Last spring, FOX announced that after a nearly two-year hiatus, 24 would return to the airwaves with 24: Redemption, an unprecedented two-hour television event shot on location in South Africa and Los Angeles. Now as the producers ready this epic tale for broadcast, they are unveiling a never-before-seen collection of stunning photographs shot by five members of the show's creative team during the overseas filming. "24: Redemption - Captured in Africa" is a rare inside look at the making of the show composed of candid moments between cast and crew, including Emmy Award-winner Kiefer Sutherland; dramatic stills from the spectacular action sequences; and vivid photographic captures of the scenic South African locations. The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles will host the one-of-a-kind photo exhibit of fine art museum quality archival prints from Nov. 10, 2008 through Jan. 11, 2009, when it may move on to additional venues to be announced later.
Curated by Entertainment Weekly deputy photo director Michael Kochman and custom printed at DigitalFusion's fine art printing facility, the exhibit features works by executive producer/director Jon Cassar, director of photography Rodney Charters, producer Michael Klick, unit photographer Kelsey McNeal and star/executive producer Kiefer Sutherland.
"I was so impressed with the quality of the photography, and it was exciting to see a production photographed from five different perspectives," said Kochman. "Each photographer captured something very special and poetic - sometimes intimate, sometimes epic, sometimes documentary-like and raw. It all adds up to a fascinating photographic experience."
"Shooting 24: Redemption in South Africa was the highlight of my six years on the show," said 24 executive producer and Emmy Award-winning director Jon Cassar. "It was nothing short of exhilarating. Africa also became a wonderful canvas for the still photography enthusiasts among our crew. Every day put us in places and situations that were new and exciting to us, and our cameras clicked constantly. This exhibit chronicles the seven weeks that were spent in Cape Town and the surrounding regions from moments captured during a hectic shooting schedule to the faces and places that represent not only the making of 24 but the Africa of today."
"We are so excited to be the first to host this extraordinary photo exhibit from one of today's most popular television shows, 24, which offers another unique way to connect the creative community with media enthusiasts here at the Paley Center," said Barbara Dixon, vice president and director of The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. "This exhibit is going to have enormous appeal to everyone from the most serious photography aficionado to the most passionate 24 fan. And what better place to showcase exclusive behind-the-scenes content from such a genre-defining television show than in our gallery at the Paley Center?"
A private opening for press and invited guests, sponsored by DigitalFusion and Photobucket, kicks off the exhibit's run on Monday, Nov. 10 at 7:00 PM at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. 24: Redemption cast and crew members, including star Kiefer Sutherland, are scheduled to appear in addition to the exhibit photographers. Beginning that night, visitors to Photobucket.com can view exclusive highlights of the exhibit as well as additional photographs. They will also be able to access a 24: Redemption-themed background to customize their Photobucket albums.
"24: Redemption - Captured in Africa" opens to the general public Wednesday, Nov. 12 and runs through Jan. 11, 2009, and is included in the free admission to the Paley Center. The Paley Center for Media, located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, is open 12:00-5:00 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. The center is closed on New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission and parking are free.
On Sunday, Nov. 23 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), FOX will broadcast the two-hour television event 24: Redemption, and on Tuesday, Nov. 25, Fox Home Entertainment will release the 24: Redemption DVD. The special edition DVD includes an exclusive director's cut featuring over ten minutes of never-before-seen footage not shown in the television broadcast, as well as additional bonus features including commentary, a behind-the-scenes on-location documentary and an exclusive sneak peek at Season Seven including the first 16 minutes of the premiere episode. Celebrating its 150th episode this year, 24 returns this January for its seventh season Mondays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.