New Reality Show Eyes Malibu High

Casting started this week for "Our Summer," which will follow eight high school students as documented on social media from either Malibu, Santa Monica or Pacific Palisades high schools.

A new reality show that will document the lives of eight teenagers hopes to pick a cast from Malibu High School, the show's casting director said Wednesday.

Flyers for "Our Summer," which comes from Sean Travis, executive producer of The Hills and The City, began circulating on Facebook and other sites on Monday.

The show will seek to document the lives of eight students through social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other sites, according to Shaggy Bajrami, who is the casting director for the project. Parents will be welcome to work with the show.

"The project will shoot over the summer, not on school campuses. The series will document the cast's lives as they unfold during the summertime. Story lines all depend on the cast that will be the chosen," Bajrami said.

Bajrami hopes to cast students from , Santa Monica or Pacific Palisades high schools, as well as several private schools in West Los Angeles. The hope is to capture the beach culture in Los Angeles, Bajrami said.

"The whole thing depends on the most amazing personalities," Bajrami said. "We are hoping it will come from Malibu. It would be great if they all know each other."

Only students from one high school will likely make the final cut, she said, adding that she is looking for juniors and seniors.

She added that the concept of the show is to explore what happens in the summer after school ends, including what happens to relationships, education and jobs.

"They will be integral to the story telling in that producers will encourage them to communicate on their social media platforms about what the audience is watching unfold on the series itself," Bajrami said.

Bajrami said she hopes Malibu High School makes the cut because of the beauty of the area.

"Malibu to me has this amazing access because it is by the beach it is on PCH. It involves this whole beautiful culture. It’s very scenic and it is very outgoing," Bajrami said.

Anyone interested was asked to send their name, phone number, a photo and a short blurb on why they should be on the show to OurSummerCasting@gmail.com.

Susan Tellem May 09, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Yet another vehicle to try to show Malibu as nothing but rich spoiled and over the top. Please let's not feed the reality TV monster with our precious children.
Scott Alexander May 09, 2012 at 10:30 PM
They can't show what isn't there. This can be our opportunity to defy the Baywatch stereotypes. People already have giant misconceptions about Malibu; I want to see them challenged and this seems like an opportunity to do so.
LT May 09, 2012 at 10:35 PM
I'd watch it
Natasha Y. May 09, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Could be pretty interesting, depends on the cast they choose to represent the community and the lifestyle. I love the Malibu I know and I hope others will see what it's like. It doesn't sound like they want affluence from this article anyway... more like beach culture.
Tracy May 09, 2012 at 10:49 PM
I would love to see the real families in Malibu if that is not who was on the other shows, some involved parents, some fun kids turning into adults over the summer with a beautiful background and beach culture. Sounds awesome!!
chad patteron May 09, 2012 at 11:15 PM
What a great idea, cannot wait to tune in! Who does not love Malibu. chad P.
Rachel Russell May 10, 2012 at 12:07 AM
I'd way rather watch kids from the LA beaches than the OC beaches, they have much more culturally influenced lives. I bet we'd see a lot more than the steretypical rich white kids, especially in the current social climate. As long as it's not teen mom, i'm happy to see smart and driven teenagers!
John Mazza May 10, 2012 at 12:13 AM
It is always hard to shoot a series in Malibu because there is a limit of 14 shooting days at one one location. That is why series like The Bachelor ,which claimed to be shot in Malibu, are actually shot outside of Malibu.
Prince May 10, 2012 at 02:42 AM
I'm watching every episode.
Marshall Thompson May 10, 2012 at 03:08 AM
If this show presents Malibu and it's precious teens in a favorable light, I might die of shock. I worked in reality television in the late 1990s when the cameras rolled alongside LAPD officers on their patrols. You know, REALITY. Today's "non-scripted" shows are drenched in ugly competition and exploit the absolute WORST of human emotions: rage, jealousy, selfish and venal behavior of all kinds. There is no way on Earth I would permit my child to participate in such a program. I may be off the mark but the show will reveal itself soon enough. Good luck to all involved, please be kind to Malibu and respectful to it's precious children.
Rebecca Vinagro May 10, 2012 at 04:11 AM
I think it will show how greatly influences and decisions affect your life and relationships. Maybe they'll learn past presedence.
hellwood May 10, 2012 at 05:38 PM
a show about sex, drugs, and underage drinking?
Trip McNealy May 11, 2012 at 02:12 AM
I can't wait for this show. Like it or not - "The Situation" is a multi-millionaire now, and this show doesn't even sound like drama at all. I have so many friends in Malibu, I won't miss an episode!


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