Portfolio Entertainment, has secured global distribution rights to the new comedy series Decoys (6 x 15)’, which it is launching at MIPTV.
The mockumentary style series, deeply rooted in fact, takes its inspiration from acclaimed precursors such as Best In Show. Decoys lifts the veil on the cut-throat, winner-take-all sub-culture of competitive wooden duck carving. The six-part series launched on CBC Gem in July 2020 to rave reviews. In its roundup of the best of TV in 2020, The Globe and Mail (Canada’s leading national newspaper), gave Honourable Mention to the entire cast of this “delightfully droll” series in the Best Performance category.
While Decoys follows small-town folks with big hearts and oversized dreams as they come face-to-face for an annual competition of wit, talent, and saw dust, each competitor has their own reason for getting into the game. This is where heart meets comedy making Decoys a perfect salve for our times. Some amateurs, some seasoned veterans the competitors all demonstrate grit, artistry and a touch of vulnerability whist showing the world that duck carving is a force to be reckoned with.
“Decoys is the perfect complement to our roster as we continue our expansion into prime time comedy and premium scripted content. This eccentric cast of characters who refuse to let any adversity stand between themselves and their dreams will surely resonate with audiences around the world and keep them laughing along the way.” said Donnie MacIntyre, Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Portfolio Entertainment.
Decoys is produced by Counterfeit Pictures for CBC Gem. It was created and written by David Pelech (Fighting with My Family, Hello Ladies).