Screening Room

MIPCOM Picks ’15: Body Donors – Life After Death

We don’t often like to dwell on what will happen to our bodies after we shuffle off this mortal coil, but increasingly, people are eschewing caskets and cremations in favor of donating their bodies to science and medicine.
September 1, 2015


Partners: Produced by Daisybeck Studios and GroupM Entertainment for Channel 5 (UK); distributed by Beyond Distribution.
Length: 2 x 60 minutes
Premiered: October 2015 (UK)
Rights available: Worldwide rights in all media, excluding format rights

We don’t often like to dwell on what will happen to our bodies after we shuffle off this mortal coil, but increasingly, people are eschewing caskets and cremations in favor of donating their bodies to science and medicine. This project follows those who have made such a choice, illuminating their reasons behind it as well as the impact the decision has made on their remaining time on Earth. We also learn more about the process itself, and catch a glimpse of what becomes of the body donor’s final offering.

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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