CHALKHILL: Sample Episode

July 1, 2015

Between 2002 and 2009, Touchlife Productions Ltd created the world's first community produced television and Internet soap opera, produced on a near zero budget.

 

Based in Portsmouth, UK, and using aspiring actors in training who paid a fee to participate, each weekend scenes of the show - written by aspiring scriptwriters - would be rehearsed and filmed against a tight schedule.

  

On weekday evenings, drama workshops would teach the actors and writers screen acting techniques to enhance their on screen performances.

 

The show broadcast to the world via the Internet in the pre-YouTube/pre-Facebook world, as well as broadcasting on the BBC's 'Community Channel', becoming their highest rating show.

 

The show received rave reviews:

 

"Streets ahead of every other online drama." - Media Guardian 2008

 

"Better than Corrie and EastEnders...." - The Sun Online 2005

 

The show was an early experiment in full audience participation Web television, a concept the company is now expanding upon with its new production: 'E-Drama'.

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