Actor hoping to make his Marc with TV comedy
PUBLISHED: 12:07 05 July 2012
»A comedy actor is hoping to get his big break after filming a new television series.
Marc Coleman, 26, of London Road, Romford, has just finished directing and appearing in his own television series filmed on the streets of Romford, called Promoted.
He said: “We’re having a lot of fun with the series and we are just trying to put ourselves out there and hope that people find it entertaining.”
Marc wrote the first part earlier this year with his acting partner of four years, Mark Elias, 27, from Stockwell.
The series follows a team of experimental marketers who get into a few disagreements during their working day.
Marc said: “The whole idea of the film is to show ways of experimental marketing but we obviously add a twist of comedy to it. We really enjoyed filming the first episode, mainly because Romford is where I am from, and it was just generally pretty funny.”
In the first episode the duo begin their journey outside Liverpool Street train station, before tackling High Street, Romford, where Marc is forced to wear a dog outfit – much to his dismay.
The documentary-style episode lasts for around 12 minutes and Romford’s Marks and Spencer store can clearly be recognised in the background.
Marc, who attended Barking and Dagenham College, has been acting for the past seven years.
He has worked around London since finishing his studies and recently created a show called Jeremy Vile, a parody of the ITV show Jeremy Kyle.
Marc said: “We had a lot of odd looks from members of the public in Romford when we were filming. I think they thought we were a bit mad.”
Marc says that he has enough ideas to continue the series, but he is hoping that it is picked up by a production company.
n You can support the comedy pair by watching and sharing Promoted at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VeP3BVT1qw