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Episode 13 of 13

August 3, 2010

Calgary , Alberta

In a country built by immigrants, why do current policies penalize hard-working newcomers like Edgar? Zoran - a successful Serb-Canadian businessman - would like to know.

August 03

Beautiful game plan

A veteran of the former Yugoslavia’s national team who now coaches young Serb-Canadians, Zoran is planning his first holiday from Detai...


June 4, 2010

Calgary , Alberta

Episode 12 of 13



Zoran has appealed to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program, asking officials to reconsider the termination of Edgar's visa. The Detailz ...


May 12, 2010

Calgary , Alberta

Episode 11 of 13


Man overboard

Denied a visa extension, Edgar is cast adrift - and Zoran contemplates life without his lieutenant.


March 30, 2010

Calgary , Alberta

Episode 10 of 13


A spanner in the works

Zoran welcomes Edgar back from the Philippines - but an official letter casts a pall over the happy reunion.


March 17, 2010

Calgary , Alberta

Episode 9 of 13


Great expectations

Zoran gets joyful news from Edgar in the Philippines. An auspicious omen of better times ahead?


February 25, 2010

Calgary , Alberta

Episode 8 of 13


Zoran's patron saint

Zoran beats the economic blues by celebrating Slava – a Serbian tradition whereby families honour their patron saint.


January 27, 2010

Calgary , Alberta

Episode 7 of 13


Bearing gifts, they travel so far

Edgar squeezes a last item in his suitcase and heads home, leaving Zoran to mind the shop.


December 21, 2009

Calgary , Alberta

Episode 6 of 13


Pep talk

Keen to drive more traffic to his shop, Zoran gets directions from a professional business coach.


December 7, 2009

Calgary , Alberta

Episode 5 of 13


Skype & destiny

While Zoran trims costs, his Filipino workers await word on their visas – and the fate of 9 families hangs in the balance.


November 30, 2009

Calgary , Alberta

Episode 4 of 13


Step into my office

The car detailing business is stuck in the slow lane, but Zoran is moving ahead with staffing changes.


November 6, 2009

Calgary , Alberta

Episode 3 of 13


Wish you were here

Edgar and his fellow workers relax at the Calgary Stampede – but their thoughts wander to distant loved ones.


October 13, 2009

Calgary , Alberta

Episode 2 of 13


A new paint job

"You gotta spend money to make money." As the economy stagnates, Zoran invests in his deluxe car-wash.


September 21, 2009

Calgary , Alberta

Episode 1 of 13


Zoran, Edgar & Co

An immigrant businessman bonds with Filipino temporary workers – and keeps his carwash afloat.




  • Main characters  

    Zoran   Zoran  

    Zoran left Serbia 7 years ago, finding work at a Calgary auto-body shop. At 37, the father of two and former footballer now runs his own auto detailing business.

    Edgar   Edgar  

    Like millions of Filipinos, Edgar had to go abroad to find work. In Canada on a temporary visa, he’s Zoran’s shop manager, sending regular remittances to his family back home.


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