Amazon Original kids pilot, Maker Shack Agency takes a unique look at the adventures of Wolfie, a 13-year-old inventor with grand ideas and a motto of “fail forward.” Together with his friends Merle, a tech wizard, and Jo, a girl who can build anything, they create gadgets to help fellow classmates. Wolfie, Merle and Jo use all the branches of science and personal ingenuity to solve problems with a new invention in every episode. Watch the pilot now and help decide if this show should be made into a series.
More on the characters:
“If I wasn’t creating problems for myself, then I wouldn’t have a reason to fix them.”
If you combine the brilliant scientific mind of Ben Franklin, the resourcefulness of MacGyver and the naturally charismatic leadership of Ferris Buehler, you got the Wolf (add a little Max Fisher from RUSHMORE for good measure). He’s irrepressibly confident, naturally inquisitive and believes that every problem in life has a scientific solution.
“I write the codes that make the whole world sing.”
Youngest son of famed professional football player Merle “Lights Out” Haggerty. Both his brothers are walking refrigerators and legends in the town, sure to follow in their father’s footsteps and play professional football. To keep his father happy, Merle plays on the football team, but his true passion is computer programming where he can hack into anything.
“I sold my Barbies to buy my first power drill”
She’s the daughter of the town’s used car salesman and having grown up around the mechanics at the car dealerships, if she can’t build it, it can’t be built. Underneath her welding mask is the beautiful face of a future prom queen, but she loves getting her hands dirty. She’s popular but hasn’t been able to fully express herself and all her talents.
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Prior to the release of her Amazon Original pilot, Transparent, we asked creator Jill Soloway a few questions on the art of storytelling, her inspirations and the future of her new show. Read the article below.
Writer/Director/Producer Jill Soloway has always considered herself a “storyteller first and a filmmaker by necessity”. As a child, she and her sister created and performed plays for anyone that they could get to watch. This evolved into a drive to write and direct films and TV and to tell longer and better kinds of stories. Her career has been a successful one, serving as a writer and producer for series such as United States of Tara and Six Feet Under - for which she was nominated for 3 primetime Emmy Awards and a WGA award. She also took home the Best Director prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival for her feature film Afternoon Delight which she both wrote and directed.
Jill’s latest project is Transparent, an original comedy pilot greenlit by Amazon Studios about an L.A. family with serious boundary issues. Their past and future begins to unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone’s secrets to spill out.
We spoke to Jill about her inspirations, her approach to her multiple job titles and her expectations for Transparent.
Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling Harry Bosch series and written by Eric Overmyer and Michael Connelly, drama pilot Bosch follows a relentless LAPD homicide detective as he pursues the killer of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court on accusations that he murdered a suspected serial killer in cold blood. Bosch is played by Titus Welliver (Argo, The Good Wife) and stars Annie Wersching, Amy Price-Francis and Jamie Hector. Henrik Bastin of Fabrik Entertainment (The Killing) produced and Jim McKay directed the pilot.
Watch the pilot and help decide if this show should be made into a series. Plus watch behind the scenes footage of Michael Connelly on the set.