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The Flame of Love - A New Dramatic Serial

Created by Robert Forester

Written by Robert Forester and Daniel Dedmon

Setting: The University City of Salisbury Md

Theme: The triumphs and tragedies of two close knit families, the Matthews and the Tates in the city of Salisbury Md.

Cast:

NANCY MATTHEWS -47 A WARM AND LOVING WOMAN SHE IS AN ELEMENTARY TEACHER AND MARRIED TO CHRIS.

CHRIS MATTHEWS-48 A KIND AND GENTLE MAN WITH A STRONG SENSE OF JUSTICE, A LAWYER MARRIED TO NANCY.

MAUREEN MATTHEWS- 21 CHRIS AND NANCY'S DAUGHTER A SENIOR IN COLLEGE, VERY LEVEL HEADED AND SWEET.

DON MATTHEWS-20 CHRIS AND NANCY'S SON A PRELAW STUDENT. HE IS THE PEACE MAKER IN THE FAMILY

JUDY MATTHEWS- 18 CHRIS AND NANCY'S DAUGHTER A FIRST YEAR NURSING STUDENT, VERY IMPULSIVE AND SENSTIVE

DR. ZACHERY MATTHEWS-70 CHRIS'S WIDOWED FATHER. ON STAFF AT THE LOCAL HOSPITAL

AMANDA TATE-70 AN OLD FRIEND OF ZACHERY'S, SHE LOST HER HUSBAND IN THE VIETNAM WAR WHILE SHE WAS PREGNANT. SHE OWNS THE BAR AND GRILL THE GULL'S NEST

CONNIE TATE-39 AMANDA'S DAUGHTER RUNS THE BAR WITH HER MOTHER, SHE BECAME PREGNANT AS A TEEN AND RAISED THE CHILD BY HERSELF

ELLEN TATE-21 CONNIE'S HEADSTRONG AND SELFISH DAUGHTER. MAUREEN'S BEST FRIEND, A BUSSINESS MAJOR IN COLLEGE. OBSSED WITH HER EX BOYFRIEND MIKE

MIKE LATTIMER-22 HAD A VERY ROUGH CHILDHOOD AND GREW UP ON THE BAD SIDE OF TOWN. DATING JUDY MATTHEWS AND TRYING TO TURN HIS LIFE AROUND. WAS INVOLVED WITH ELLEN.

JOHN ROBBINS- 40 A COLLEGE PROFFESSOR HIS WIFE WALKED OUT ON HIM A YEAR AGO AND HE IS RAISING HIS 2 KIDS BY HIMSELF.

FINDS HIMSELF ATTRACTED TO MAUREEN.

PENNY ROBBINS-13 JOHN'S DAUGHTER AND VERY POSSESIVE OF HER DADDY

WILL ROBBINS-9 JOHN'S SON VERY SENSITIVE AND SHY

A NEW DRAMATIC SERIAL IN PRE PRODUCTION FOR PAC14 TV

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We are planning to shoot our first episode September 12th. Everyone has been cast so far except for 2 roles.Scripts are being written and we will be shooting 2 episodes a month. We will be having original music also.We will be using classic organ and piano music. I hope everyone will be watching our production a real throw back to what soaps use to be, about good storytelling about charecters you care about. The kind of soap Irna Phillips, Agnes Nixon and Bill Bell use to write but the networks won't let them write anymore.We will have longer scenes, smaller sets (very basic) and a cast of 13.You will be able to see the show in Maryland on PAC14 then we will be posting the episodes on the internet for others to view.

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In developing the show I decided to make Nancy a nurse instead of a teacher, it would place her more in the center of action with other charchters in our hospital set. I also added a friend for Nancy at the hospital Maryjo Keyser a no nonsense by the book veteran nurse, John's son Will bit the dust in the development, I decided to drop the role might be hard to cast and not sure how the role would develop when trying to establish everyone else in the begining. I also decided to age Penny from 13 to 15 , I thought there would be more story possiblilities there.

The major sets we will use are:

Matthews living room/ dining room

Gull's Nest bar and grille

Nurses station 3 west at the Hospital

John's Living room

Chris's law office

Student lounge at university

John's office at university

Mike's gym

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We have set September 12th as our first day of taping. I hope alot of you will be watching once the episodes are posted on line. Our show is a real tribute to the old soaps. Based in reality, Characters rich in history and depth. Family realationships and togetherness. We will have longer scenes where people really talk to one another and you learn who they are and how they relate to one another. We will have also have organ and piano music for our theme and scene music. We are basing our show on the type of show Irna Philips, William Bell, and Agnes Nixon use to write. Story comes first. Stories about people.

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We had a cast and production meeting last week, discused the show got to know each other and discussed how the show will be filmed. We also heard the theme and musical cues that will be used in the show. Then we read thru the first episode. We film the first episode on September 26th and the 2nd on Oct 10th. We should be airing soon after that. Below is a sample of our credit crawl that will run at the end of the show. More names to be added especially from our studio crew.

The Flame of Love

 

Created by

Robert Forester

 

Written by

Robert Forester

Daniel Ahearn

Daniel Dedmon

 

 

 

Cast

Kelley Rouse

as

Nancy Matthews

 

Samuel J. Barns

as

Chris Matthews

 

Bob Connelly

as

Dr. Zachery Matthews

 

Cindy Gore

as

Amanda Tate

 

Susan Rogers

as

Connie Tate

 

Bianca Morales

as

Maureen Matthews

 

Nevis Muir

as

Don Matthews

 

Rachael Mrohs

as

Judy Matthews

 

Selena Baker

as

Ellen Tate

 

Duane Miller

as

Mike Lattimer

 

Joe Hastings

as

John Robbins

 

Luette Muir

as

Penny Robbins

 

Mary K. Davis

as

MaryJo Keyser

 

Technical Director/Video Tape Editor

Shane Yeager

 

 

Videographers

Shane Yeager

Richard Sours

 

Sound

 

 

Stage Manager

 

 

Music

Lance Jackson

 

 

Studio Space Provided by

The Mezzanine

 

Medical Advisor

Gail Shorter

 

Legal Advisor

Amanda Forester

 

Special Thanks

Susan Rogers

The Mezzanine

The Community Players of Salisbury,Md

Pac14

Irna Phillips

William Bell

Agnes Nixon

 

Produced and Directed by

Robert Forester

 

Questions or Comments Please email

 

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Wanted to let everyone know we shot the first episode last Monday evening, September 26th. We began at 7pm and were done by 9:30. I saw the raw footage and it looks amazing. I am very excited for everyone to see our new soap. We will shoot a scene on location this Saturday and shoot the 2nd episode on Monday evening Oct 10th. When we have a few episodes edited and in the can we will begin to broadcast. I hope you will all enjoy following the Matthews and Tate familys and their friends in the town of Salisbury Md.

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We went on location this morning and shot 2 scenes for episode 2 in the series. Was really exciting to see the actors and crew shooting. We will shoot again Monday evening . When we have about 4 episodes ready we will begin to air them. Hope you all will tune in.

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On Monday night we shot 2 scenes for episode 3 of the series. Went great. Can't wait for the show to start airing and get the audiences reaction. There will be an email address in the credits for questions or comments about the show. I have noticed we have had over 5,000 hits with people interested in reading about our new soap. If you have any questions please post them and I will do my best to answer them for you.

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