Cape Coral business eyes Reality TV stardom

Posted at 11:11 AM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 11:11:22-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Boat builders from Cape Coral hope to be the stars of a reality show. Action Craft's team had to get used to having a TV production crew around.

"Day One was cameras in your face, you got some lighting,and you are doing some retakes," said Chad Kovarik, the owner.

Chuck Ardezzone has been in the TV production business for the past decade. He knows what the networks want.

"The networks right now are looking for family owned and operated businesses in an interesting world," said Ardezzone, the CEO of InTroubleZone Productions.

Ardezzone thinks the boat builders at Action Craft will impress network executives enough to have a pilot shot.  "They got all these family dynamics here. You got a father and son, you got a uncle and a nephew, you got brother-in-laws. It's a dysfunctional fun family here," he said.

Ardezzone and his crew filming a demo reel. It is a tool production companies use to pitch shows to Networks looking for new shows.

"You got to catch them in five minutes. Tell them who the characters are, what is at stake, and then pitch it out to the networks," said Ardezzone

Chuck's team say the reality of reality TV is that it is not for everyone.

"Some people have it and some people don't. There is definitely a few stars in the making here," said Ardezzone.