(PRWEB) January 31, 2011
The full 22-minute pilot for the Canadian comedy series, “Everyday Is Like Sunday,” is now streaming publicly in high-definition (in addition to a previously released 2-minute trailer for the series) on the series’ website, http://www.everydayislikesunday.tv
In development for over two years, the series places an emphasis on character-based material, with long conversational scenes, bordering between comedy and relatable drama with a focus on authenticity. “There isn’t a lot on television that really captures what it’s like to be in your 20s- trying to put your life together after finishing school, especially in tough economic times. We wanted to authentically present that experience. I think there are a lot of people out there that can relate to this.” said series co-writer and director, Pavan Moondi.
The pilot was filmed in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (about an hour southwest of Toronto). The series is currently being pitched to various networks in Toronto, and Moondi plans on relocating the production there if it is picked up. He added, “We’re trying to target an audience that traditionally has been neglected by Canadian television, so it’s going to be an uphill battle, but I think there’s definitely an appetite for a character-based comedy with a focus on emotional honesty like this. I’m optimistic.”
The series stars Michael Sloane (who co-wrote the pilot with Moondi) who plays Mark, the aimless lead character of the series who begins the episode determined to finally turn his life around. Also starring in the pilot are Coral Osborne and Casey Irvin, as Flora and Jason respectively, an engaged couple who lives with Mark, and whose relationship is beginning to fall apart.
Although the exact budget has not been stated, it was financed out-of-pocket by Moondi, nearly half of it spent on sushi and pizza to feed the cast and crew, consisting entirely of volunteers, predominantly alumni from nearby University Of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, currently living in either Toronto, London or Waterloo.
“Everyday Is Like Sunday” will be available to view online indefinitely, in addition to an on-set documentary and a soon-to-be released audio commentary. In the event that the series is picked up, Moondi and Sloane plan on re-shooting the pilot. The pair are currently at work on writing the series’ second episode.
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