The NeXt Level

City: Oshawa
Director: Colin Burwell
Genre: Entertainment
Host: Paul Koidis

Paul Koidis interviews Durham Region entrepreneurs about their business journey and then pairs them with an ultra successful guru in their industry to help take them to the next level. Topics include social assistance, fashion, filmmaking, comedy, drumming and marketing.

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Episode 1 - The Back Door Mission

Paul visits downtown Oshawa to speak with Derek Giberson from the Back Door Mission. During the pandemic, the Mission expanded its services to meet a growing need of social assistance in the area. Paul introduces Derek to Alan Frew from the Canadian band Glass Tiger at the Global Classroom.

Episode 2 - Revolutionnaire

Revolutionnaire began as a dance clothing company for dancers of colour and has expanded into social causes and community building. Justice and Nia Betty talk about where their business came from, their inspirations and how dreams fuel revolutions. They also speak with Simon Moss from Global Citizen who has a special gift for the girls.

Episode 3 - Durham Region International Film Festival

Durham is poised to become Hollywood North East over the next few years with help from people like Greg Murphy, the Chair of DRIFF and the MAD Dean at Durham College. Durham’s film festival is still growing, so Paul connects Greg with Peter Apostolopoulos of Durham Live, a new film studio enterprise in Pickering.

Episode 4 - Comedy

Could Canada’s next millionaire comedian come from Durham Region? Paul chats with professional comedian Jean Paul about his career. Jean Paul chats with Mark Breslin, the creator of Yuk Yuk’s, and they share a few laughs about the business of comedy.

Episode 5 - The Drum School

Paul chats with Shawn Glover about his business The Drum School and his new direction with mentalism performances. They speak with Jerry Marotta, a famous American drummer who has worked with artists like Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, Sarah McLaughlin and many others.

Episode 6 - Marketing

It’s a new beginning for Zoe, a fresh graduate of Durham College’s marketing program. Paul and Zoe go for coffee and chat about the direction of marketing. They then chat with Howard Lichtman, a marketing guru who has worked with Cineplex and the Taste of the Danforth, who has a great offer for Zoe.

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