About Us

The Coup Company is a disruptive media studio built on the power of fan influence. We connect filmmakers and other creators of content with fans and help them realize the potential of building an audience early in the development of their ideas. We use this method to inspire independent creators to develop, market and produce their ideas by encouraging an entrepreneurial approach to content creation.

Creators apply to a Coup Accelerator with a trailer, pitch, or sizzle reel then advance through a fan powered selection funnel using our social web platform. This platform has been specifically designed to help creators develop their projects through fan support, online promotion, and the generation of new creative content.

All creators who participate in a Coup gain valuable feedback, measurable demographics, social media savvy and a professional pitch package, bolstered by fan support. Projects that successfully navigate an accelerator are optioned for development; projects that excel are greenlit for production.

Our History

The Coup Company has a successful and extensive history developing web-applications for top level media companies such as CBC, YTV, The Weinstein Company, and Disney.

kraft hockeyville project
dragons den project
live right now project
live right now project
dragons den project
hearland project
live right now project
cover me canada project
Phineas and Ferb
la franchise project

Partners

The Coup Company is actively pursuing partners and sponsors to help creators package, market and finance their original content. Please contact us at partnerships@coupcompany.com with inquiries. Our current partners include:

In The News

The How leaders must adapt to disruption
The Globe and Mail, September 14, 2016

‘Another WolfCop’ is Even Better Than the First!
Fantastic Fest Review, October 3, 2016

CineCoup’s Hellmington goes into production
PlayBack, May 31, 2016

ComedyCoup Winner HumanTown Starts Production
PlayBack, September 14, 2015

ComedyCoup winner preps for CBC special
Reel West, Summer 2015

New production model for Canadian filmmaking seeks different future for CanCon
The Globe and Mail, June 18, 2015

Opportunity and commercialism collide at CineCoup
National Post, June 08, 2015

What Is CineCoup? EP Daily interviews J Joly, Alex Simon and Adam Dent
EPN.tv, June 04, 2015

Banff World Media Festival: Surprise double-win at CineCoup puts Edmonton, Toronto indie film projects into production
The Calgary Herald, June 08, 2015

Canadian film needs ‘acceleration,’ CineCoup CEO tells MPs
PlayBack, March 09, 2015

Super Channel and CineCoup Renew Canadian Broadcast Partnership
Broadcaster Magazine, June 08, 2015

CineCoup 2015: Now Accepting Submissions
Twitch Film, February 18, 2015

Director Lowell Dean on “WOLFCOP” and… “WOLFCOP IN SPACE”?!
Fangoria, March 10, 2015

CineCoup Media preps sophomore feature film round
PlayBack, January 15, 2015

‘WolfCop’ Himself, Leo Fafard!
Bloody Disgusting, March 09, 2015

“WOLFCOP” Himself Leo Fafard Speaks!
Fangoria, March 11, 2015

Film producers touring Canada to meet filmmakers
Kelowna Capital News, February 10, 2015

CineCoup orders doubles for its second round
PlayBack, June 08, 2015

Careers

Interested in working with us? Send us your resume!

Job Description - Front End Developer

Are you passionate about designing and creating engaging, easy to use Web and mobile applications? The Coup Company is looking for a Front End Developer who will work with various stakeholders to create wireframes, mock-ups and prototypes of new and existing features and applications. The FE Developer will work with developers in the Web Application Group to develop these features / applications using front-end web technology.

The Front End Developer is responsible for designing and developing great user experiences for all Coup products, including but not limited to:

  • Implement features in The Coup Company’s web applications using JS, HTML5, CSS3
  • Use third party tools to create engaging visualizations and user interfaces.
  • Develop new user interface designs through mock-ups, wireframes and prototypes for new and existing features.
  • Communicate designs to key stakeholders and developers.
  • Participate and lead user research and other forms of user feedback.
  • Continually improve knowledge of the software development by reading books, blogs and websites subsequently disseminating the knowledge amongst the Development team.
  • Act as a software domain expert for areas allocated by the Project Manager.
  • Participate in peer work reviews.

Skills & Requirements

  • 2+ years of web UI development experience
  • Strong CSS3, HTML5, JS , React , Redux
  • Using SASS to create awesome and highly responsive designs
  • A heart for Bootstrap and webpack.
  • Ubuntu / Nginx / PHP / MySQL basics would be helpful (for our backend)
  • Experience with Laravel Framework , UNIX CLI or APIs (JSON etc. ) a plus
  • Strong understanding / implementation of responsive designs for desktop and mobile
  • Experience with user-centered design practices to create wireframes, mock-ups and prototypes
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in iterative software development life cycles such as Agile.
  • Nice to have: GIT,and Photoshop, React Native.
  • Design experience and/or knowledge would be a bonus.
  • Proactive in learning new technologies: Desire to learn and enjoy intellectual challenges on a daily basis.
  • Good planning and organizational abilities. Works well in pressure situations.
  • An interest or knowledge about visualization best practices and state of the art technologies

About The Coup Company:

Our company culture is about going fast when we need to and relaxing when the crazy is over. We have a lot of fun, but work hard to deserve it. If you like to laugh while you work, then this is the place for you.

The Coup Company is a digital agency that designs and develops gamified, social media experiences that engage and grow audiences while delivering actionable analytics and revenue streams.

Currently working with TV, film and web clients, we leverage our turnkey tech and social strategies to build digital platforms that extend and fortify their brands. Our clients include CBC, Telus, The Weinstein Company, Disney ABC Group, V-Tele and PwC.

How to apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to: careers@coupcompany.com