Buck, Buried Life partner on reality TV format

Canadian indies Buck Productions and The Buried Life Productions are teaming up to sell Break the Pack, a format that follows four teams as they bike race across the country in a bid to win a debt-free education.
June 5, 2013

Toronto-based Buck Productions and British Columbia-based The Buried Life Productions are teaming up to sell Break the Pack, a new reality TV format.

Buried Life Productions based the show on the true story of four friends who biked across Canada to raise money for charity. Break the Pack will follow four teams, with each on a four-person tandem bicycle, as they race across the country to win a the prize of a debt-free education.

The teams will compete in challenges using only their own resourcefulness and teamwork, with no modern technological help.

The Buried Life Productions is helmed by the founders of MTV’s The Buried Life, Ben Nemtin, Duncan Penn, Jonnie Penn and Dave Lingwood. That show asked MTV viewers, “What do you want to do before you die?” and followed the group as they completed their own ‘bucket list’ of things they wanted to do.

Buck Productions, headed up by exec producer and director Sean Buckley and head of television Jim Kiriakakis, is also producing the upcoming reality series The Project: Guatemala for Rogers Media’s OLN, to air in the fall.

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