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  • Who We Are

    Who We Are

    Shaftesbury is an innovative creator and distributor of original content sold in 120 countries worldwide, including digital studio Smokebomb Entertainment and millennial agency shift2.

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  • Life After Digital

    Life After Digital

    This one-hour documentary offers a startling look at the unintended consequences of our wired world – from cyberbullying and trolling to facial recognition technologies that turn the face of every social media user into a barcode.

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  • Carmilla

    Carmilla

    An irreverent, mysterious comedy for millennials from shift2, Smokebomb and U By Kotex®, Carmilla (36 x four-minutes) is a scripted transmedia series that puts a modern spin on the cult classic gothic vampire novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.

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  • The Moblees

    The Moblees

    Premiering December 22nd on Kids’ CBC! Integrating a holistic approach to healthy active living, The Moblees (30 x 11-minutes) is a new live-action interactive musical adventure series that gets kids aged 3 – 5 up and moving.

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  • Unsung: Behind the Glee

    Unsung: Behind the Glee

    2014 Shaw Rocket Prize Finalist! This documentary charts the compelling journey of two Toronto high school show choirs as they battle time, nerves and each other to create an award-winning routine for the Show Choir Canada Nationals, Canada’s National High School Glee Club Championships.

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  • Murdoch Mysteries

    Murdoch Mysteries

    Celebrating 8 Seasons and 100 episodes! Set in Toronto at the dawn of the 20th century, Murdoch Mysteries is a one-hour drama series that explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a methodical and dashing detective who pioneers innovative investigative techniques to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders.

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  • The Listener

    The Listener

    Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik) is The Listener, a telepath who works as a special consultant with the elite Integrated Investigative Bureau (IIB), facing both professional and personal challenges as he uses his mind-reading skills to solve difficult and dangerous crimes.

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  • Long Story, Short

    Long Story, Short

    Now available on VerveGirlTV! Meet Kristen Harvey. She’s back home after blowing the biggest opportunity of her life, and she’s still in love with the boy she left behind. Welcome to the summer she loses her mind.

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  • State of Syn

    State of Syn

    2014 Digi Award winner for Best Webseries! Starring Jewel Staite and David Hewlett, State Of Syn integrates traditional sci-fi storytelling with an immersive original digital experience to bring a thrilling, dystopian mystery to life.

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News

Dec 19 2014 - Carmilla included in Media in Canada’s Best Campaigns of 2014

From Val Maloney, special projects editor/associate editor, Media in Canada: It’s that time of year again when we get to reflect on the work from the Canadian advertising industry that stood out in the memory of our writers and editors, then pick one to write about. This summer U by Kotex took content creation to […]

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Dec 18 2014 - Murdoch Mysteries makes TV critics’ 2014 Top 10 list

Murdoch Mysteries has been ranked the #5 television show in Canada by a group of 19 esteemed television critics and writers who were tasked with coming up with their own individual Top 10 lists (located below), which were then ranked according to a points system: 10 points for No. 1, 9 points for No. 2, […]

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Dec 10 2014 - Shaftesbury & Kids’ CBC get moving with The Moblees to inspire healthy change

With Canada lagging globally when it comes to meeting guidelines for kids’ overall physical activity and limiting sedentary behavior, Kids’ CBC aims to inspire healthy change in the way Canadian children and their families move through their daily lives with The Moblees (30 x 11-minutes), a new live-action interactive musical adventure series for kids aged 3 – 5 years. Integrating a holistic approach to healthy active living, including non-sedentary behaviors, physical activity and nutrition, , The Moblees airs on CBC Monday to Friday at 8 a.m. (8:30 NT) beginning on December 22.

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Dec 10 2014 - U by Kotex® orders season two of hit series Carmilla from shift2 & Smokebomb Entertainment

U by Kotex® has ordered a second season of the hit transmedia series Carmilla, which will return to the VervegirlTV YouTube channel with 36 new episodes and a 12-part branded series in 2015.

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Nov 24 2014 - Shaftesbury CEO Christina Jennings named to The 2014 Maclean’s Power List

Shaftesbury Chairman & CEO Christina Jennings has been named to The Maclean’s 2014 Power List of Canada’s 50 most powerful people.

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Smokebomb Entertainment is an award-winning digital media production company creating groundbreaking original transmedia projects and engaging convergent extensions for television. Combining world-class storytelling, integrated 2nd screen experiences and innovative social campaigns, Smokebomb builds compelling storyworlds for tweens and the 16–34 demographic. We are the digital arm of production and distribution company Shaftesbury.

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