Students of the University of Alabama’s Advanced Television Production course will host their television pilot premiere, titled Cast & Crew, at the Bama Theater on December 10th, 2009 at 7:30pm. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the Bama Theater’s full line of refreshments will be available.
Students in TCF 451 worked together over the course of the semester from story pitch to final production to create the first episode of a potential television series. The production crew consists of seven students; Tatum Northington –Producer, Joshua Hamilton –Screenwriter & Associate Producer, Zac Oyama – Director, Jason Spencer –Director of Photography, Nicolas Mahone –Sound Designer, Caitlin Clark –Production Designer, and Angelique Stepp –Editor, as well as Adam Schwartz –Professor and Executive Producer.
“This is a great opportunity to come out and support the future TV and filmmakers from right here in Alabama. The seven seniors in the course have worked very hard on the TV pilot this semester and we’re proud to be presenting it to the public at the fantastic Bama Theater in wonderful downtown Tuscaloosa,” says Schwartz.
The story itself unfolds in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and revolves around a small television production crew. Below is a brief synopsis:
Matt Reynolds (Jake Boyd) is an up and coming star director/producer at CNOW (Cable News Organization Worldwide), then he discovers his wife-to-be, Libby Davis (Wallis Barton), in an affair with his boss and mentor, Wallace Bergman. Matt leaves Atlanta and comes back home to Tuscaloosa to start a small production company with his college buddy and producer, Jeremiah Lint (Stephen Brunson). When Matt and Jeremiah discover that the “naked baby” on the cover of one of the most influential rock albums of the last 20 years is going to attend college at the University of Alabama, they decide to try their hands at a reality show of their very own.