In response to the impact of Covid-19 on the creative industries sector, Creative Wales are supporting a total of 21 Welsh production companies through their Emergency TV Development Fund. Correspondingly, Wrexham-based 73 Degree Films’ has achieved funding for their TV show ‘Wales: In Colour’. Robert Corcoran has written the show and actor Stephen Evans is currently on board.
Funding Achieved For Wrexham-Based TV Show! – Overview
Robert says “It’s a sitcom, but I see it more like a modern fairytale. Three flatmates find themselves in an endless loop of hangovers and jobs they hate. They 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.”.
In the meantime, 73 will now work with key producers and others to prepare the project for pitching to broadcasters.
73 are also announcing their new series ‘Smash The Like Button’. This is 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 and Cheshire at iconic locations, including St Giles’ Church, The Foundry and the Grosvenor Pulford.
“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.
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Release online preview: https://bit.ly/2HxCudA
Creative Wales reference: https://gov.wales/emergency-funding-provides-timely-spark-welsh-creative-companies
73 Degree films are also releasing monthly videos exploring their projects in depth. Episode one will be available at https://youtu.be/TfbBC4AikG4.
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