Once, ‘bitten.’ – Twice, on the Telly?

1 08 2012


Well friends, it seems that the whispers have now built up into a din and that a TV show could soon, maybe definitely, be the case. The story goes something like this… (with a  precursor of months of if’s and buts and big fat maybes)

[Get straight to the good stuff and TV pilot HERE]

There was once a blog (yes that’s this), and then a book called ‘bitten.’ which, by the way, is now available on Amazon in the good old US of A AND the UK. Super duper hey? And, then, there was a TV pilot. A teeny tiny little TV pilot, with a not so teeny tiny pregnant me, that we filmed in Cape Town in February last year (2011). And then, a production company, or two, who rather fancied said TV pilot. And then, lo and behold, some folks at a distribution company over in the UK who thought this was all just dandy and so now, we’re helter skelter head over heels on our way to making a fully-fledged TV show. Kind of amazing hey?

To add to all the amazingness, we have some of South Africa’s most talented Chefs lined up to join us, a wine connoisseur or two, and a few epic destinations. What could possibly be more fun?

And so? Well, we need your help.

You see, we are THIS close to having all the cash we need to get cracking. We have super duper product sponsors on board. Truly. And we have most of the doe. But it needs to rise a little (you see what I did there?). And we thought, well, since this is a story about a blog that became a book, and because blogs are such a community affair, why not take this to you, the people, and see if we can make the last step a team effort? And this isn’t just all take, you see we’ve got some mighty nice reciprocations for you. Such as, free signed books, your name on the credit list for the show, free dinners I’ll come to your house and cook for you, that kinda stuff. You like? I hope so. And if you do, hop on over here to the genius community fundraising site that is Indiegogo and have a peek. And tell your friends to have a peekaboo too. Or at least just check out chubby me in the pilot for curiosity’s sake!

Watch the pilot and find out more HERE.

*A few provisos for the pilot a) Like I said, I was pregnant b) It was done quick quick (3 days) and totally un-scripted, so there are a few dumb-blonde-y moments and spatterings of non-essential ooh’s and ah’s and ok’s which I hope you’ll forgive me for.

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14 responses

1 08 2012
Barbs

You looked great and the pilot blew me away! Hope you get the rest of the funds required. I will help you out when I see you in Aug!! Don’t have credit card for online stuff – :( so VERY chuffed for you!!!!!!!

1 08 2012
Colleen

This is fantastic. So very thrilled for you Sarah! :) I am trying to get to the links but the Indiegogo site seems to be broken…..or something. It just keeps saying Invalid page and the tech team have been notified….I hope it works soon xxx

1 08 2012
afoodieliveshere

oh no! Thanks for letting me know Colly… hope you get to see it soon xx

1 08 2012
Colleen

Finally done. I thought I would just let you know…..wishing you huge success lovely girl. It is a stunning Pilot….you are a natural and it is going to be just fabulous xx

2 08 2012
afoodieliveshere

Thank you SO much Colly, and I saw your contribution, you and Donald are so very kind and generous. I appreciate the support hugely. Will keep you posted on progress xxx

3 08 2012
Colleen

;) xxx

1 08 2012
Sam Woulidge

Sarah! This is fabulous!. (and btw you were glorious when pregnant) The show will be great and you will be a wonderful ambassador for South Africa and South African food.

1 08 2012
afoodieliveshere

Thank you lovely Sam, that is so kind.

1 08 2012
Sam

Go Sarah! you transfer so well onto TV and look so pretty on the pilot. I wish you all the best with this next adventure in your career.

2 08 2012
afoodieliveshere

Thank you so much Sam, so kind of you and thanks for the encouragement xx

2 08 2012
nina

Well done Sarah, you are truly an inspiration!!

3 08 2012
afoodieliveshere

Ah thank you Nina, that is so kind. And so are you!! xx

20 08 2012
mandy nevay

i have recently found your blog after buying your AMAZING book! i promised my husband i would try every single recipe in the book – i’m about a third of the way through – the brownies and cheese muffins are my favourite! Thank you for a wonderful book and blog and I can’t wait to see your show on tv.

20 08 2012
afoodieliveshere

Hi Mandy, thank you so much for your very kind words. I couldn’t be happier to hear that you are enjoying my book so much! And thanks for visiting my blog, I hope we can keep you busy with lots of new ideas. Best wishes, Sarah x

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