My first tv moment!

Where has the month gone? As July comes to an end, I have exciting news to share with you. Last week I began working on a home renovation TV pilot!

I'm used to my design work being on the other side of the camera, but not me. One cool thing about running your own business is you experience a lot of "firsts." First client, first big job, first referral, first moment in print...but I never really thought about having my first audition to be on television.

I found out about the project through a client, who referred me to the producers. After a meeting at the house, a written proposal and an audition in front of the camera, I found out I was selected to be the designer for the pilot. Pretty cool, huh?

Here's the skinny. The "untitled home renovation show" is filming in Towson, MD in a house that's being renovated for the project. I am one of a cast of 4, including a contractor, Realtor and a host. I don't know the name of the show, but if I did I probably couldn't tell you anyway!

I filmed two scenes last week, one was shot in a small bathroom with 4 other people (three of them, the camera and lighting crew, were in the shower and to be ignored) and the other was shot around a table where the cast discussed the project. This show, like all home reality shows, has a twist, but I cannot tell you those details!

The entire cast and crew are very nice and I enjoyed spending the day watching them work and chatting about life. It's fun to be part of a big project and I love learning about other people's jobs and talents.

I'm also doing the design work for the show -- helping select the materials and finishing details for the rooms we're renovating. I had a great day shopping with the producers last week to find selections for the rooms.

There's more to come and I'll keep you posted! Send happy camera vibes my way.


Sarah said...

I cannot express how excited I am about this! APRIL! AWESEOME!

designer, April Force Pardoe, said...

Sarah, thank you! I am also pretty excited about it. It's been a great experience.

Megan Fraser said...

This is so FUN!! I am addicted to HGTV, so if I can make THAT assumption, I can't wait to see you in my living room!!!

Kathleen Ellis said...

FUN FUN FUN!!! I can't wait to see it!
Enjoy the process, April!
;-D Kathleen

Shirley said...

Very exciting, April. Can't wait to see the show and I'm sure you will keep us posted.

Beverly Johnston said...

Congrats ! What a neat opportunity . It also says a lot about the person who recommended you!
When will this air?

Brenda Stup said...

How exciting, April--congratulations! I can't wait to watch you on TV. Please be sure to keep us posted.

Anonymous said...

April, This is wonderful news, congratulations. Please keep us posted, I am a home renovation show junkie. So incredibly rewarding to see your talent showcased. Erin s.

designer, April Force Pardoe, said...

Thank you all! You are very kind. The show must be pitched to networks and then selected to air, so it has a journey ahead of it. Would be fun to "be in your living rooms" though! :)

Kathy said...

You deserve it. Your work is awesome. I can't wait to see the show.