I’m pleased to announce production is starting on my “Psycho City” TV series pilot in early August.
This 47-minute dark drama takes place in the not-to-distant future, when government has collapsed and abandoned neighbourhoods in a city have been reclaimed by squatters, killers, and violent criminals. It stars Dominique Tremblay, Michael Thiessen, and Stephanie Thiessen.
The core city, known as Uptown, or The Kingdom, is a Gotham-esque post-industrial city in decline, plunged in perpetual night. With only about 30% of the population left, the abandoned outskirts outside The Kingdom are dangerous territories. It’s a show about mistaken identity and mistaken betrayal.
We’ll be shooting on DSLR at 24FPS, with Technicolor’s CineStyle profile. This isn’t only because the film look has depth and a classic feel, but also because shows like Six Feet Under and Breaking Bad were shot on 35mm. We’re aiming for a cold, dark, and gritty overall feel like those shows.
All the scenes are being shot at various locations in Winnipeg. The outdoor scenes will be shot in St. Boniface (the St. Boniface Industrial Park, in particular) and the Exchange District. In total, 25 scenes will be shot with some 20 performing actors.
A handful of these roles will be shot in September and still haven’t been cast.
The pilot will have an official debut and will also be submitted to festivals. A KickStarter campaign might also be sought to fund the rest of the first season’s 13 episodes.
Stay tuned to this blog for all the updates. If you’re interested in being an actor or an extra, please email [email protected].