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Next Generation TV: Boise State Program Gives Students Media Experience

Lucky Us Film
Narrative TV Initiative
A still from "Lucky Us" shows the winning lottery ticket accidentally left behind with a restaurant tip.


The Narrative TV Initiative is a Boise State University program that gives students real world experience in the television production process through the creation from start to finish of a show. 


They debuted their first series, called ‘And Beyond,’ two years ago. Now, their second series is nearly ready for audiences. 

‘Lucky Us’ tells the story of a woman down on her luck when she finds a lottery ticket left behind by a friend. It’s a winning ticket. She has to decide whether to be honest and return the ticket or use the winnings to help her struggling family. 


Two students — Andrea Carrizales and Matt Dominick — join Idaho Matters to talk about the process of creating a TV show, along with the director of the Narrative TV Initiative Ryan Cannon. 

The series premier will be at the Egyptian Theatre on Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m. The screening of three half-hour episodes is free and open to the public.

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters

Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.