Foundation Screens ‘Onion’ Shorts
July 30, 2012 by Andrew Schneider
Foundation Content screened episodes of two shows they produced with satirical content company The Onion last Friday at their Chicago office.
The shows screened have already been released on The Onion’s premium YouTube Channel They were “Sex House,” a “reality” series parody and Helcomb County Municipal Lake Dredge Appraisal: the standard-bearer for appraising items dredged up from the bottom of a lake.
Sandra Gordon, a producer working for The Onion was on hand and praised Foundation’s work on the programs.
“Foundation did a tremendous job,” Gordon said. “We had many episodes to work with and everybody pictched in to make it happen. We’re getting great feedback on the episodes that have been released so far.”
Foundation’s VP/General Manager Steve Morrison said that the project were fun to work on.
“We’re produce of the work we’ve done so far,” he said. “It’s rare that you get projects as challenging and yet as fun as these are and it was a treat to watch them together as a team.”
The two programs will be joined by two others this summer: Horrifying Planet: the Onion's seminal science docu-drama that finally exposes nature for the cruel curse that it is. Troublehacking with Drew Cleary: Internet denizen Drew Cleary is here to help with step-by-step answers for everyday problems like finally getting the white mold off your iPhone.
They were Shot both on location in Chicago and on Foundation’s East Ohio Stage, they are the first of many to come. The first phase of the productions was shot at Foundation Content’s stage in Chicago.