Catch the premiere of “Out To See” February 18th, 2017 @ 9am on Channel 18. This new children show featuring the Nanpuppets was produced and created by NCTV members Lizza Obremski and Sue Riddle, who shot, directed, and edited it. Recently, we spoke with the creators, Lizaa and Sue, on how they came about producing their first show.
How did you come up with the idea for “Out to See”?
Magic. As Sue and Lizza got to know each other they began to discover they loved a lot of the same things. Lizza was in Costa Rica visiting her family when Sue woke up one morning on Nantucket with a fun idea. “Hey, Lizza and I should make a kids show together!” Sue emailed Lizza. Lizza said, “Yay!” They sat down together and began to write, draw and laugh – well, mostly laugh. They knew they wanted the show to be homespun and cozy, like many of the shows they loved as kids.
What is the show about?
The show is about connection, slowing down to appreciate the small things that are happening all around us and the simple joy of being a silly kid.
How would you describe our experience working with NCTV?
NCTV is hands down the reason we were able to make our pilot episode. We entered the studio flapping around a piece of paper with some quirky little drawings and hair brained ideas. Everyone at NCTV was encouraging, helpful, patient and kind.
What was the most important lesson you had to learn that has had a positive effect on your show?
Be kind and listen to your intuition. With a happy and open environment, we found the enthusiasm to push through the parts of the process that could be dull or difficult.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to create their own TV show?
Find someone you like and trust enough to work closely with. Making a show is much more work than we had anticipated. There are always days when someone feels like throwing in the towel and when the other person comes hopping in, wagging their tail to play, it’s hard to give up. Also, don’t forget to have snacks.
What is your plan going forward with “Out To See”?
At the moment, we have written six more episodes. The possibilities are endless: animations, story telling, interviews, dancing, singing, art projects, and the many places we can go “Out to See.” Our pilot is just a small taste of where we plan to take the show. We hope to raise funds for the next six shows locally and move forward from there. To keep up to date with what is happening with “Out to See” please visit us at www.comeouttosee.com.
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