Toronto, October 5, 2023 – Hop To It Productions is thrilled to announce its participation in MIPCOM 2023, where the company is nominated for a Content Innovation Award for queer slasher comedy Sloppy Jones.
Toronto, October 5, 2023 – Hop To It Productions is thrilled to announce its participation in MIPCOM 2023, where the company is nominated for a Content Innovation Award Best Short-Form Series for Season 1 of queer slasher comedy Sloppy Jones (6 x 4 mins),
The series was produced with support from Ontario Creates, Tax Credits from the Government of Canada and OUTtv and is available outside Canada. It features three queer 20-something servers alongside Canadian comedy legends Linda Kash and Colin Mochrie who play estranged couple Deb and Frank Jones, owners at the Sloppy Jones Grill in Niagara Falls (The Canadian side). The three servers find Frank’s bloody torso in the beer fridge and get caught “red-handed” by Deb and wine heiress Cassie Ley. They stop at nothing to dispose of the body and party like it’s 1999. Sloppy Jones Trailer
This entertaining series is a breakthrough in representation written by and for 20-39 year-old girls, gays and theys, inspired by the lives and tastes of creators Sophie Nation, Jonathan Neil Alexander and Jamie Hart, with help from mentors like Amanda Walsh (Schitt’s Creek), Colin Mochrie, Judy Croon (Second City), Jill Golick, Winnie Jong (Tokens), Linda Kash, Dale Hildebrand (Under the Lemon Grove) and Carrie Cutforth.
Hop To It will also be presenting a slate of scripted and factual projects at MIPCOM supported by Ontario Creates. These include:
SCRIPTED PROJECTS in Development
Sloppy Jones Season 2
Edward Kay (This Hour) has joined the original team as a Story Editor for a much bigger Season 2 as our trio of servers try to solve Frank’s murder, sort out their love lives, pay their rent and stay alive. Susan Nation will be at MIPCOM looking for financing/collaborators.
A 6 half-hours Comedy Series for adults 18-55, with global appeal. Selected for Series Mania 2023 France Canada Co-Production Lab in Lille.
Renowned Canadian TV Producer Brad (Colin Mochrie) loses his job, gets divorced, and impulsively moves to beautiful south western France to find new love and success as a hotelier. With limited French, patience, or hospitality experience, he struggles with culture shock, constant repairs of his iconic mansion, bureaucracy, and the expectations of demanding guests.
Love by the Gave- Holiday Rom Com (1 x 90 mins)
Draft Script available- 30-year-old single workaholic Sarah comes to spend a few weeks with family at a B & B in Sauveterre de Bearn over Christmas. Instead of a relaxing vacation, she finds herself performing in a pantomime, helping handsome wine heir Julien with the Village Christmas Festival and helping her father with the B & B.
A Mixed Up Fixed Up Christmas- Holiday Rom Com (1 x 90 mins)
Draft Script available – 34-year-old lawyer Jessica has no time for romance until she babysits her sister’s foster puppy Pippy and meets dog owner and art curator Theo. Unfortunately Jessica works for the developer who is destroying Theo’s gallery and Theo is not exactly what he seems so love is no walk in the dog park, but all is resolved in time for a big family Christmas.
Talent Hounds Talent Hounds – available
A one-hour documentary (HD), 4 x half hours and 400+short videos about dogs and how they enrich our lives.
Fatal Attraction? Women Who Swim With Sharks (1 x 90 mins)- in development
Diving, marine biology/science, underwater cinematography and swimming with apex predators were boys’ clubs until recently, and often very dangerous. However now more and more brave smart women are risking their lives to save the lives of sharks in US, Australia, Hawaii, Mexico, Bahamas, Belize and Panama. Find out why, where and how dangerous it really is for them.
The Sex Life Of Coral, The Sex Life of Mega Sharks (2 x 1 hour) – in development
Several species of Coral and of Mega Sharks are at risk of extinction. Their sex lives are key to survival of individual species and whole reefs, but very complicated and mysterious. Find out surprising facts and enjoy never-seen-before footage in this intriguing and vital mini series.
Baby Animal Rescue Adventures- Canada, Belize, Australia
Meet the cutest rarest baby rescue animals and the people saving and nurturing them at Sanctuaries in Northern Ontario, Belize and Australia. 2 Short films complete.
A social experiment documentary showing the incredible results of a Grade 9 Canines in the Classroom School Service Dog Training Program with COPE (featuring cute puppies).
Hop To It Kids’ Projects are listed here.