COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Actors and crew members are wrapping up filming on a pilot for a possible television series. "Alibi Boys" features two college roommates, who make up personas and lies, to help others get out of trouble.
The boys charge for their services, and use the money to pay their rent. But their fabrications get them into all sorts of hi-jinks and sticky situations. The show is a comedy, but not in the slapstick or sit-com variety.
"This is different from the other things that are out there. A comedy with a lot of action and different situations," says director John Seymore.
Sean Carmichael and Will Ritchie play the lead characters. Both say the roles are dreams come true, and they really hope the show will get picked up by a broadcast or cable-TV network.
"This cast and crew just mesh so well, we have so much fun doing this show. I would love to do this for a few years," says Ritchie, an actor from Texas.
"It is the dream, right, to get your work seen by people? That is what I want, and I sure hope it gets picked up, because I will have separation anxiety from this character if it does not get picked up," says Sean Carmichael.
A Naples company, In Trouble Zone productions, is filming the pilot at locations around the area, mostly Collier County. Chuck Ardezzone of ITZ tells WINK News, "We have more than 30 people working on this, some from around the country, some local. It does help the local economy, with hotels and meals and entertainment for the cast and crew while we are shooting. We need productions in this area, it is so beautiful and there are so many cool backgrounds for shooting. We really hope to get picked up and film an entire season here, perhaps 3 to 4 months worth of shooting."
Other actors in the pilot include Sal Rendino and Scott Schwartz. Schwartz played the big guy who gets to sock George Clooney in the movie "Oceans Eleven."