ABC2 to make TV created from audience pitches

2013-10-04_1246ABC2 has announced a new comedy interstitial which sees comedians producing 5 minutes of television based on ideas submitted by the audience, in just 7 days.

#7DaysLater is described as “the world’s first crowd sourced, interactive, multi-platform six-part comedy series” and features an ensemble cast of “YouTube celebrities” including Nick Boshier and Christian Van Vuuren (Bondi Hipsters), Jordan Raskopoulos (Axis of Awesome), Alex Williamson (Loosest Aussie Bloke), Nat Tran, Susanna Dekker, Aaron McCann (Henry & Aaron’s: ‘It’s a Snap’), Paul Ayre, Bishanyia Vincent, Neel Kolhatkar and Florence Noble plus a surprise weekly guest star.

“Innovation is the most overused word in television – but this is truly innovative and more importantly promises to create a riotous television series,” ABC2 Controller, Stuart Menzies said.

Creators Daley Pearson (The Strange Calls) and Nick Boshier (Bondi Hipsters, Beached Az & Trent from Punchy) say; “Regardless of whether people are storytellers, artists or creators by trade, many have exceptional, screen worthy, brilliant, better-than-mine ideas. We want to get people to give us their exceptional, screen-worthy, brilliant, better-than-mine, ideas so we can claim them as our own!”

To get involved and to follow all the behind the scenes action head online to Facebook.com/7DaysLaterTV, subscribe to the YouTube channel www.youtube.com/7DaysLaterTV or follow on twitter & instagram @7DaysLaterTV (hashtag #7DaysLater) to track the shows progress.

Created & produced by Ludo Studio, #7DaysLater will lift the veil on the world of television production as it showcases the ups and downs of pulling off a highly ambitious project by documenting its progress and calling for involvement via YouTube, Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

This is the first interactive comedy series commissioned by ABC TV’s Head of Entertainment Jennifer Collins and is supported by Screen Australia’s Multi-platform Drama fund and developed in association with Screen NSW and Screen Queensland.

Tuesday, October 22, 9pm on ABC2.

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