Island Under Siege

by Berthrenda Johnson

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THE SHOW

ISLAND UNDER SIEGE IS THE FIRST NATIONALLY TELEVISED SHOW FOR THE BAHAMAS. A TV SHOW THAT IS DESIGNED TO HIGHLIGHT THE ISLANDS OF THE BAHAMAS AND ITS UNIQUENESS, BRANDING EACH TO IT’S SPECIFIC NEED. A TV SHOW THAT SHADOWS A U.S. TASK FORCE AS THEY ARE DEPLOYED TO THE BAHAMAS WITH UNLIMITED ACCESS TO ABATE THE ISLAND OF ITS CRIMINALS AND OFFENSIVE CRIMES----A TASK FORCE ON A QUEST TO HELP THE BAHAMIAN GOVERNMENT FREE THE ISLAND OF ITS RATTERS AND ROUGH AGENTS.

WHAT ARE WE WORKING ON

The show shadows a US “task force”, Ex-Navy Seal Admiral, Chief Collins and Agent Moore and his quest to help the Bahamian government free the Islands of its ratters and rogue agents. Without giving the plot away before we shoot the story centers mainly on Agent Moore a native Bahamian born and abandoned at birth by his mother who was a wealthy American Caucasian. After 23 years, agent Moore reluctantly finds himself back in the Bahamas as he returns home to bury his brother. Taunted by his past secrets/dreams, agent Moore finds solace in drinking as he struggles to keep it together. Overwhelmed by his current issues and no one to confide in, agent Moore actions become unpredictable at times which makes him reckless and sometimes dangerous.

WHO ARE WE

Ocean View Productions is a new production LLC company, working with Allen Films Media Group. We are an epic and diverse group of film industry professionals.  A team that is undeniably filled with big and creative talent, with over 30 plus years of experience combined, we are ready to expand into primetime TV … #islandundersiege.

PRODUCER/WRITER STATEMENT

I’ve been obsessed with telling a story of the Bahamian life with its rich history cultural experience and economic growth and challenges for quite some time. Finding the central (driving) point for the story was based on connecting the islands to the United States and how both control their borders of operation, judiciary and legal system and how each country deals with imminent threats. Both countries rich history and growing relationship fuels the story and propels characterization it also opens the door for expansion. Based on the premise that drama is prime time-centric, I realized that there’s never been a story that focused on the island of the Bahamas from the point of view of being influenced by another country’s task force and its control of their legal and justice system.

Island Under Siege is a highly structured physiological, political/crime drama. It is a procedural mix where some cases are “open and shut” cases, but each week it follows a series of mysteries and character issues. These issues relate to each other, but more importantly to past crime events. While some cases are based on true events, most cases bridge the gap of Agents Moore’s present life to his past, as we learn of his villainous actions and his selfish and dangerous behavioral habits.

WHAT DO WE NEED

As you may or may not know, TV pilot is key in the early stages in the development of television series. Often, it’s the first episode of a potential series.  With an average of over 500 pitches heard by network and studio executives each summer, some pilots never get “Picked Up” (and that’s) for many reasons. One of the main reasons is because of production/shooting----which means not enough funds to produce it professionally to studios or to networks. We need $10,000.00 or more to make this TV pilot a reality. Your generous, tax-deductible donations and your support helps us pay for our director, cinematographer, lights, sound, locations, equipment, food for the cast and crew, and post-production editing. Once we surpass our goal, funds will continue to be geared towards production and production quality. The rest we are working on getting through favors from amazing people.

We at Ocean View Production are ready to take “The” next step on our journey, but we need your help to make this venture a success.  We would love it if you would lend us your support by partnering with us to make Island Under Siege the next big show, and by joining us in this epic ride to “Prime Time” TV.  While we only have a short time to make this happen, we believe with your support in sharing this campaign with your friends, family, and associates we can meet and surpass our goals.