Danish ERE TV documentary casting call

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Danish ERE TV documentary casting call

Post by jacob » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:39 am

Over the past few months (since the article in b.dk which turned out to have been the most read online article YTD) I've been talking back and forth with a Danish TV production company about making a 75 minute documentary (alternatively two part series) about FIRE in Denmark for DR2.

I'm personally interested because we're talking about a documentary (not the average "Here's 10 minutes with a crazy person" morning show); because the idea of ERE/FIRE has been rather well-received so far in the Danish sphere; and because DR2 is the so-called "smart channel".

Preliminary meetings with the TV bosses have been very enthusiastic, but they want to know what the interest is in terms of others participating in such a program.

Therefore, if you're a Dane living in Denmark, a Dane living abroad, a foreigner living in Denmark, someone looking to immigrate, or any other Danish connection, ... and has any interest in possibly partaking in this project, please let me know: here, PM, or email jacob @ early .... com. Right now we're just looking for an approximate headcount of potential candidates. They don't want an "all jacob" show.

Not sure what the actual form/shape of the program will ideally be. However, I do seem to have some input on the ideas. On the flip side, I know little about what works or doesn't work on TV. Only thing I can guarantee you is that we're not talking survivor on Lentil Island. More like interviews or show and tell of the concepts from different people, perhaps with my running commentary.

Since I know this will be an issue for some, it was confirmed that some anonymity is actually possible despite the TV format.

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Post by General Snoopy » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:49 am

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Re: Danish ERE TV documentary casting call

Post by Dragline » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:59 am

I got no Dane. Great or otherwise (har, har). But it sounds really cool and I hope we see a version with English subtitles someday.

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Post by inchicago » Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:10 pm

My husband would be potentially interested-100% Danish. He spent every dime he made in Denmark and some he didn't make. Big turnaround here but still work to go. Let me know if interested.

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Post by jacob » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:06 am

@inchicago - Certainly interested. That brings the total up to three families now. I'll PM you with details.

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Post by jacob » Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:04 pm

Okay, we have four now. Anyone else?

Another question is whether anyone wants to contribute indirectly with research and background information, particularly as it applies to the Danish scene. I/they'd like to talk to people about how to plan for the Danish situation (taxes, healthcare, investment quirks, how to find inexpensive housing and food, ... ). This is an area where I don't know the specifics and where the input of nationals would be really helpful. If anyone is interested in consulting or giving their input w/o necessarily appearing on screen, let me know here or via PM.

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Post by Evita » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:13 am

Hello everyone,
I am the Danish journalist working on a documentary-project aimed at Denmark's Radio. The idea is to show how one can achieve financial independence and a life of one's choosing by living frugally, saving money, reinvesting and perhaps leaving a lighter footprint on Earths resources. In Denmark retirement age is 68 (for younger generations), taxes are high, families rely on double incomes. Peoples lives are pretty much tied to this hamsterwheel. But our documentary will show the ERE-alternative.
I would like to get in touch with Danes - in Denmark or abroad - who have some experiences with this lifestyle already. Or who have decided to try.
If you could be interested or would just like to know more, please contact me directly.
My e-mailadress is: [email protected]
Best wishes Evita

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Re: Danish ERE TV documentary casting call

Post by Sama » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:33 pm

Any news on how this documentary is going? I'd be really interested in watching it, if it's been made yet.

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Re: Danish ERE TV documentary casting call

Post by FBeyer » Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:03 am

Scrapped. I reckon they couldn't find a way to make it scandalous enough to make it to tv screens.

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Post by Aurane » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:06 am

FBeyer wrote:Scrapped. I reckon they couldn't find a way to make it scandalous enough to make it to tv screens.

It's not scrapped, they are still planning it, and are still looking for people to talk with.

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Re: Danish ERE TV documentary casting call

Post by Sama » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:11 am

@FBeyer, do you just assume it was scrapped, or do you have a source?

@Aurane, thanks for the info. I hope it you're the correct one here! :)

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Post by jacob » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:23 am

They're still moving forward. I'm putting some video together for them over the weekend. Speed picked up a bit in the new year.

We have a handful of people, but I think more can be added. Contact me or Eva/Evita (email above) if interested.

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Re: Danish ERE TV documentary casting call

Post by Sama » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:34 am

Cool, I'm glad to hear that!

I can't contribute, I have no Danish-ness. I'm just very interested in watching it when it's done.

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