Renowned director Charles Beeson has been working with writer/producer Phil walker on the final draft of “Our Time”, which is now complete. Charles is a director who has made a significant contribution to the development and growth of high end television over the past twenty years. His work in the UK and US has always been well received and cutting edge. He recently completed work as a series director and executive producer on the new NBC mega series, “Enemy Within” in New York. We are hopeful that, that availability allowing and subject to contract, Chares will be in a position to direct “Our Time”.In addition, co-producer John Dodds and production accountant Dean Sipling have completed work on a full schedule and detailed budget for the production. These are essential elements in the pre-production of “Our Time” and will enable us to present a comprehensive package to our investment team and any future production partners. These documents along with other key items are confidential and available only on a request only basis.
Work on casting principal roles is in its early stages and further announcements will be made at the appropriate time. “Our Time” has a predominantly female cast with a powerful leading role. The role of Helen is both demanding and rewarding, with the potential to deliver a memorable performance. In addition, there is a wide range of principal roles for men and women across a variety of ages and ethnic minorities. We feel it is important that “Our Time” is truly representative and reflects accurately the diverse nature of our story and its setting in East London. The script was written from personal experience and the characters we created are true to life and authentically portray the hardships endured by women every day.
Helen was born in a tower block in East London. Her mother, a lone parent, died when she was ten, of alcohol and prescription drug abuse. She was raised by her neighbour Mary, played truant from school and was herself a lone parent at aged fourteen. Twenty years later she has just been appointed shadow health secretary and is tipped as a future party leader and possible Prime Minister. However, Helen has to battle class and gender prejudice, with constant pressure from the media concerning her openly gay marriage. She must also rebuild her relationship with her son.