A TARBOLTON lad has produced his own hit TV series during lockdown that is now showing on Amazon Prime.

Kris Scott, 24, teamed up with creative friends to produce a gripping at-home-thriller Detachment filmed entirely remotely.

Based on the real-life events of the coronavirus lockdown, the show introduces a range of characters with actors from America involved.

In a unique production – each role was developed by the actor and then moulded to fit a story line which tells of the confusion, isolation and fear of a global pandemic.

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Talented director, Kris started the production after his feature film Love, My Way in a Northern town which is filmed in Ayrshire had to be stopped due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Inspired by zombie thrillers like 28 Days Later, Kris got to work with his team.

He told the Advertiser: “At the start of lockdown all our creativity just kind of paused – we didn’t know what to do with ourselves.

“With everything that was going on, daily updates from the Government we just got the idea and started putting it together.

“It was meant to be a short film, but everyone just came together. I had more actors wanting to be involved.

“It’s unique because all these actors are having to direct themselves.

“Some of them I’ve worked with before, some are just friends that I haven’t worked with.”

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As the show began to grow more popular actors from across the pond got in touch asking to be involved, includig one actress featured in a hit Netflix show.

Kris said: “One of the American girls (Jordyn Aurora Aquino) was in Better Call Saul.”

“I was talking to her saying I was doing this and then she wanted to be involved so I started trying to connect that with Scotland, so I thought of two friends who know each other from being at a US summer camp together.”

The show features familiar elements of lockdown with characters communicating via online video calls and left alone in the house.

There are also nods to the panic buying which saw shops empty of loo rolls.

Kris said: “They created their own characters and I put it into the story, if they could relate to things that we all experienced then it makes it more immersive for the audience as well.

Kris, who also works as a supervisor in Ayr’s KFC, decided to alert online streaming giants Amazon Prime to his latest work, and he was amazed to find they wanted to feature it.

He said: “I had no words it was unreal - everyone was kind of surprised. It’s not very professional. It’s folk getting together and doing something we love. It was our way of spending lockdown.

“It made you really appreciate what goes into producing something.