|If your family's "funny, interesting & a little bit crazy" - Muge Productions need to hear from you!|
If you’ve ever watched TV reality show, Keeping up with the Kardashians, and thought “my family could better that”, well here’s your chance! Muge Productions is looking for a Turkish family in
to feature in six 3-minute episodes that will be presented for airing on Channel 4 Shorts.
If the mini series is a hit, the producers could be commissioned to turn it
into a reality TV show on a national channel. London
The show’s writer and director Muge Ahmet told T-VINE the series is a light-hearted look at how a modern Turkish family functions in
“Family life is important to Turks and
this is a fantastic opportunity to expose our culture. The family we are looking
for are funny, interesting and a little bit crazy, which all makes for great TV
The ideal family comprises of a mum and dad with two or three teenage children or young adults (a mixture of sons and daughters), perhaps a nene or a dede, dayı or a teyze in the mix too. The show would be unscripted, aiming to capture the family in their natural habitat over a short period of time, primarily during social gatherings in their home, such as at dinner, or at other family moments (wedding, shopping…) allowing viewers to gain a glimpse into family life and the different personalities involved.
Muge, who has previously written for Eastenders spinoff series E20 and has penned a new comedy sitcom about a Turkish Cypriot family living next door to a Nigerian family, has been pushing for more diversity on British television. She says, “Now I have the attention of Commissioner from a national TV station, I am keen to make a positive impression”.