) Story & Leadership Program last December, to shooting a proof-of-concept teaser that helped us secure $150,000 of our equity financing through the Independent Production Fund (IPF) to putting together a mini room of brilliant writers this winter. Now all we need is your help to cross the finish line!

The project has also: 

*earned shortlists for the Sundance Episodic Lab and NYTVF's Pilot Competition

*won the CBC Originals Pitch Competition in July at Just For Laughs

*been featured in industry publications including Playback, TV_Eh and The TV Junkies.

OUR TEAM:

We are a team of three female creatives who are excited to bring our show to life with a diverse cast and crew that represents the Toronto we know and love. Separately we are: 

LEAH CAMERON, Creator, Writer and Director

A graduate of the American Film Institute’s MFA Conservatory Program in Los Angeles, Leah is a writer and director who loves telling funny and awkward human stories. Leah came up with the concept for THE COMMUNIST'S DAUGHTER shortly after graduating from the AFI and moving back to her native Toronto. Reflecting on our childhood, she thought he Dad's love affair with Communism was... more than a little odd. She decided to create a comedic series since about it because she'd never seen a family sitcom that tackled how different ideologies divide us on the air.In November of 2017, Leah was one of 8 female directors from across Canada to be selected for Women in the Directors Chair's Story & Leadership Program, a leadership and development program through which she developed the series. To date Leah and her producer Natalie Novak have secured$150,000 in equity financing for TCD through the Independent Production Fund and in July, their project won the CBC Originals Pitch Competition at Just For Laughs in Montreal. Leah brings a lot of writing and directing talent to the table. She has edited two seasons of the pop cultural web series, WHERE COOL CAME FROM for Stornoway Productions and has directed segments of the show. She has also written and directed several narrative shorts (e.g. SUBWAY HARMONIES, NINULLA, THE LION SHADOWS), many of which have played international festivals (e.g. PALM SPRINGS, CAMERAIMAGE, CANNES SHORT FILM CORNER, EAST END FLIM FESTIVAL, etc.). Leah has also worked as a writing assistant/researcher to show creators Anna Margarita Albelo and Wil Zmak. She is currently working as a researcher on Season 2 of Morwyn Brebner’s prime time drama CORONER. Season 1, which she also worked is currently airing on CBC.   

***For  embarrassing photos of Leah's Commie childhood, see her My Connection to the Story  section, below.  

NATALIE NOVAK REMPLAKOWSKI, Producer  

Natalie Novak Remplakowski is a producer, director and writer. She founded Natalie Novak Films in 2015 to foster the development of original scripted content, often led by women. Her first digital series, Easy V, by Carly MacIsaac, is available now on Then She Said after playing at festivals worldwide.The Communist's Daughter is Natalie's third content project containing Soviet Themes following the internationally award winning short film PYOTR495 by Blake Mawson and Synthesize by Matthew Edison.        

Natalie is a graduate of York University's Acting Conservatory and Second City's Improv Conservatory. She works at Scythia Films as an executive assistant to feature film producers Daniel Bekerman and Ethan Lazar.   


LAUREN CORBER, Executive Producer 

Lauren Corber is a producer, entertainment lawyer and founder/president of LoCo Motion Pictures. One  of  Canada's  leading  digital  content  producers, Lauren's  most  recent  series,  International  Emmy  nominated,  How  to  Buy  a  Baby  has  been  named  a  top  web  series  to  watch  by  the  Globe  and  Mail  and  Now  Magazine.  It  premiered  on  CBC  in  November,  2017  and  has  won  several awards including Best Comedy  at  the  Indie  Series  Awards,  Best  Writing  and  Best  Lead  Performance  at  the  International  Academy  of  Web  Television  Awards, was nominated for a Rockie Award  and  has  been  invited  to  screen  at  festivals  in  Canada,  the  US,  Asia  and  Europe.    

Lauren  has produced  two  seasons  of  the  CSA  award-winning  CBC  comedy,  My  90-Year-Old  Roommate  starring  Paul  Soles  (Spider-Man)  that  has  over  1  million  views. She is also in post-production on CBC Kids series, Detention Adventure. LoCo is focused on innovation in storytelling with an emphasis on digital content production. LoCo takes a non-traditional approach to content creation, pushing boundaries and telling stories to underserved audiences by fostering creators with unique and distinctive points of view.       Past productions include award-winning short films that have screened around the world including Emma (TIFF 2016, Canada’s Top 10 2016), Bickford Park (TiFF 2017) and The Balcony Affair (Locarno 2011).       

Lauren was voted most vivacious by her graduating class in high school and has lived up to it ever since.  

REWARDS:

Prototypes (or comps) for three styles of TCD T-shirts are in. ***Note that these are comps and the intention is to print them on Ts in a cozy cotton-poly blend. Backers will be able to choose between a T shirt that a) features the words, "I LOVE LADA" b) features our cool logo c) features an image of Karl Marx with the words, "Sharing is Caring." See below. Note these are comps at this point.




Risks and challenges

We've never been more excited to make a series or prepared to tell it. For us the biggest challenge is having enough funding to pull off period 80s details, while paying all our comrades in the cast and crew a decent wage. That is why we are running this campaign. We're going to be careful to use existing 80s locations and 80s costumes by the oh-so-talented Emma Doyle to deliver 80s Toronto on a budget, but we need this $25,000 so we can get it right.

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    Pledge $15 or more and receive a digital download of our 80s synth-infused soundtrack created by local modular synth musicians. At this pledge level you will also receive a glorious thank you from our hosts Jim Butkovitch and Natalie Novak, who are hosting our Pledge Drive in a 80s-style pledge-athon on WNED Channel 17!

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    DOWNLOAD OF SOUNDTRACK & 80s MIX TAPE

    Pledge $25 or more -- that's right $25 or more -- and receive a digital download of our 80s synth-infused soundtrack created by local modular synth musicians AND a "Mix Tape" of 80s Cold War tunes selected by Leah and Natalie. At this pledge level you will also receive a glorious thank you from our hosts Jim Butkovitch and Natalie Novak, who are hosting our Pledge Drive in a 80s-style pledge-athon, on WNED Channel 17!

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    TCD COMMUNIST PARTY CARD & SOUNDTRACK

    Pledge $30 or more and our most esteemed graphic designer will create your very own Communist's Daughter Communist Card that you can post to Facebook to display your undying support for our show. Much easier for Putin and Cambridge Analytica to track this way. ;) At this pledge level you will also receive a glorious thank you from our hosts Jim Butkovitch and Natalie Novak, who are hosting our Pledge Drive in a 80s-style pledge-athon on WNED Channel 17 as well as a digital download of our 80s synth soundtrack created by Toronto musicians!

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    LIMITED EDITION SIGNED SHOOTING SCRIPT!!

    This shooting script of the whole series will be signed by writer, director and creator Leah Cameron and the cast and crew. Worth bagillions when we are all famous.

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    COOL COLD WAR CALENDAR!!

    This wall calendar featuring strange and beautiful images of Soviet and Cuban propaganda is perfect for when Putin comes to power in the U.S. in 2020! All jokes aside, this Cool Cold War poster is a visually stunning calendar to hang on your wall.

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    OFFICIAL COMMUNIST'S DAUGHTER T-SHIRT

    Choose from one of three radical Communist Daughter T-shirts or order all three! Options include: a) a T-shirt that features cool logo b) a T-shirt featuring an old Lady car with the words "I Love Lada" or c) a T shirt with the face of Karl Marx and the words "Sharing is Caring." Designs are pending but T-shirts will be printed on soft cotton/poly blend. And unlike the old days of the USSR days once size will not fit all!

    Available in S,M, L and XL. At this pledge level you will also receive a glorious thank you from our hosts Jim Butkovitch and Natalie Novak, who are hosting our Pledge Drive in a 80s-style pledge-athon on WNED Channel 17!

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    OFFICIAL "I LOVE LADA" T-SHIRT!!

    Choose from one of three radical Communist Daughter T-shirts or order all three! Options include: a) a T-shirt that features cool logo b) a T-shirt featuring an old Lada car with the words "I Love Lada" or c) a T shirt with the face of Karl Marx and the words "Sharing is Caring." Designs are pending but T-shirts will be printed on soft cotton/poly blend. And unlike the old days of the USSR days once size will not fit all! Available in S,M, L and XL. At this pledge level you will also receive a glorious thank you from our hosts Jim Butkovitch and Natalie Novak, who are hosting our Pledge Drive in a 80s-style pledge-athon on WNED Channel 17!

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    OFFICIAL TCD "SHARING IS CARING T-SHIRT"

    Choose from one of three radical Communist Daughter T-shirts or order all three! Options include: a) a T-shirt that features cool logo b) a T-shirt featuring an old Lada car with the words "I Love Lada" or c) a T shirt with the face of Karl Marx and the words "Sharing is Caring." Designs are pending but T-shirts will be printed on soft cotton/poly blend. And unlike the old days of the USSR days once size will not fit all! Available in S,M, L and XL. At this pledge level you will also receive a glorious thank you from our hosts Jim Butkovitch and Natalie Novak, who are hosting our Pledge Drive in a 80s-style pledge-athon on WNED Channel 17!

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    OFFICIAL TCD CALENDAR AND T-SHIRT!!!

    Get an official TCD T-shirt and our official Communist Hottie calendar for the very low price of $100USD!! Our hosts Natalie Novak and Jim Butkovitch will also thank you for your glorious pledge during our live telethon!

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    MEAT PLATE WITH FACE OF VLADIMIR LENIN!!

    Meat plate featurink face of "Most Human Person" Vladimir Lenin is beink handcrafted by Roncesvalles butcher, Bogdan. Very high in protein, just think. It make most stronk party gift. **Only available to Toronto residents. No shippink. At this pledge level you will also receive a glorious thank you from our hosts Jim Butkovitch and Natalie Novak, who are hosting our Pledge Drive in a 80s-style pledge-athon on WNED Channel 17!

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    T-SHIRT BOUQUET - ALL 3 TCD T-SHIRTS!!!

    THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE LEFTY IN YOUR LIFE!! Donate $150 or more and receive 3 official TCD T-shirts in soft poly-cotton blend. Choose from a shirt featuring our stylish TCD logo; a shirt that says "I Love LADA" with a Soviet car emblazoned on the front, or a shirt that says, simply, "Sharing is Caring" with a picture of Karl Marx on the front. (See main page for prototypes.) Our hosts, Jim and Natalie, will also THANK YOU during our Pledge-athon on WNED Channel 17.

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    LADA LOVER PLEDGE-1 DAY OFLADA RENTAL!!

    The perfect gift for the Lada Lover in your life. Renting vintage Ladas for our show costs many, may kopecks. ($300 USD a day to be precise.) But if you love Ladas like us, this is small price to pay. If you gift us $300 or you will not only be receiving official TCD, "I LOVE LADA" T-shirt, you will sleep at night knowing you have sponsored beautiful 80s Lada Niva to appear in our show. (Because what was Little Miss Sunshine without that yellow car after all, yes?)

    For this noble contribution, we will also create a bumper sticker with your name in Cyrillic that we will affix to the the main character's Lada so your name appears in show! When shootinks of Season 1 are completed, we will gift you this bumper sticker as keepsake. On top of this you will earn title of "Esteemed Lada Lover" in the credits. And our hosts Jim Butkovitch and Natalie Novak will give you a hearty thank you for your pledge, on WNED Channel 17!

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    INVITE TO PREMIERE AND AFTER PARTY!!

    Join our most esteemed cast and crew at the glorious premiere and after-party for our most glorious web series, The Communist's Daughter Five Stars!!! There will be dancing to glorious Cold War 80s music. There will be screenings of web series and bonus materials shot on VHS. But come! Join us! Be merry! For we will be celebrating the launch of this most glorious show. At this pledge level you will also receive a glorious thank you from our hosts Jim Butkovitch and Natalie Novak, who are hosting our Pledge Drive in a 80s-style pledge-athon on WNED Channel 17!

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    GLORIOUS ASSOCIATE PRODUCER PLEDGE!!!

    Also known as "THE SOVIET GENERALSHIP PLEDGE" the Associate Producer pledge level gives you a title of Associate Producer in the credits and as well as a TCD Soviet Generalship for life. On top of these esteemed titles you will: receive an invite to our premiere and after party, an official TCD T-shirt, a THANK YOU during our Pledge-athon on WNED Channel 17, an official TCD Communist Party card, and a digital download of our soundtrack.

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    GLORIOUS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PLEDGE!!!

    Also known as "THE RUSSIAN OLIGARCH PLEDGE" the Executive Producer pledge level gives you a title of Executive Producer in the credits and as well a host of other perks including a suite in Trump Tower Moscow!! (Just kiddink about the suite, comrade.) But on top of this esteemed title you will: receive an invite to our premiere and after party, three official TCD T-shirts, a THANK YOU during our Pledge-athon on WNED Channel 17, and your very own official TCD Communist Party card. GLORIOUS SPASIBOS!

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    GLORIOUS RUSSIAN OLIGARCH PLEDGE!!

    Nothing says exclusivity like the Russian Oligarch pledge. At this pledge level you will not only receive the title of "Most Supreme Executive Executive Producer" in the credits, we will fly you to our premiere from anywhere in America or Canada and give you a suite in Trump Tower. (Joking about the suite.) But not only will you be invited to our premiere and after party, you will also receive all of the rewards up to this pledge level (the invite to the premiere and after party, the meat plate, 5 "I love Lada T-shirts..." you name it, my friend!) On top of this our hosts Jim Butkovitch and Natalie Novak, who are hosting our Pledge Drive in a 80s-style pledge-athon on WNED Channel 17, will give you a most wonderful and stylish THANK YOU on air.

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    BIG THANK YOU on WNED Channel 17!!!

    Even if you are believink all people are equal, comrade, is nice to show you are more equal by having "you name in lights", yes? That's why if you donate generously, the hosts of our pledge drive Jim Butkovitch and Natalie Novak will thank you during in our 80s-themed Pledge Drive on WNED Channel 17.

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    OLD POTATO-GRAM!!!

    Wondering what to get your beloved this Valentine's? Search no more!
    If you donate $25 or more you will not only be receiving big THANK YOU on PBS Channel 17 we will also personally deliver an old Potato with a love note written in the voice of Oleg Barishnakov, an old Soviet General who works in our writing room.

    Pretty good deal, yes? Old potato can be used for making vodka, potato soup, or cooking and sharing with comrades. ***NB: real potatoes will be delivered in Toronto only! Digital potatoes will be "shipped via email" on Valentine's to your loved ones.

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