A satirical look at living in the boom town atmosphere of Fort McMurray in 2008.
After a messy divorce, David's high school friend Steve convinces him to move to Fort McMurray. Armed with a 2 year plan and a U-Haul with all his possessions he sets out to turn his life around in the booming oil industry only to find the promised land isn't as easy as he thought. Housing, shopping and dating all have challenges strangely unique to the area that David was not prepared for.
Look at all these talented and hilarious people! Each have unique insight into life in the oilsands and are great fun to work with. We're looking for a sound designer and camera operator to round out our team. Contact Project Lead for details.
Male, Mid 30's, Classic nice guy. While educated, he is ill prepared for life's sometimes cruel reality. Not one to take risks or move beyond his comfort zone. In light of his recent divorce, he's determine force himself into adventure, but is he ready for it?
Male, Mid 30's, Rough around the edges. Dropped out of high school to follow his favourite band across Canada. When he ran out of money, he ended up in Fort McMurray driving truck. Brash and opinionated, but always positive and upbeat. Life of the party. He is the devil sitting on David's shoulder.
Male, 50's, "Super newfie" with an accent so thick, even other newfies can't understand him. The bartender that everyone turns to for advice. He's been in Fort McMurray for over 30 years and has seen it all. If only people could understand him.
Fort McMurray is a community that's been victim to more than it's fair share of criticism and baseless stereotyping. A key goal for the team is to ensure that while we poke humorous stabs at the challenges present at the time, we want to rebut the more negative impressions of our community. Enlisting the comedy writing talents of the Thunder Struck Improv group ensures a local voice is ever present. Through comedy, we endeavour to change the world's opinion of Fort McMurray.
Giving back to the community that has supported us and provided opportunities for us to explore our love of the arts is vital to each member of the team. Also, to further engage the community and promote our positive portrayal, we have a volunteer plan in place for the promotion and production phases of the show. Actors will participate in community volunteer activities, in character and with support of the crew. They will host publicized competitions to see who can raise the most support/awareness/donations for local charities.
With such a diverse pool of local talent to pull from, we are fortunate to be able to produce our project with minimum requirements of talent from outside our community. This further strengthens our community story telling, as each member of the team brings their own personal experiences to the show. Also, many of the team members have experience collaborating and contributing to various other film/web content, produced right here in Fort McMurray.
Rig Pigs are pleased to be entering a partnership with Cape Breton's YouTube sensations Tracy and Martina from the Magic Ranch Productions. Connecting with this powerhouse duo will allow us to expand our web series reach across the country. Rig Pigs will be a true collaboration of Canadian comedic excellence through this hilarious partnership. You might even get to see Tracy and Martina featured in one of our episodes!
Eden Boutilier is a savvy social media guru who prides herself on making valuable connections to get the message out there. From her personal endeavors as Miss Canada to her professional passion of public relations, Eden's experience is more than just influential it is international! Through crafting the perfect social media presence, Rig Pigs will not go unnoticed in her hands.
With the vast number of East Coasters who work and live in Fort McMurray, it's no wonder East Coast Lifestyle Apparel is such a beloved brand. We are thrilled to announce a cross promotion agreement with the popular brand, leveraging social media to promote the Rig Pigs pilot and series.