Danbury, CT – The Jeskid TV Show pilot, shot and co-produced by Danbury’s RmediA, was recently selected as a “TV Comedy” finalist at ITVFest (the Independent Television Festival).
As members of the downtown Danbury business community, Renato and Alicia Ghio, of RmediA, were able to create this project with nothing but support from those around them. “Our downtown community really came through,” said Alicia Ghio, the pilot’s co-producer. “They supported this crazy endeavor and we cannot thank them enough.”
When RmediA approached the businesses downtown with their request to film, they were met without hesitation. “Such fun, great energy, and exposure, not only for the Cultural Alliance, but for downtown Danbury,” said Lisa Scails, Director of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, one of the film locations. “It’s the kind of activity we embrace and we’re open to it in the future.”
In addition to the Cultural Alliance, film locations for the pilot included Mothership on Main, Two Steps Downtown Grille, the Danbury Library and the Concordia Society, many of which you can spot in the show’s trailer.
“When Jesse asked us to join his project we were excited, but we were even more excited when he said he’d be happy to shoot scenes in Danbury,” said Renato Ghio, who was the cinematographer for the pilot. Jesse Cowell, the creator of the Jeskid TV Show, is an actor and filmmaker best recognized for his online video comedies. When he proposed the idea of the show to RmediA, he was ready and willing to film completely in downtown Danbury.
Jesse said on shooting in downtown Danbury, “It was an absolute joy. Local businesses extended their arms to welcome us in (often participating in the shoots themselves) and local talent like RmediA made the end product that much better. It felt more like a home where creative kids get to play and that always shows up on screen. The Jeskid TV show would not be the same without the love and support of Danbury.”
“Our collaboration with the talented Jesse Cowell began taking shape at last year’s ITVFest where we met him for the first time. So, it’s very cool to be going back there this year with something for people to see,” added Alicia.
ITVFest is a worldwide community of television creators, executives, agents and fans responsible for discovering the best new television programs created on independent budgets.
Throughout the year, a global network of creatives, executives and fans gather for seminars, screenings and retreats. It all culminates at the weeklong festival in Manchester, Vermont in October. This year, the festival will be held October 11-15.
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