Harold B. Pritchett

Black Soap Opera Home Page Black Soap Opera Part One Black Soap Opera Part Two Black Soap Opera Part Three Black Soap Opera Part Four Black Soap Opera Part Five Black Soap Opera Part Six Black Soap Opera Part Seven Black Soap Opera Part Eight Black Soap Opera Part Nine Black Soap Opera Part Ten Harold B. Pritchett Photo Inner City Bluz - Part One Inner City Bluz - Part Two Inner City Bluz - Part Three Inner City Bluz - Part Four Inner City Bluz - Part Five Inner City Bluz - Part Six Inner City Bluz - Part Seven Inner City Bluz - Part Eight Inner City Bluz - Part Nine

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Black Soap Opera

"Agape"

The Internet Webisode

Starring Neil Carr and Mark Noel

Directed by Harold B. Pritchett

 


Black Soap Opera

"Inner City Bluz"

Starring Miquail & Timera Keyes

Directed by Harold B. Pritchett

 

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"Throwaway Kids"

Directed by Harold B. Pritchett

 

 

When you think about a soap opera do you think about laundry detergent?

In early days of television, a soap opera was a daytime drama sponsored by the makers of a laundry detergent.  But today the term Soap Opera usually means an ongoing episodic series dealing with family matters broadcast on television.  Today audiences refer to such a program simply as soap.  Although no Black Soap Opera's currently air on the big networks. "Agape" is the only black soap opera webisode on the internet.

Black Soap Opera Part One

Soap Opera stories run concurrently, sometimes along the story line you will find interest that can lead into further developments. For many years no African American had any meaningful roles in the American Soap Operas and no Black Soap Operas were developed or could maintain an audience, according to the television network giants. 

Black Soap Opera Part Two

Along came the internet and Harold B. Pritchett, who wrote, directed and produced AgapePritchett started shooting his story Agape as a feature to be released on DVD.  He uploaded scenes onto the internet, using the screen name hbpy2k, for a few friends to review, what happened next - - a Black Soap Opera was born. 

Black Soap Opera Part Three

"The internet took us into a new direction.  When we looked at Agape as a Black Soap Opera, I started to follow the same formula the networks follow.   Each episode featured some of the show's current storylines but not always all of them.  We also have added lots of action which you don't see on the networks.  There is of course gun play, explosions, sex, and music that will hold an audience" Pritchett said.

Black Soap Opera Part Four

Centered on the urban streets and the problems with drugs inside cities, Pritchett selected his own hometown of Wilmington, Delaware to launch his maiden voyage as a writer, producer, and director of Agape. Using local talent and his own skills as a camera operator, he started shooting in August 2007.  

Black Soap Opera Part Five

When internet users starting watching the uploaded scenes, they began to copy the URL and embed codes.  This allowed internet users to copy and paste the video of the scenes onto other websites.  Quickly scenes from Agape spread across the world.  Giving, what was now called a "Agape The Black Soap Opera", a worldwide internet viewer ship.  Users started collecting scenes and pasting the video on more than 12,000 websites (new websites added everyday), in over 34 countries, and 12 languages.   

Black Soap Opera Part Six

Because soap operas rarely "wrap things up" story wise, and generally avoid bringing all the current storylines to a conclusion at the same time.  Pritchett and his cast started to receive email from a steady growing fan base asking to buy the complete DVD.

Black Soap Opera Part Seven

As the project rounds the corner of completion Pritchett has discovered that the future of filmmaking is here!

Black Soap Opera Part Eight

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http://www.hbp.00video.com/

http://www.hbpy2k.00video.com/

 

 

Watch the all new Black Soap Opera "Inner City Bluz"

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Inner City Bluz"- - Black Soap Opera

The webisode “Inner City Bluz” promises to reveal the hard edge of at-risk inner city children when the bottom of life falls from under them.  Forced to live on the streets, the children learn life skills and begin to understand the morals their deceased mother gave them.

Inspired by the inner city children of Wilmington, Delaware, Harold B. Pritchett has written an unusual style of webisode about the inner city.  “This is the story from the children’s perspective” says the now local director, living in Wilmington.   “Children have a different way of managing their feelings during a crisis.  Living on the inner city street is like trying to steer a sinking boat in a hurricane.  You’ll be up to your neck with problems 24/7.  The inner city streets are no place for children.”  

Watch "Agape" & "Inner City Bluz"