FAME DISEASE is based on an original idea by writer Nessa Wrafter and co-written by Simon Killick
These sketches/webisodes will also be a co-production with Magic Alex Productions - Kate Magowan & John Simm's production company. They will be filmed in North London in Early September and available online in the Autumn.
Fame Disease is a series of comedy sketches which poke fun at contemporary society's obsession with fame. The main character is our therapist - a Ph.D. in Fame disease, (specialising in celebrity disorder), has made her an expert in her field. but just when she thinks she has seen it all...in walks another case.
And with all the supposed glamour, comes a slew of side-effects.
A few reasons: Fame does strange things to people and can be a double-edged sword, instead of the promised land of perfection which it's often thought to be. Even if you've become famous for a skill beyond many others, sometimes the work gets lost in amongst the bullshit.
Plus, the golden age of Hollywood is long gone, where in order to become a "star" one had to earn it with buckets of talent. Now we find ourselves in the age of Heat magazine and influencers.
Perhaps we're showing our age, but we think there is something inherently ridiculous about becoming famous for simply talking your daily dose of bollocks on TV, or using anti-cellulite cream on the internet...