Many of the scenes for this project were filmed years ago, and, for whatever reason, were never used for it's final release. Collectively we made a conscious decision to have this material take place in the past, keeping in mind that we'll shoot a new scene to represent the present day. #SuperheroesWithSwag is the first episode that was filmed to kick off revisiting Unsung Heroes, and this is what you will see in the embedded video below.
Something else that happened on the day was that the actor who was meant to portray the “Boyfriend” was a no-show, so we had to think fast on our feet. Luckily for us, David, our boom operator, is a natural talent when it comes to acting, and he stepped into the part with a lot of gusto, doing so while fighting with my sister, Deanna, who portrayed the girlfriend. Funnily enough, this was not only her first time filming but also the debut for Kumari (who portrayed the mother), my niece Kadie (Deanna's daughter who portrays the baby), and Oluwakayode (the ninja). In addition to this, we were also pressed for time on this shooting day because we wanted to re-film another scene, “Introducing Annie Gloom”, which is the last episode of the series.
Overall, the goal of Unsung Heroes is to be turned into a pilot, so all six scenes will be used to introduce the audience to this project and it's characters. Here, please watch the first episode below and don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe!
This article was brought to you by the actor, singer, and all round man about town, Devin Peacock, and remember, if you wish to continue this conversation about Unsung Heroes, please use the hashtag #SuperheroesWithSwag, especially via his twitter, facebook, and instagram pages.