Category Archives: Projects

Puss: Reboot at the Vancouver Fringe Festival

Puss:Reboot Trailer from Nik Nok Media on Vimeo.


Nik Nok Media Presents

Puss: Reboot 

A Sci-Fi cyborg dystopia based on the classic fairytale Puss in Boots

September 5-13, 2014

Studio 1398

1398 Cartwright St, Granville Island

Tickets $14 with Fringe Festival Membership

 Vancouver, BC- Inspired by the past while looking to the future, Puss: Reboot blends the classic sensibilities of the Puss In Boots Fairytale with the projected ideals of science fiction storytelling to create a unique exploration of our modern culture of industry and ownership.

On the backdrop of imminent war and with the stakes of the freedom for a race, the Puss in Boots tale is elevated to a meditation on self-discovery and the cost of following ideology to the point of extremism.” – Emily Tyler, playwright

The Story: In a future where humanity has created a slave race of cyborgs, Gost, a military trained pacifist has coded the Reboot Virus to free them. When his father, the founder of Sinclair Technologies, mysteriously vanishes, Gost inherits Puss, one of the company’s original cyborg prototypes and ground zero for Gost’s initial Reboot tests. At the height of the cyborg revolution, the cunning Puss must help Gost to uncover his lost memories and release the virus, while his brother Jed fights to keep the key to cyborg enlightenment out of Gost’s control.

The Team: Puss: Reboot is written by Emily Tyler an MA English Literature candidate at McMaster University (2015) and co-directed by UBC graduates Ryan Caron and Amanda Konkin. The show features the acting talents of UBC BFA alumna Sarah Harrison (2014) as Puss aka model X1979, Xander Williams (2013) as Gost Sinclair, and Andrew Lynch (2011) as Jed Sinclair/The Doctor.

Show times: September 5 @ 10:05pm 1/2 price | September 6 @ 5:10pm | September 7 @ 1:15pm | September 8 @6:40pm | September 11 @ 8:30pm | September 13 @ 8:15pm

More information: | Tweet: @niknokmedia | Media

Media Inquiries:

Amanda Konkin, Producer/Co-director




Ben’s Vlog

After a great first season of Blank Verse, Nik Nok Media is giving Benjamina Jonson her own series. Ben’s Vlog will premiere this spring and find young Ben trying to come to terms with the death of her friend, while discovering who she is as an artist.

Check out Ben’s first vlog from last Halloween.

The short series arc entitled ‘Isle of the Dogs’ will feature some familiar names from Blank Verse, as well as introduce a few new faces, and will continue the story re-joining our characters a few months after the tragic events at the end of Season 1.

Blank Verse Special

Our Thanksgiving Special for Blank Verse features Will Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Chris Marlowe, Thomas Kyd and Richard Burbage getting high in a car. It is worth watching!

Check it out and subscribe to the blank verse youtube channel for new episodes every Sunday until December 29th.


Blank Verse TV

blankverse logo

Nik Nok Media’s latest project, Blank Verse is a webseries about William Shakespeare and the writers of his time, re-imagined as modern day university students.

The first season will run every Sunday from Aug 25th- December 29th via

The prologue and check out our youtube channel for full episodes:

For more information about the project check out the website

ICTV- Independent Community Television

Nik Nok Media’s founder Amanda Konkin has been lending her skills to the Community Television group ICTV that produces programming for Shaw Channel 4 in Vancouver, BC.  In addition to her work as host, switcher and videographer for the program After Hours, Amanda is on the board of directors for the organization helping to revamp the cooperative’s online presence and communications.


For more information about ICTV or to learn how you can also make TV, check out their or like them on facebook,



Nik Nok Media has been hard at work collaborating with the team of 4geeksmedia to launch the West Coast’s newest hub for online geek culture, media and entertainment. In addition to being a founding producer of the company, Nik Nok Media’s Amanda Konkin is one of the hosts of their monthly podcast Geeksploitation, as well as the 4geekmedia Sci-Fi/Fantasy events specialist.

Check out, follow us on twitter @4geeksmedia, and like us for more information about our upcoming event appearances and episodes.


The Apartment

Nik Nok Media founder, Amanda Konkin, is excited to be part of ACTivist Theatre Collective’s Short and Sweet: Small Plays for Big Ideas, happening this year at the Vancouver International Fringe Festival.  Amanda is directing one of the plays, The Apartment, about two women in the early months of the 1992 Bosnian War.  The play explores the dynamic between these two colleagues after Nusreta, a muslim, returns home to find Ankica, a serb, living in her apartment.  Vancouver Playwright Trina Davies was inspired by true stories of the Bosnian conflict, specifically the closure of the Omarska Concentration camp, to write this moving piece of theatre.

For a bit of background on the camp and to hear the thoughts of the real Nusreta, check out one of the articles Davies used for inspiration here:

In it, the real Nusreta discusses her feelings about returning to the camp years after its closure, and what the ordeal meant to her.

“The Apartment is an engaging script that deals with very complex issues in a straightforward and highly dramatic way.  The dialogue and characters of this piece provide a lot of substance for creative direction and I believe it can really speak to audiences about serious topics though a truthful and inspired voice”

- Amanda Konkin (Director, The Apartment)

Short and Sweet: Small Plays for Big Ideas will be playing at Vancouver International Fringe Festival fri sat and sun starting sept 9-sept 18th
The program for the fringe festival is now online and can be accessed through their website .
The site also has tickets on sale as of August 4th so be sure to purchase one soon so that you don’t miss out on this special collection of plays!


Short and Sweet: Small Plays for Big Ideas!

Nik Nok Media is lending a hand to the fabulous team at ACTivist Theatre Collective for their Vancouver International Fringe Festival production this year!  As part of Amnesty International’s 50th Anniversary celebration they are presenting Short and Sweet: Small Plays for Big Ideas at Photohaus Gallery in Vancouver.

This amazing collection of new works will be presented from September 9th to September 18th, 2011.  If you want to be involved please email or  check out their website for more information!!