Ex-boyband-member-turned-reality-TV-star Hunter Landon struggles to maintain his lifestyle and be seen as a legitimate celebrity after his show is cancelled. Passed up for a featured role in the movie PIRANHAS 4 and unable to get his new reality show off the ground, he’s forced to take the only job offer he can get: a lead in a Broadway musical.
Headed by an all-star Broadway cast, FOR REAL is filled with both fictional characters and actual people in the New York theater industry– some of them parodying themselves. The series features a soundtrack from up-and-coming artists in the city’s thriving indie music scene and captures the lifestyles of people who live and create here. FOR REAL incorporates the highly digital nature of our lives by integrating texts, tweets, status updates, and other electronic communications into the cinematic frame.
Shot with two cameras, FOR REAL’s cinematic story uses 4K RED cinema cameras at 24fps style while the reality camera coverage utilizes 30fps with a special nod to the more frenetic, documenatry-esque shooting style.