About Us

 

Cherrydale Productions Ltd. is a Toronto based independent production company that specializes in literary inspired webseries with a focus on strong female leads, diverse representation and meaningful audience engagement. 

The Team 

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Sarah Shelson
@SarahShelson

Sarah Shelson is a screenwriter, producer and audience engager. She has a strong interest in the digital sphere and in transmedia properties that feature narratives and themes not found in mainstream media.

When not creating, she is kept busy assisting the residents of the Transmedia Zone as well as coordinating Ryerson University's Global Campus Network project.

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Lauren Evans
@LaurenEvansTV

Lauren has a passion storytelling and creating and sharing diverse, engaging stories is a dream come true. 

As an award-winning producer with Cherrydale Productions Ltd. Lauren has built a wide set of skills specialized for digital content creation. In true indie creator fashion Lauren has guided her projects from development and grant applications, crowd funding through production, distribution, and social media marketing.

Lauren has been featured in the CMPA’s Indiescreen magazine as one of Canada’s “Next Wave” of creators to watch and was selected as the 2018 WIFT & William F. White Production Manager Mentorship delegate. Lauren acts as Vice-President for the Independent Web Creators of Canada, a volunteer run non-profit organization focused on elevating Canadian digital creators and hosts of the annual T.O. Webfest.

   

Wil Noack
@Wilasauraus

Wil is a firm believer in transmedia-based storytelling, which is what fuels his passion for being a part of the web series community.

Since 2011, Wil has worked as a freelance media professional on productions including Total Recall, TIFF, behind-the-scenes on SyFy's 12 Monkeys, and more. Most recently, Wil has been working on FreeForm's & Netflix's ShadowHunters as EPK Assistant Producer & Social Media Content Producer. 

For Wil, nothing beats being the Post-Production Supervisor & Editor for Cherrydale Productions. Great casts and crews and a wonderfully receptive audience makes every second editing just that much more rewarding. 

Our Shows

All For One

All For One is a modern retelling of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers, with a focus on inclusive and diverse representation, strong female leads, and meaningful audience engagement. The series follows brash college freshman Dorothy Castlemore on her quest for love, new friends and the sorority of her dreams. Seen through the eyes of Dorothy's group of online friends "The Inseparables", the show's first season recounts her quest to take down a corrupt student government. In season two, they’ll join her as she dives into the world of politics where relationships are tested, moralities are questioned and people are not what they seem.

With a focus on inclusive and diverse representation, strong female leads, and meaningful audience engagement, All For One is a modern retelling of Alexander Dumas’ The Three Musketeers. Along with fully integrated transmedia storytelling, All For One featured a narrative 20-minute interactive live episode where the audience became part of the story and world in real time.

ALL FOR ONE HAS OVER 2.5 MILLION VIEWS AND HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE FOLLOWING AWARD
OFFICIAL NOMINEE FOR THE 2016 STREAMY AWARDS IN "DRAMA" 
 NOMINEE FOR NExtMedia's 2016 DIGI AWARDS in "Digital Series Fiction" 
and an official Selection for the 2017 T.O. Webfest

Season 1 production services provided for Corus Entertainment with the participation of the Bell Fund & the Transmedia Zone.

Season 2 produced with the participation of the Canadian Media Fund & the Transmedia Zone


The March Family Letters

 
 

Ever since its publication, readers have fallen in love with the hilarious and heart-warming story of the March family. Featuring relatable conflicts and strong female characters, the tale of four sisters growing up under the guidance of their mother resonates as much today as it did nearly 150 years ago. With The March Family Letters, viewers will finally be able to interact with these beloved characters on a new and exciting level.

The March Family Letters has over 1 Million views and iS
THE WINNER OF the "BESt ENSEMBLE CAST"Award for the 2016 Hollyweb Festival
and an official Selection for the 2016 T.O. Webfest

Produced in association with The Transmedia Zone at Ryerson University & The Independent Production Fund.

 
 
 

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