LONDON (Reuters) – While most drama productions around world have stopped shooting during the coronavirus pandemic, a team in Britain headed by Oscar nominee Jeff Pope filmed a series of four short stories for television that are already being aired.
“Isolation Stories” are currently running on free-to-air commercial broadcaster ITV and deal with different aspects of life under lockdown.
“Dramas can be normally … a year, year-and-a-half, two years from first idea to screen. So we had to find a way of short-circuiting that,” Pope told Reuters in an online interview.
In this case the process took just a month. ITV was keen to get stories of ordinary people dealing with isolation on the air while the public was still under lockdown.
“(ITV) commissioned very quickly … And everybody just really went for it.”
To make the 15-minute dramas, cameras and other equipment were delivered to actors’ homes, and their family members shot the scenes with the help of a production…
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