Out With Dad is an award winning webseries and is one of the many online short-form narrative productions that proudly calls Toronto its home. 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. Out With Dad tackles issues of coming out, homophobia, first loves & heartbreak, making mistakes and acceptance, learning and love.
The series stars award winning actress Kate Conway in the leading role of Rose. Out With Dad also stars Jonathan Robbins as her father Nathan, Lindsey Middleton as Vanessa – her best friend and first love, and Caitlynne Medrek as Claire – her first girlfriend.
The series debuted in June of 2010, and concluded its third season in September of 2014, after 42 episodes. In early 2014, the spin-off series Vanessa’s Story was created when the direction of Vanessa’s story line was deemed too dark for the series. This spin-off was conceived to continue Vanessa’s story faithfully separately from Out With Dad, allowing for a grittier darker motif. Though produced as a separate series, the episodes of Vanessa’s Story run parallel to the events in Out With Dad.
We are proud this series has had a positive impact on the lives of countless gay, lesbian, bisexual and questioning people, their family and friends around the globe. Out With Dad is officially endorsed by PFLAG Canada, Canada’s only national organization that helps Canadians who are struggling with issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. Read some of the powerful messages from our audience about the value of Out With Dad by clicking here, and be sure to watch the short documentary about the series’ impact (embedded below).
Our fan-base continues to grow, with hundreds of thousands of viewings every month, these fans are dedicated and passionate. Out With Dad has been watched over 24½ million times and our viewership continues to grow, making Out With Dad the most watched online narrative ever produced in Canada. Out With Dad has achieved this success with little promotion, a reflection of how the story of Rose and Nathan resonate with our global audience. This web series has an international following with dedicated viewers in Brazil, Germany, Italy, the United States and many other countries around the world. In France, the series can be watched on France 4’s Studio 4.0 online platform.
Out With Dad has received international recognition, including being official selections in several notable web festivals, including LAweb Fest, ITVFest, Marseille Web Festival and more. At home, Out With Dad has been nominated twice for Canada’s highest media honour: Best Original Program or Series produced for Digital Media – Fiction. See more of our awards and nominations below.
Please visit www.outwithdad.com/contribute to learn how you can help support the creators of the series as they pursue the development of the next chapter of Out With Dad. For corporate sponsorship, please contact the show’s creators using the form below.
Trailers & Highlight Reels
At LAwebfest 2014 we were honoured with Outstanding Performance Awards for Johnathan Robbins, Lindsey Middleton, Caitlynne Medrek, and Outstanding Sound Design by Jason Leaver