Talk of Golden Globes After Surprising Success for New Amazon Series "Back Stabber"
Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Hollywood, CA - Jun 13, 2016 - Premiering June 24th, the newest series on Amazon, “Back Stabber,” has given a whole new meaning to a low-budget success story. With the entire first season of the show fully produced for under $2,000, it has made history for its unprecedented success with such a small budget, executive producer and creator Ryan Zamo said, “It was originally written during my first year in college, ‘Back Stabber’ was my final project for a script writing class, and though I got a C on it, I knew we had a million-dollar-idea. So I convinced some friends to join my team, and together we started knocking on doors all over Hollywood.”
After 7 years of hearing no all over Hollywood, the group of young producers decided they couldn’t wait any longer, saying, “We realized we could produce it without them; we had our own professional equipment, film degrees and the combined skills to make it look like a huge production.”
After years of waiting, filming officially wrapped last June for the pilot episode. After the the announcement was made, success immediately found its way to the show, captivating hundreds of thousands of fans around the world.
With such success, the hungry young producers decided to continue on with the full season saying, “With the pilot produced for under $100, we were shocked by how amazing it looked, we unanimously agreed we had to move forward with production even though we had no money for a budget.”
Originally announced last summer as a Netflix Original Series, the producers opted to move the project to Netflix’s #1 rival, Amazon, just days before season 1 was set to film, saying, “People thought Netflix and Amazon funded our show, but that’s not true at all, we are an independently produced show, not a show that they bought from us. We actually had no help from Amazon, in production nor after, and payed everything out of pocket. So we realized it would cost the money we didn’t have, to stand out in the abyss of other shows on Netflix.”
With digital FX, fresh young talent, and a wildly addictive plot, Season 1 has the feel of a hundred-million-dollar project, the producers commented, ‘We actually did everything ourselves, watching video tuturials, combined with trial and error. Thats why it took over a year to produce season 1.”
After announcing the show on Amazon in November, ‘Back Stabber’ shot to the #1 most popular series in overnight, and has now gained hundreds of thousands of followers.
With the premiere now just days away, critics have called it ‘The #1 Most Anticipated Show This Year’, and the show is rumored to officially be in the running for a few Golden Globes including; Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor and Best New TV Show.
Now with such hype and dedication behind the new series, the producers said, “We never thought this would become so huge, and it’s not the money or fame were after, we just hope that our story will inspire others to never give up their dreams.”
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