We Own The Streets - Episode 5
Cork TV Series into RTE Final
An unlikely group of friends partaking in RTE's Storyland Competition have created one of the most interesting and contemporary series to come out of Ireland for quite some time.
In a true reflection of our current economic times, the team are comprised of two ex- Architects and an ex- Musician, with just one of the four having experience in film making. Yet We Own the Streets is still emerging as one of the most original contenders in the competition.
A mockumentary that follows the life of up-and-coming music producer and "free-runner" Ekz Elle, the series uses hand-held cameras and real locations to reinforce the documentary aspect of the work, and it's this cinema-verité style that is really marking it out.
In the style of programmes like Curb Your Enthusiasm, this character based series works without a script or pre-rehearsed dialogue in a hitherto unused approach for Irish television.
Instead the filmmakers work collaboratively, setting a concept and overall direction for each episode, and allowing the characters to improvise dialogue in each scene. This approach focuses on the development of the characters over time, making the Storyland platform, which produces a 6-episode series over a
Ekz Elle surveys new belle Caroline Moron.