Learning From Reality TV

British drama-makers are learning how to make their projects in a different way, borrowing from lessons learned from reality TV. “Not having words, only outlines, you get a different kind of energy taking off. They are tremendously scary projects — with two or three of these films in the cutting room people have told us they are untransmittable. There is a very fine line between working and not working. That is what is so exciting; this kind of danger in the endeavour has given a new kick of life to the drama scene.”