Saturday, February 12, 2011

Beaver Falls

Filming is currently underway in South Africa on a new E4 comedy drama series from Company Pictures (the makers of Skins) called Beaver Falls, which follows three British university graduates who have landed jobs at an elite American summer camp.

The 6 x 60 minute series, created by newcomer Iain Hollands, and directed by Jack Clough (Skins) and Daniel O'Hara (Skins, Being Human), stars a hot young cast of emerging acting talent.

25 year old Scottish actor Samuel Robertson plays Flynn. Dundee-born Sam (represented by Curtis Brown) played Adam Baldwin in Coronation Street, and then went on to play cool art history student Innes Maitland in River City.

26 year old Arsher Ali (represented by United Agents), who recently starred in Four Lions plays Ali. Arsher graduated from E15 drama school in 2006 and was named as one of Screen International's U.K "Stars Of Tomorrow" in 2007.

John Dagleish (also Curtis Brown), who plays Barry, is best known for being Alf Arless in Larkrise to Candleford, a role he landed straight after graduating from the Drama Centre in 2007.

Here's the synopsis for Beaver Falls:

Best friends Flynn (Robertson), A-Rab (Ali) and Barry (Dagleish) are three ordinary British lads who met at Uni. Now freshly graduated, they’re determined to have one last carefree summer of fun before facing the cold, hard realities of real life, and they’re going to do it in style. Somehow, they’ve managed to blag themselves jobs at Beaver Falls, an elite American summer camp for the ridiculously tanned and beautiful teenage offspring of California’s rich and powerful.

This is a summer job that requires them to be responsible. To set an example. To be role models to their young charges…yeah, whatever! There’s no way they’re going to let the job spec get in the way of their single-minded pursuit of The Ultimate Summer. Two months of hanging out, chasing girls and getting into mischief beckon for these boys, who are all set for time of their lives. But things have a habit of not quite working out the way they expect: no one mentioned that the kids they’d be looking after would be that annoying…

The series is due to transmit on E4 in summer 2011.

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