There’s a reason why movies play such an essential part in our lives; they portray our emotions on the big screen. Thriller, adventure, comedy, horror, and romance, you’ll find it all in the mesmerizing world of cinema, along with the realization that motion pictures often do more than just entertain. They help shape society, draw attention to overlooked things, and inspire and educate people. Some like Life’s Rewards aim at boosting tourism!
The upcoming Amazon Prime scripted series has been filmed and produced in St. Pete/Clearwater with the sole purpose of attracting visitors to its serene filming locations. If you’re a resident of the area or have been then on a trip, you’re likely to spot The Don CeSar, Tarpon Springs sponge docks, the Salvador Dali Museum, and other beautiful sites.
Talking enthusiastically to FOX 13, President and CEO at Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, Steve Hayes called the series one-of-its-kind and said that its script and footage were in perfect sync with the destination. Considering the series a high-class upgrade to a 30-minute infomercial, Hayes hoped it inspires viewers to visit the Bay area.
Only time will tell whether or not Hayes’ hopes come true, but for now, let’s take a quick peek ourselves!
Unfolding the backdrop of Life’s Rewards
Jointly produced by “St. Pete/Clearwater Film Commission,” “Visit Florida,” and “Visit St. Pete/Clearwater,” the series is set to premier on Amazon Prime on May 10, 2021. It features different destinations from Pinellas County, the place the crew visited to shoot the scenes.
Life’s Rewards narrates the story of Dan Kinney, who is the son of a rich manager. Kinney goes on a business trip, makes some wrong decisions, and gets fired from his job. He’s left stranded at The Don CeSar with little money. In a surprising turn of events, Kinney learns that he has lots of hotel points to his name, which can help him survive for six months. And then the rest of the plot covers his adventures from then on.
The series not only features renowned stars but also some locals from Pinellas County. Some of the hotel staff of The Don CeSar are also part of the show.
Let’s hear it from Todd Gehrke, the marketing director at The Don CeSar
Todd Gehrke chips in that the series exhibits scenes from the whole hotel. Since it highlights a tropical beach resort, many of its segments are bar-centric, which show guests enjoying themselves. Gehrke also revealed that there is a special package to be offered to series fans with which people can enjoy things at the hotel, just like Kinney did in the movie. They can engage in jet skiing, eat at locations where Kinney dined, and do much other fun stuff.
Summing it up
Though the movie is first releasing on Amazon Prime, viewers can also watch it on YouTube, GoUSA TV, and Places Travel. According to recent reports, the first season of the series will feature eight episodes of ten to fifteen minutes each. So if you’re looking for something binge-worthy, don’t forget to watch Life’s Rewards!