Monday, November 8th, 2010...3:19 pm
High Rise: Barnes reaches new heights with innovative drama series
Posted by Derek
He says it has a little Melrose Place and a dash of Modern Family with a little Californication mixed in. That sounds like something I would watch! And now more and more people are watching. Steve Barnes (BS RTF ’89) has come up with an innovative series called High Rise. The drama takes place in a luxury high-rise and features all aspects of a spicy drama… sex, murder, betrayal, etc. No need to flip through the channels on your flat screen at home to watch. You can find High Rise right here on the internet.
Barnes calls High Rise a bridge between the internet and television. He says this new concept is a way to have a relationship with the viewer and not “just throw things at them.” The Corpus Christi-native is in pre-production for season two at his studio in The Atlantic Residences , a beautiful, 47-story, high-rise building near downtown Atlanta.
Barnes is a former award-winning radio disc jockey and is also an actor with several movies and television credits to his name. He’s also a big Longhorn football fan which means he, like a lot of us, is not in such a good mood these days! Enjoy my brief interview with Barnes during a recent trip to Atlanta. Check out the view!