Posted Tuesday 23 Nov 2021
Well this is exciting!! Congratulations to the team of INSiDE which won Best Short-Form Series at yesterday's International Emmy® Awards. Producer Liz DiFiore accepted the award, and the Sky New Zealand Original Production was the only Australasian nominee across all categories.
Starring Morgana O'Reilly (pictured) as main character Rose, INSiDE is a cautionary tale about the human need for real connection. Rose is a recluse who works in a tech company. She takes revenge on her former enemies in high school by gaining access to their video conferences. She also uses this to spy on multiple people all around the globe. INSiDE deals with themes that were exacerbated in the pandemic including anxiety, loneliness, and a transition to a mostly online set-up.
The series is made up of eight 15-minute episodes and premiered on Sky’s free-to-air channel Prime in September 2020. Working with a small budget and a tight timeframe, series creators and Luminous Beast founders Peter Salmon, Shoshana McCallum and Dan Musgrove, and series producer Liz DiFiore, had to adapt to making television during a pandemic: it was created during New Zealand’s alert level four lockdown in 2020 and filmed during alert levels three and two under strict Covid protocols.
Producing credits also go to Dana Youngman, Sky TV NZ Senior Commissioner and Annie Murray, Sky TV NZ Manager Local Content, Entertainment.