As part of TV2 comedy initiative Greenstone Pictures produced a half-hour pilot called “Fame”. The programme is a blend of real life documentary footage and comedy.
Two nobodies – Alex Dyer and Colin Mitchell – will do anything for fame, and we mean anything. For a couple of weeks the cameras follow these two as they use ludicrous stunts, guerilla tactics and idiocy in order to become nationwide celebrities.
Nothing is too ridiculous, nothing is too cheap and nothing is too low. They really will do anything – stage a flash mob, strip naked, crash celebrity parties or even hi-jack a bus-load of tourists.
The viewer is there every step of the way – from the beginning when Alex and Colin are poor, grubby nobodies who can’t afford a loaf of bread to the end of their journey seeking celebrity status.
Everything Alex and Colin attempt is real. Some of their stunts are wildly successful and others aren’t.
The director James Anderson and writer Nick Ward worked closely with Alex and Colin to ensure the programme reflects what really happened as the two tried to win stardom. They had to be able to be react instantly as situations changed – often spiraling out of control. The end result is a fast-paced and hilarious half hour.
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Producer: Jenny Williams
Thanks to: Alex Dyer & Colin Mitchel
Exec producer: Tony Manson
Network exec: Tony Holden
Director: James Anderson
Conceived/Developed by: Nick Ward
Editor: Phil Green
Production manager: Jenny Williams
Production coordinator: Tara Landry
Camera: Craig Wright
Sound: Brad George, Phil Donovan
Financial controller: Glenda Paterson
Production accountant: Liz Goddard
Funded by: New Zealand on Air & TVNZ