The CineCoup Film Accelerator is a new studio model that helps independent filmmakers develop, market, and finance their feature films.
Filmmakers apply with a movie trailer video then advance through a gamified selection funnel designed to develop their projects and build fan support on the CineCoup social web platform. A final project is greenlit with up to $1 Million in production financing and a release in Cineplex Theatres. The Final 5 projects are optioned for development.
The goal of CineCoup is to find untapped talent and bring it into the public eye, while at the same time building audience and fan support for creative properties before filming begins. The results are films made by fans for fans.
The 2013 inaugural season culminated with the cult phenomenon WolfCop. The talent in 2015 was so overwhelming that two Big Deals were selected, Hellmington and High School Brawl.
CineCoup 2015 was drastically redesigned from the previous version to incorporate a new visual style and an improved user interface.
A co-venture between CineCoup and CBC, ComedyCoup adapted dimeRocker's original Film Accelerator technology for television production. ComedyCoup allows comedy creators to develop, market and pitch half-hour television concepts.
Teams apply with a teaser video for their concept then advance through a gamified selection funnel designed to develop their projects and build fan support on the CBC ComedyCoup social web platform. One project is selected for $500,000 in production financing and a thirty minute slot during CBC's Prime Time schedule for their comedy special. Five projects are optioned for development.
The inaugural season of ComedyCoup resulted in a greenlight for Vancouver based HumanTown and a CBC development deal for the Montréal team Dépflies.
WolfCop is a horror comedy film from writer/director Lowell Dean. It was the Top Project from CineCoup's 2013 Film Accelerator and the recipient of over $1 Million in production financing.
Produced by CineCoup, the film was released in Canada through Cineplex Entertainment nationwide on June 6, 2014 and stars Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry, Jesse Moss, Aidan Devine, and Corrine Conley. The plot revolves around an alcoholic small town cop who transforms into a werewolf after being cursed. WolfCop has garnered a cult following since its release with The National Post heralding it as being "The Best Canadian Film of 2014." It has played at Film Festivals and Fan Conventions worldwide and currently holds a 71% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
WolfCop 2 has been greenlit for a 2015 production start.
STORYHIVE is a community-powered funding program from TELUS that offers production grants and distribution opportunities for local creative talent in Western Canada with fresh ideas to make their video projects happen.
Local creators from BC and Alberta apply for grants to produce a project and the community votes to decide which projects get funding and distribution on Optik Local (TELUS Community Programming) via TELUS Optik TV On Demand.
Over 73 grants were awarded in BC and Alberta with over $890,000 in production funding invested back into the community for local content creation.
The CineCoup Film Accelerator is a disruptive model for indie filmmakers to develop, market and finance their feature films.
Filmmakers apply with a movie trailer video then advance through a gamified selection funnel designed to develop their projects and build fan support on the CineCoup social web platform. One project is selected for up to $1 million (CDN) in production financing and a theatrical release. Four other projects are optioned for development.
The inaugural run of CineCoup in 2013 resulted in the cult hit WolfCop, which screened successfully in Canada through Cineplex Entertainment and is available on BluRay and DVD.
Cover Me Canada
Social Voting Platform
A ground-breaking reality elimination show experience. The first in North America to use "social voting" (Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) to determine the show's outcome. The platform spread viral awareness of contestants and engaged fans by leveraging social actions on both web and mobile. Over a two-month period when the show aired the app generated an impressive 2.9 million interactions (tweets, comments, video views and content shares) while helping drive users to the site.
The Dragon's Den app allows viewers to have their say as a Dragon, choosing whether they would be "In or Out" of the various pitches made over the course of the season. The app provides a profile page for each pitch where users can watch a replay of the broadcast appearance, review key pitch stats, and post comments via Facebook. Results are tabulated and presented on a leaderboard where the Dragon's Den community can track voting progress and developments.
Facebook tie-in game.
Heartland Ranch allowed fans of CBC's most popular family drama the chance to run their own virtual horse ranch.
Players were able to tend to horses, grow crops, develop ranch businesses, and expand the operation with assistance from friends on Facebook as as well as characters from the show. Winner of a Social TV Award in LA and nominated for a 2012 DigiAward.
CBC's previously annual competition (in partnership with Kraft Foods, the NHL and the NHLPA) brought Canadian communities together to demonstrate their love and commitment for our national pastime.
For the 2011/2012 NHL season the entire program was re-envisioned as a robust social app breaking all previous voting records. 11.7 Million social votes were cast over the final 3 day voting period. Over 250 communities joined with 10,000+ pieces of unique user-generated content uploaded.
Live Right Now is a CBC initiative to encourage Canadians to live healthier lives. It was born from the idea that if we all make a few small, manageable changes we can - together - help change the health of our country.
For Live Right now dimeRocker built web apps to help users plan and attain their health goals. These apps included the Free Meal Planner, Automated Grocery List, and the Get Enough Calculator.
PwC British Columbia Tech Map
The BC Techmap examines the genealogy of BC's technology companies dating back to the 1890's.
First developed by PwC in 1997, it was updated in 2003, and now 2012 powered by dimeRocker. Depicted are the mergers, acquisitions, closures, and movement of technology, as well as the key industry people, as classified into 11 clusters. The Techmap was the product of over 10 months of research and is now available in this expansive data visualization.