“I really wanted to do an office comedy in a library. It’s a place where they’re not asking anything from you. You don’t have to buy a cup of coffee to be there. It just felt like a place that I wanted to uplift and tell stories about.”

In our latest Creative Spotlight feature, Showrunner & Director Anthony Q. Farrell (Run the ‘Burbs, Overlords and the Underwoods) takes us through his television journey from his first writing gig on iconic workplace comedy The Office to his latest show, Shelved, set in a downtown Toronto library.

Anthony shares his thoughts on unexpected career lessons, why he chose to set his new workplace comedy in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto and why a successful Showrunner needs to be willing to solve “a bag of problems.”
Shelved drops on CTV on March 6th.

To discover more of Ontario’s talented Directors, visit Make More With Toronto.

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