Local film company receives funding to create Wrexham-based TV Show
A local film company has received funding to create a new Wrexham-based TV Show.
In response to the impact of COVID-19 on the creative industries sector, Creative Wales are supporting 21 Welsh production companies through their Emergency TV Development Fund.
As part of this fund, an award has been made to 73 Degree Films’ TV project ‘Wales: in Colour’, written by Robert Corcoran with actor Stephen Evans.
“It’s a sitcom, but I see it more like a modern fairytale,” explained Robert.
“Flatmates, stuck in an endless loop of hangovers and jobs they hate have their lives turned upside down by the arrival of an estranged father with a questionable past.
“It’s funny, it’s stylish, it’s dark, it’s dreamy, it’s sexy. It’s very Wrexham and it’s something we’ve not seen on TV before.”
The team will now work with key producers and others to prepare the project for pitching to broadcasters.
73 have also announced their new series ‘Smash the Like Button’, a four-part satire about the most popular Youtubers in Wales dealing with the global pandemic.
The series stars Riah Amelle and Robert Corcoran as duelling internet stars and has been safely shot all over Wrexham & Cheshire at iconic locations including St. Giles’ Church, The Foundry and the Grosvenor Pulford.
Robert said: “Producing a series during a global pandemic has been a huge challenge, but I honestly think it’s the best thing we’ve ever made.
“I think because we had all waited so long to make something our energy levels were extremely high, and you can feel that.”
You can find out more about the process of creating the series now by watching the first in a new season of ‘cine-vlogs’ which will be shared to the ‘73 Degree Films’ Youtube channel each month.
The first episode explores Rob’s transformation and features some gorgeous cinematography of Wrexham town centre.
More updates for ‘Smash the Like Button’ and ‘Wales: in Colour’ will be shared on the 73 Degree Films’ channels: Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter, Youtube.
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