Bravo announces new 'underExposed' film-based reality contest series
By Reality TV World staff, 07/09/2003
Jeff Gaspin, President of Bravo, today unveiled a new reality series pilot for a show named “underExposed” as the cable channel seeks to achieve a new identity with original programming. “Our new pilots push the concept that we’re willing to be independent and experimental, to challenge and entertain our viewers,” said Gaspin. “We want to be the first stop for creative people who have an edgy concept or are ahead of the curve in TV programming.”
Developed and produced by Sean Hayes and producing partner Todd Milliner, “underExposed” is a pilot for a film-based reality contest. Two up-and-coming filmmakers are chosen per episode to compete against each other by shooting a four-minute short film -- from the exact same script written by an experienced screenwriter.
The filmmakers then shoot their films over three days in their own hometowns with a fixed production budget of $10,000. The finished shorts are screened for a panel of expert judges and a winner is chosen to move on to the finals.