TV

Zig Zag, Barcroft unite to tell “Unbelievable Truth”

UK indie Zig Zag Productions is once again teaming up with frequent collaborator Barcroft Media to coproduce Unbelievable Truth (13 x 60-minutes), a series about some of the world's most extraordinary people.
October 3, 2011

UK indie Zig Zag Productions is once again teaming up with frequent collaborator Barcroft Media to coproduce Unbelievable Truth (13 x 60-minutes), a series about some of the world’s most extraordinary people.

The multi-item format promises to look at some of the most incredible and fascinating true human stories from around the world. Each episode will have a mixture of “extraordinary, shocking and intriguing stories, taking viewers into unknown worlds and through powerful emotional experiences,” the producers promised.

Stories featured in the series will be sourced from Barcroft Media’s global network and will be of the calibre of previous Zig Zag/Barcroft collaborations, such as The Girl with Eight Limbs, Aged 8 and Wanting a Sex Change and The World’s Smallest Muscleman.

Zig Zag Productions CEO and executive chairman Danny Fenton said: “The documentaries we have made with our partners at Barcroft Media have already achieved great critical acclaim, won awards and been distributed worldwide. Unbelievable Truth is about casting the net far and wide to find a whole new range of incredible human stories that can be lightly formatted into a long-running series that will serve to feed the huge international appetite for this type of content.”

Barcroft Media owner Sam Barcroft added: “We’re pleased to be working with Zig Zag’s excellent team on this fresh approach to telling amazing stories.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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