Lifelong dance connoisseur, from child to adult, Anisha Joshi has set her sites on more. Anisha Joshi has danced her way from stage to commercials and now she’s taking her dedication of dance and turning it into a television career as the host of the new webseries Dating Unlocked.
In each webisode of Dating Unlocked, daters are set up to to discover if they are ready for love.
What if on a first date you were given a key to unlock parts of each other’s lives that might otherwise be kept hidden for months, years or possibly forever? Each 12 minute episode features a date where lives, hearts and homes will be unlocked in the pursuit of happily ever after.
Everyone wants to put their best foot forward on a date. We want to highlight our assets while hiding the parts of ourselves that we’re unhappy with, not proud of, or simply would prefer to keep secret.
But what if we had to reveal a more accurate picture of who we really are on our first date? Would it streamline the process of finding true love? Each episode follows two people as they meet a potential mate on a first date. Our love birds have been hand-selected by a matchmaker (our host, Anisha Joshi) based on their submitted video dating profiles.
Production is underway on season 1 of the new millennial/baby boomer comedy, Avocado Toast the series in Toronto, Ontario. The webseries is set to launch on the digital platform OUTtvGo.com in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, India and South Africa in 2020.
WHAT’S AVOCADO TOAST the series ABOUT?
Ever wonder about your parents’ sex life? Neither did Molly and Elle until coming out and a divorce forces them to learn about their parents’ new sexcapades. When it comes to millennials and baby boomers, these nuts haven’t fallen so far from the family tree.
Avocado Toast the series was created by screenwriters and stars Heidi Lynch and Perrie Voss and will be directed by Sam Coyle (Hazy Little Thing, Darkside, The Definites). OUTtvGO has picked up the Canadian digital rights along with streamers HighballTV, Tello Films (U.S), Outfilm (Poland), and Gray Zone Play (Chile). Charlie David of Border2Border Entertainment is handling global sales for the series produced by subsidiary Guts and Gall Productions Inc.
The 10 x 10-minute sex comedy series is produced by Charlie David, Heidi Lynch and Perrie Voss. Executive producers are Jefferson Mappin along with Brad Danks and Philip Webb from OUTtvGo. Avocado Toast the series is funded with the participation of the Independent Production Fund (IPF) and the Bell Fund.
“A lot of insightful development has gone into Avocado Toast and it is so rewarding for both the producers and the IPF to see that many international buyers have already licensed it. The world will soon see this funny and dynamic Canadian series!” said Andra Sheffer, CEO, Independent Production Fund
“We’re delighted to work with such a talented team to bring this brand-new comedy series to OUTtv audiences across the world,” said Brad Danks, CEO of OUTtv. “Avocado toast explores the awkward and embarrassing topics between millennials and their parents that are so relatable it will have audiences in stitches.”
Rounding out the principal cast with Perrie Voss (The Boys, Handmaid’s Tale, Ghostwriter) and Heidi Lynch (The Drawer Boy, Spinning Out, Covert Affairs Reign) are Faye Marsay (Game of Thrones, Black Mirror, Deep Water) Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black, Carter, Ready or Not), Scott Cavalheiro (Good Witch, Indian Detective, Mary Kills People, Hudson and Rex), Jefferson Mappin (Unforgiven, Warehouse 13, The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship), Andrew Moodie (Workin Moms, Orphan Black, Detention Adventure), Nelu Handa (Baroness Von Sketch Show, Workin Moms, Jann, The Beaverton), Brenda Robins (Heartland, Shoot the Messenger, Man Seeking Woman).
Avocado Toast is slated to hit screens in June 2020.
Drag Heals season 2 is now casting in Toronto. The second season of Drag Heals will showcase 8 drag kings and queens who participate in a 10 class workshop with theatre director Tracey Erin Smith, founder of Soulo Theatre. The ten workshops will culminate in 2 public shows at Buddies In Bad Times cabaret theatre in Toronto.
Each week a guest coach will join Tracey Erin Smith in exploring soul-deep story sharing techniques as well as the unique talents and skills required from a drag king or queen.
We invite self-tape submissions from all genders, ages, and ethnicities. 8 participants will be selected to win this 10 class course with Tracey Erin Smith and join the cast of Drag Heals for two live performances at Buddies in Bad Times cabaret theatre.
There is no payment for participation in documentary TV series. All theatre net proceeds from the performances will be split equally between performers.
We invite all interested parties to view Drag Heals season 1 on OUTtvGo.com (free week trial available) or on Amazon Prime.
How to apply to be part of the Drag Heals season 2 cast
Please include: your name, stage name, phone number, email, confirm you live in Toronto and are available for all dates in the shooting schedule below. Finally be sure to include answers to 2 of the questions found lower down in this post.
Feel free to get creative in your video. We want to see and know who you are and why you want to do this! Walk us through your drag closet, introduce us to your best friend, mother, roommate.
Applicants to Drag Heals season 2 must be available for ALL dates/times listed below:
DRAG HEALS season 2 SHOOTING SCHEDULE Sat. Jan. 4th/20 11am to 4pm WORKSHOP Sun. Jan. 5th/20 11am to 4pm WORKSHOP Sat. Jan. 11th/20 2pm to 7pm WORKSHOP Sun. Jan. 12th/20 11am to 4pm WORKSHOP Sat. Jan. 18th/20 11am to 4pm WORKSHOP Sun. Jan. 19th/20 11am to 4pm WORKSHOP Tues. Jan. 2st/20 11am to 4pm WORKSHOP Sat. Jan. 25th/20 11am to 4pm WORKSHOP Sun. Jan. 26th/20 11am to 4pm WORKSHOP Thu. Jan. 30th/20 6:30pm to 11:30pm TECH RUN Fri. Jan. 31st/20 Doors 7pm, show 8pm PERFORMANCE Sat. Feb. 1st/20 Doors 7pm, show 8pm PERFORMANCE
APPLICANTS – Please answer 2 of the following questions:
1) What have you survived and how have you survived it? 2) What excites you most about doing drag? 3) Who doesn’t know you do drag and why haven’t you shared with them? 4) In a perfect fantasy performance, what would you do? 5) If you’ve never done drag before, what excites you about trying it? 6) How do you think the drag king and drag queen worlds could benefit from working together? 7) What scares you about drag and the idea of doing an open-hearted course that will put you on stage in front of hundreds of people? 8) What will you bring to the others in the group?
SEEKING the following people for Drag Heals season 2
DRAG KINGS – Seeking seasoned and newbie DRAG KINGS that live in Toronto, are available for all shoot dates, are excited about bringing their drag and performance to a new level of professionalism and have a great big open heart and mind!
DRAG QUEENS – Seeking seasoned and newbie DRAG QUEENS that live in Toronto, are available for all shoot dates, are excited about bringing their drag and performance to a new level of professionalism and have a great big open heart and mind!
GENDER QUEER PERFORMERS – Seeking seasoned and newbie GENDER QUEER PERFORMERS that live in Toronto, are available for all shoot dates, are excited about bringing their drag and performance to a new level of professionalism and have a great big open heart and mind! Does your performance/look defy categories? Submit here and share why!
GUEST COACHES – Are you a seasoned pro in the fields of performance, singing, dance, make-up/hair, costuming, entertainment business, etc? We are looking for professionals to join us who will share their wisdom and experience! Tell us about yourself and what you can offer in coaching drag queens and drag kings.
Drag Heals season 2 further details
NETWORK: OUTtv Canada Drag Heals season 2 will air on OUTtv in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and India giving participants the opportunity to raise their profile and be seen by millions around the globe.