New reality show Mile High Social tackles life, love and cow-tipping in its first video
Although Mile High Social, Denver's newest reality show, is pegged as an honest project with a humanitarian bent, its creators were still amazed by how "real" the first casting call turned out. "I was surprised by how open the women were on camera," Koncrete Media co-founder Dennis Flippin says. "It felt like real people, not just people putting up a front."
A scene from Mile High Social's first casting call.
The show's first episode won't hit the Internet until mid-April at the earliest, but the crew has created a video preview using outtakes from the casting call -- and Westword has a sneak (below) of many of the more than fifty people who auditioned to become part of the upcoming show, which will focus on women making a difference. Mile High Social will eventually air via regular 7.5-minute episodes, but this funny three-and-a-half-minute outtake reel provides a strong indication of how open and engaging many of the casting candidates can be.
Seriously. The teaser topics include -- but are in no way limited to -- Jaeger, Burning Man, one particular sexual experience there, cow-tipping, open relationships, the Mile High Club, traffic, sex in Paris and, of course, women and their pussies. (It's not what you think.) Keep reading to watch the full preview.
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This preview video focuses only on the funny moments from the first round of casting, though there were plenty of serious ones. During the casting call at Ghost Plate & Tap on March 10, all participants discussed their lives, relationships and interests on camera as they responded to questions from the crew's master list (on the next page) such as, "What's your best feature?" and "What's the craziest thing you've ever done?" Most important, however, they were asked to speak about their goals in life -- either for their organizations or themselves.
One woman described a hard personal history in South Sudan, and another broke down while remembering her deceased mother. During the five- to ten-minute interviews, the Mile High Social crew hoped to capture both the candidate's personalities and their stories. At the same time, they also kept cameras and mikes hidden around Ghost Plate to record candid moments between candidates.
"We looked at their realness, their authenticity," Flippin says. "It's like when you watch TV or a movie: There are these characters who are really compelling and people want to watch. What is that quality? We want to find that."
After their first interviews, fifteen women were selected for a round of callbacks that will take place at Wazee Supper Club at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 25. During the callbacks, the crew will pay attention to how the women act off-camera before pairing them into five groups of three to test how they interact with other women.
"We want to see how they talk about other people's causes, how they care," Koncrete co-founder Jeremiah Reddick says. "What issues would they like to address? How can we as a community address these issues?"
Although only three women will make it onto the show, its creators hope to instill a sustainable sense of audience interaction. Once the final reality stars are selected, much of their lives will be open to audience members who might want to stop by and see them at work and other events. Audience members will also be able to weigh in on the episodes using the show's YouTube channel and Facebook page.
In the meantime, weigh in below: What would you like to see from the new reality show?
Continue reading for a look at the crew's sample casting-call questions.