Out With Dad is an award winning online series filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, currently ramping up for production of its third season. Out With Dad is a quirky drama, about a teenage girl and her single father at a time when Rose is coming of age, and coming out of the closet. By exploring the themes of love and sexual orientation, Out With Dad is a look at growing up regardless of your age, gender or sexuality. It is now the most watched Canadian-made dramatic web series.
We Love Soaps, the organizers of the star-studded event, announced on Monday the nominees of their annual celebration honouring the best of independently produced online series. Winners will be announced on at the awards ceremony held on February 19th, 2013 at New World Stages in New York City.
Out With Dad's nominations include: Best Drama; Best Actress (Drama), Kate Conway; Best Supporting Actor (Drama), Corey Lof; Best Breakout Performance, Caitlynne Medrek; Best Soundtrack; Best Cinematography, Bruce William Harper & Jason Leaver. Additionally, series creator Jason Leaver is nominated for Best Directing (Drama), Best Writing (Drama) and Best Editing. At last year's Indie Soap Awards, actress Kate Conway took home the Best Actress (Drama) Award.
Founded by Roger Newcomb in March 2007,We Love Soaps is the world's biggest champion of scripted, serialized storytelling on TV & The Web. In October 2009, Newcomb and Damon L. Jacobs rolled out their own web series, WE LOVE SOAPS TV, featuring celebrity guests, red carpet interviews, "Soaps on the Street" segments and much more. We Love Soaps coined the term "indie soap" in 2009 and have produced the annual Indie Soap Awards for the past three years. For more information, please visit welovesoaps.net.
"We used to argue on behalf of a potential nominee, 'it's so good, it could be on TV.'", says Roger Newcomb, co-editor and founder of We Love Soaps, the presenters of the awards. "This time, to make the cut, it had to be, 'this is excellent, it's better than anything on TV!' It's extraordinary. I think we've passed an historic landmark for the genre. In so many ways, the shows on this list are better than the scripted, serialized programming on network Television. Than anything on network Television." Newcomb reports over 100 international series were in consideration, of those 40 received at least one nomination.
"The Indie Soap Awards are particularly special to us, for this is one of the few festivals in the world that specifically recognizes only serialized productions that are independently produced", says Leaver. "The We Love Soaps team are one of the most significant and distinguished voices in this space."
This has been a significant year for Out With Dad. In 2012, Out With Dad has been nominated in the IAWTV Awards for Best Ensemble Performance, nominated in AfterEllen.com's 2012 Visibility Awards, won the Prix Coup de Cœur de France 4 at the Marseille Web Fest, won the Digital Launch Pad competition at the Banff Media Festival, took home the top prize at the Los Angeles Web Series Festival, won Indie Intertube awards and of course Conway's win at last year's ISAs. Also this year, Out With Dad was acquired by the French public broadcaster, France Télévisions, for broadcast and online distribution in France. Out With Dad is considered the most watched web series produced in Canada, with currently over 11 million views.
The highly anticipated third season of the series is now in pre-production. Funding is provided primarily by way of an ongoing crowd-source funding campaign, with donations being made by its loyal audience. Enough money has been raised to begin production. The fundraising campaign will continue to cover the costs of post-production. Visit www.outwithdad.com/contribute for more information.
For a full list of the nominees, please visit: 4th-indie-soap-award-nominations