Burge wins Emmy

#7DaysLater Director Daley Pearson, Associate Producer Alexander Burge and Writer/Creative Producer Nick Boshier.

#7DaysLater Director Daley Pearson, Associate Producer Alexander Burge and Writer/Creative Producer Nick Boshier.

FORMER Numeralla student, Alexander Burge, has won an International Emmy with his production team for the ABC television series, #7DaysLater.

The television series won Best Digital Fiction Program at the MipTV program sales market in Cannes, France in April.

Mr Burge, 25, worked as associate producer on the production whilst completing his Public Communication studies at the University of Technology Sydney.

The show was described by ABC as a "digital crowd-sourced comedy series" as it allowed audiences to contribute to the storyline each week by interacting on social media.

"Straight after the show the production team would all gather in a room at ABC and search on Twitter, Facebook and Google Hangouts. Audience members would log in and we would interact with them to see what worked on the show and what didn't," Mr Burge explained.

"We would start the new week with a key word and from there build the storyline on suggestions from the audience. Then we would have seven days to put it through production, which is ridiculous when you think about it."

The ensemble cast was made up of Australian youtube celebrities as well as special guest stars such as Colin Mochrie, John Jarratt, Corey Feldman and Jermaine Clement. "It was very rewarding, we were apart of something that had never been done before," Mr Burge said.

"Most of the production team didn't sleep for seven weeks. Scripts were done by 3am Friday, for filming later that morning. That gave post production three days to get the episode ready for air by Tuesday.

"We were also working on behind the scene videos each week and encouraged our Youtube cast to make videos about their time behind the scenes."

The 10 minute episodes aired over six weeks on ABC2 during October and November 2013 and have high hopes for a possible second season.

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