Thursday, March 29, 2007

Voicemails Are Inspiration Behind New Internet Show

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One missed phone call has become the inspiration behind a new Internet TV series.

In the past four years, Michael Wilde has collected more than 3,000 voicemails that he says range from funny to tragic.

Now, he’s turned the messages into a new series called – what else? – Voicemail.

Says Wilde: “It stopped being about the actual words people were saying and became more about the background noises – it was almost like listening to music – there’s a story in every little message.”

The show features a lone, silent actor and his answering machine and focuses on his reactions to various calls taken from Wilde’s real life.

Wilde admits the show has the potential to go on forever because he still saves every message he gets, although there is no plans to incorporate text messages or emails into the show.

As he puts it, “There’s something about hearing someone’s voice that is way more interesting for TV than having the character communicate through text messages.

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