Multi-Platform Series The Steps Wins International Pilots Competition At Banff World Media Festival
By T6W Staff
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Who: The Steps is created by and stars actor Dylan Kussman whose credits include Dead Poets Society, upcoming Tom Cruise starrer Jack Reacher, upcoming Denzel Washington starrer Flight.
Produced by digital studio Giantleap Industries.
What: Multi-Platform series The Steps follows alcoholic Los Angeles private investigator Charlie Madison, who escapes tinseltown to Chattanooga, TN to avoid prosecution for some shady spying he’d done in California. When he gets into hot water in Chattanooga, too, the troubled P.I. has to return to L.A. with a 24-hour window to locate a buried thumbdrive that could free him from his legal troubles in both cities. But Charlie can’t get the drive without digging up his haunted past.
In the vein of AMC’s The Killing and Breaking Bad, The Steps presents a compelling ensemble cast of characters in a down-the-rabbit-hole story world. Breathtaking cinematography and sophisticated noir styling sets The Steps apart from other independently produced pilots.
Watch the first episode of Season 2 of The Steps
When & Where: The BANFF International Pilots Competition honors and showcases ground-breaking new projects from around the world.
The Steps was awarded the International Pilots Competition Best Drama Award Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel During the 33rd annual conference in Alberta. The award was accepted by creator Kussman and executive producer Adam Paul.
About Banff: The Banff World Media Festival is the world’s largest and most important gathering of entertainment industries and digital media executives dedicated to media content production, broadcast and distribution within TV and digital media. Banff provides a platform for the evolving media industry to develop its creative and business objectives, serves as the leading destination for co-production and co-venture partners and is an unparalleled destination for more than 2000 international decision makers to meet, learn and do business. For more information visit www.banffmediafestival.com
Series Music: We’ll Find Out by alternative folk rockers Timber Timbre is featured in the pilot and can be found on iTunes. Press access to the band is also available upon request.
Giantleap Industries: An independent digital production studio responsible for award-winning filmed content, Giantleap Industries seeks to develop and sell high quality television and web content through its strategic partnerships to bridge the divide between the two platforms.