Have you heard about the edgy new show called "The wHole"? Well if you haven't, let us be the first to tell you that it's a gritty, edgy and much needed web series that will open your eyes to the defects within the U.S Prison System.
For far too long media has skirted around the idea of what it's actually like in prison, especially when it comes to solitary confinement. "The wHole" is a show that's ready to take you deep behind the walls and expose the horrors that happen within the U.S Prison System. Are you ready to go inside? Let's Unhinge...
What's "The wHole" About?
From what we can tell in the pilot of "The wHole" is that it's a show unlike anything we've ever seen. Of course, we've all watched television shows like MSNBC's LockUp and HBO's Oz, but nothing like this.
Just in the first few moments of watching "The wHole" you are already thrown into the jail and stripped of your personal belongings. There's no long-standing goodbyes or one last phone call, you are in jail and there's nothing you can do about it.
Marcus Williams played by William Brown is the first character you identify with in "The wHole" as you experience the prison system through his eyes. You get to see what it's like to have the sentimental possessions that make jail time manageable taken from you.
Something as nonthreatening as a picture simply tossed into the wind, once again reinforcing the prison's power over your life.
Once Williams makes it to the wHole that's where reality begins to hit him.. hard. But what does someone do with all that time? What do you do with that angst welling up inside that the prison system is supposedly supposed to help you reform?
Well, as you'll see in the pilot linked below, there's only one place it can go... Out!
What Inspired The Creation Of "The wHole"
Well, we've got our thoughts on what would prompt such a bold statement in the age of today's entertainment, but we figured, "Why not let the writer/director Ramon Hamilton answer that very question?".
We were fortunate enough to catch up with Mr. Hamilton and asked him a few questions about the upcoming web series and this is summary of what was said...
Unhinged Reviews: With the raw gritty nature of the show, what type of mindset shifts or real-world changes are you wanting to see within the U.S Prison System?
Hamilton: I would like to the see the U.S prison system go from a system of punishment to a system of actual rehabilitation. The current system in place doesn't do much to provide the tools that will allow inmates to come out better than when they went in. This fact in itself contributes to the high recidivism rates that we have in this country.
Unhinged Reviews: Is the purpose of this show geared to raising awareness about the flaws within the current prison system?
Hamilton: The intent of the show is to start a conversation and get people questioning the idea of Mass Incarceration and Solitary Confinement. When you look at the psychological damage that occurs when an inmate is held in confinement for months or even years at a time, how is that helping the individual? How are they suppose to improve if they are not given any tools to help them rehabilitate before being released back into society?
Today's prisoner are tomorrow's neighbor and if we want a better society we have to look at the ugly aspects of Mass Incarceration.
Unhinged Reviews: What has been the response from individuals that have actually been incarcerated and watched the pilot of The wHole?
Hamilton: The feedback that we've received from individuals that have actually experienced solitary confinement within the prison system has been appreciation. They feel that Brown's portrayal of the character, William, gives an accurate representation of the anguish an inmate can experience while incarcerated.
And a big part of that goes to Brown's ability to draw from his real life experience within the system. He's been able to take a negative experience and use it as a teaching tool to communicate what solitary confinement is really like.
Here's Why You Should Watch "The wHole"
After speaking with Hamlton we can already tell you that the pilot episode you'll watch in a minute is only the tip of the iceberg! "The wHole" is a show that will open your mind to the wrongs within the U.S prison system from all perspectives. It's going to be a web series that's thought-provoking and definitely a conversation-starter.
So are you ready to watch it? You can watch the first episode here --> The wHole <--
Can't Wait To See More Of "The wHole"?
Good, now let us tell you how you can make that happen. "The wHole" is still in it's early stages of development and is needing just a little more support to unleash this quality brand of edutainment on the world. Think Ten Media Group has partnered with Seed&Spark to create a crowd-funding campaign that allows supporters of the show to contribute and in return you receive Huge Rewards.
If you want to know where you can support the show and get things like the first season of "The wHole", before it comes out, -->click here<-- for more information.
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