So Awkward: Never Meet Your Heroes

Rocco, Vito ORCID: 0000-0002-3809-5901, Goodwin, Adam G and Parkyn, Jonathan (2019) So Awkward: Never Meet Your Heroes. [Video]

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Part of a series of 6 x 30 minute comedy drama episodes directed by Vito Rocco for BBC (UK) and ABC (Australia) as part of the BAFTA award winning children’s series. Rocco’s episodes were broadcast between September and December 2019 in the UK on the BBC’s CBBC channel and are available for catch up viewing on BBC iPlayer and was broadcast in Australia on ABC. So Awkward is CBBC’s most popular series viewed by iPlayer views. Rocco worked on each episode as lead director on the series which examines issues faced by a group of smart seventeen year olds in a UK school. Episodes focus on issues within a work/life balance; teen relationships; borders between virtual reality and real life. The end user is able to add continuing commentary within social media interfaces linked to the series which helps to develop a sense of kinship with the characters. The episodes connect with and continue Rocco's on-going research into the impact of user-generated content as an initiator and source of cross-platform content. This work follows on from Rocco's investigation within Faintheart (the world's first user-generated feature film) into the creative relationship between end user and filmmaker, fictitious and real-life characters and reflects on the successes and failures of working within this mode.

Item Type: Video
Uncontrolled Keywords: Comedy drama; BAFTA; children's series; CBBC
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1992-1992.92 Television Broadcasts
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Media > Film and Television
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Creative Practice as Research
Depositing User: Vito Rocco
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 14:50
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 14:50

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