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BBC iPlayer debuts pilot episode of new comedy show filmed in Bridport
12:00pm Sunday 7th July 2013 in News
THE pilot episode of a new comedy filmed in and around Bridport has made its online debut on BBC iPlayer.
‘Fuzzbox’, created by Bridport-based multimedia company My Pockets Ltd, features a cast of puppets being used to represent teenage attitudes and behaviour, in what the makers describe as an ‘alternative snapshot of contemporary teenage life’.
Producer Sally Snelling said: “We’re based on St Michael’s Trading Estate and we filmed scenes all over the town. You’ll be able to see a lot of Bridport.
“I’d like to say a big thank you to the Londis in Skilling and the Pierrepoint Gallery in South Street.
“We shot scenes using both of those locations and they were really helpful.”
The 20-minute pilot took five months to finish and the makers are hoping it could lead to television exposure.
Mrs Snelling said: “Last year in a similar project the shows made it on to terrestrial television in the autumn.
“Our film will be on the BBC iPlayer for six months to a year.
“The feedback from the BBC was good, they thought it was a great idea.
“Using the puppets adds a comic feel but it is definitely for adults, some of it is quite rude.
“It looks great and people will hopefully find it funny.”
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