My latest TV project was a pilot for A&E about a rough-and-tumble sheriff in rural McCreary County, Kentucky in the Danielle Boone National Forest. We shot two half hour episodes following Sheriff Gus Skinner, and his deputies as they enforce the law in the hollers and back roads on the edge of the Appalachian Mountains.
This series was produced by Skip Film, and I was a Field Producer on location in Kentucky for several weeks. The shoots were often run-and-gun, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants in nature, as we filmed Sheriff Gus respond to emergency calls, bust moonshiners, track down drug runners, and serve warrants with dangerous criminals. The colorful characters in McCreary County (one of the poorest and most rural communities in Kentucky), and the strong personalities of the deputies and Sheriff Gus himself made this a really fun and interesting project. Here’s hoping that it gets picked up for a full series!
I can’t say much more about the show until it airs, here are a few Instagrams I took during the shoot: