Comedian Jason Chong

The Black Box Experiment Brings Radio Plays To TV

Be in the audience this Wednesday as The Black Box Experiment films three TV pilot scripts by local comedians, produced as old time radio plays.

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This week, three scripts by Adelaide comedians are being filmed as old time radio plays for Channel 44. First up, Eddie Bannon who reviews movies on ABC Radio Adelaide, has had a crack (or should that be craic?) at writing his own. His sweet, short film No-one You’d Remember is set in a small Irish town and will be performed by Eddie with Jo Coventry, Andrew Crupi, Emily Grace, Eliza Thomas and Jason Chong.

The script was trialed in the first week of this month’s The Black Box Experiment (BBX) which traditionally offers Adelaide artists a month of Wednesdays to develop a TV idea, with a pilot episode filmed on the final Wednesday of the month. Throughout August, BBX moved away from it’s usual development formula to present a series of once-off script readings, ranging from a one-woman stage play by Caleb Lewis, to a full length superhero film script by Jason Chong (pictured above).

Three scripts have been selected for the pilot filming this coming Wednesday night. After its initial reading earlier in the month, No-one You’d Remember has been tweaked and tightened for its second airing. It will be accompanied by two episodes of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School-developed web series Lanyard City Blues by transgender comedian Chloe Black. The series follows a transgender person on their first day back at work after transitioning. Chloe will be joined by performers Sam Matthews, Lucy Markiewicz, Miranda Pike and Mark Tripodi.

Both performances will be filmed by volunteers from broadcast partner Channel 44, with the shows to be broadcast on community TV around Australia later in the year.

After four whirlwind months, BBX will take a break through September while award-winning producer and presenter Jason Chong catches his breath and continues to fine tune plans to bring television production back to Adelaide. Be in the audience to show your support for local artists and have a hearty laugh on a cold winter’s night. Tickets to the filming of Wednesday night’s television pilots are only $8.50 in advance or $10 at the door. The show starts at 7pm at the Rhino Room in the city.

A Real Page Turner TV pilot filming
When: 7pm on Wednesday 28 August 2019
Where: Rhino Room, Level 1, 131 Pirie St, Adelaide
Price: $8.50 online, $10 at the door
Tickets: Online at www.theblackboxexperiment.com.au or at the door on the night

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