Calling all OBX fans! CLS is very excited to welcome one of the creators of the hit TV series Outer Banks, Jonas Pate, for a special talk on what it was like to film in Charleston, having a career as a filmmaker, and the creative process that goes into creating a show like OBX.
Created by brothers Josh & Jonas Pate and Shannon Burke, Outer Banks is set in a coastal town along the Outer Banks of North Carolina (but actually filmed in Charleston!), where there is a stark social divide between wealthy seasonal residents and working-class locals (who have the nicknames “Kooks” and “Pogues”, respectively). The show follows a group of ‘Pogue’ teenagers who live at The Cut, and are determined to find out what happened to the missing father of the group’s ringleader, John B. Along the way, they discover a legendary treasure that is tied to John B’s father. Chased by the law and a wealthy group of Kooks from Figure Eight, the Pogues seek to overcome obstacles such as drugs, love, fighting, friendship, money, and the disenfranchisement of being an American teen.
About Jonas Pate:
Jonas Michael Pate is an American screenwriter, director and producer. He wrote and directed The Grave, Deceiver, The Take, and directed Shrink. Pate also co-created Good vs Evil, Surface and Outer Banks.