The popular daytime TV show “Guiding Light” ended a 72-year run (it began on radio) but for a former star on the program, Lawrence Saint-Victor, it is a new beginning. Saint-Victor who appeared on the soap for 3 years as Remy Boudreau and his wife, actress/singer Shay Saint-Victor have teamed as executive producers with Christina Faison, the director (Chain Reaction Productions) to produce “Wed-Locked” a Web series about the joys (and pains) of the first years of marriage. Lawrence takes the lead on the series portraying newlywed husband to Denise as played by Karla Mosley a “Guiding Light” co-star.
According to Lawrence, the idea started with Karla Mosley’s mother who suggested that the duo create a spin-off based on their characters on Guiding Light, adding that it should also go straight to the Internet. “We thought it was a great idea because it would be an opportunity to continue the interactivity with the audience we established,” said Lawrence.
The Saint-Victors are indeed continuing the interactivity by utilizing Facebook in a creative way. They will be posting new episodes from their You Tube channel as well as posting updates and other information in the characters of Robert and Denise (read the Wed-Locked profile info). “Wed-Locked” also has a presence on Twitter and MySpace, and the website Saint-Victor.net hosts a screening room and the producers’ blog.
Lawrence and Shay definitely call producing a Web series a guerrilla experience, where “we’ve learned everything as we’ve gone along.” The couple who knew little about webcasting has financed the production from their own pockets and from the generosity of the cast and crew who’ve either worked for gratis or for little to nothing. The most fulfilling aspect has been seeing people come together to make the Web series happen by its November 1 premiere.
Lawrence states, “We will continue to create content for the Web and use ‘Wed-Locked as a building block” to new endeavors.
Catch the premiere of “Wed-Locked” on Sunday, November 1 on YouTube.com and follow the series on Twitter and Facebook.
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