Think Ten Media Group Wraps SOLITARY Pilot

Think Ten Media Group wrapped production of its SOLITARY web series pilot at the end of last week. The final day of shooting was absolutely the most intense one for both cast and crew. Although they filmed only one scene, the final slate board was 12Q: 16 different shots/angles for that one scene. The climax of the whole pilot episode, this scene required a lot of intensity and energy from lead actor William Brown.

Lead actor William Brown with DP Daniel Cotroneo and 1st AC Brett Roberts on the set of SOLITARY

Lead actor William Brown with DP Daniel Cotroneo and 1st AC Brett Roberts — image source: Jennifer Fischer

The Guard is played by Colin Ferguson

The Guard is played by Colin Ferguson — image source: Jennifer Fischer

Producer Jen Fischer commented:

While shot listing is important to all film and media projects, for a project like ours it is even more important. When you shoot nearly an entire film within one location, a location that is a small, tight space, it requires a lot of creativity when it comes to designing shots so that the audience stays engaged. Luckily, we did have some experience with this from making SMUGGLED, and Director Ramon Hamilton and Director of Photography Daniel Cotroneo are both creative and talented and welcomed a collaborative filmmaking process.

 

The Boys behind the camera: 1st AC Brett Roberts (right) reacts, as DP Daniel Cotroneo (center) and Director Ramon Hamilton (left) look on

The Boys behind the camera: 1st AC Brett Roberts (right) reacts, as DP Daniel Cotroneo (center) and Director Ramon Hamilton (left) look on — image source: Jennifer Fischer

The SOLITARY production also had a surprise press visit, fortunately before lunch, as after lunch the scene got really emotionally intense — not a good time to have outsiders (however friendly) on the set. This time, it was the local NBC affiliate, KGW, doing a story on the prison location itself. Taking advantage of a crew in action making a project, they shot some B-Roll for the piece that showcases SOLITARY.

Look for a teaser of the pilot episode after post-production is complete. The series will most likely be launched on YouTube, according to Fischer, as Think Ten is “committed to having the show be accessible to as many viewers as possible.” A firm launch date has not been set yet, but is tentatively targeted in the Spring or Summer of 2015.