October 14, 2008 – Last spring, FOX announced that after a nearly two-year hiatus, “24” would return to the airwaves with an unprecedented two-hour television event shot on location in South Africa and Los Angeles entitled “24: Redemption.” Now as the producers ready this epic tale for broadcast, they are unveiling a never-before-seen collection of stunning photographs shot by five of the show’s creative team during the filming overseas. “24: Redemption — Captured in Africa” is a rare inside look at the making of the show which comprises candid moments between cast and crew, including Emmy Award-winner star Kiefer Sutherland; dramatic stills from the spectacular action sequences; and vivid photographic captures of the scenic South African locations. The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles will host the one-of-a-kind photo exhibit of fine art museum quality archival prints which debuts on November 10 and will remain on public view through January 11, 2009.
Curated by Entertainment Weekly’s Deputy Photo Director Michael Kochman and custom printed at DigitalFusion’s fine art printing facility, the exhibit features works by Executive Producer/Director Jon Cassar, Director of Photography Rodney Charters, Producer Michael Klick, Unit Photographer Kelsey McNeal and Star/Executive Producer Kiefer Sutherland.
DigitalFusion’s Post Production custom printed all the photographs and is sponsoring the event. “We’re thrilled that fine art photography has been chosen by the 24 team to showcase this behind the scenes body of work from such a landmark television event,” DigitalFusion co-founders Hugh Milstein and Jon Moeller. “Working through concept, editing and the final printmaking process with these inspired artists has been a privilege,” said Milstein. “The exhibit is an amazing showcase of our digital photography services, we were thrilled to participate with our friends at FOX,” added Moeller.
DigitalFusion, a Los Angeles digital photographic rental & post-production facility, helped design and sponsor the exhibit.
Remarked Kochman, “I was so impressed with the quality of the photography and it was exciting to see a production photographed from five different perspectives. Each photographer captured something very special and poetic– sometimes intimate, sometimes epic, sometimes documentary-like and raw. It all adds up to a fascinating photographic experience.”
“Shooting ‘24:Redemption’ in South Africa was the highlight of my six years on the show. It was nothing short of exhilarating,” commented “24” executive producer and Emmy award-winning director Jon Cassar, who contributed photographs to the exhibit. “Africa also became a wonderful canvas for the still photography enthusiasts among our crew. Every day put us in places and situations that were new and exiting to us, and our cameras clicked constantly. This exhibit chronicles the seven weeks that were spent in Capetown and the surrounding regions from moments captured during a hectic shooting schedule to the faces and places that represent not only the making of ‘24’ but the Africa of today.”
The show opens to the general public November 11th and runs through January 11, 2009 when it moves on to DigtalFusion where the photographers will speak at a special event about the making of the images.
The Paley Center for Media, located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, is open Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. and is closed on New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Admission and parking are free.
On Sunday, November 23, FOX broadcasts the two-hour television event “24: Redemption” from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT, and on Tuesday, November 25, FOX Home Entertainment releases the “24: Redemption” DVD — in addition to selling at retail outlets nationwide, the DVD will also be available for sale in the Paley Center gift shop.
“24” returns for a seventh season to Monday nights at 9:00 PM ET/PT on FOX this January.