C4 orders “Floating Home,” “Disabled Dangerous Sports”

The UK pubcaster has commissioned Windfall Films and Remedy Canada's real estate series My Floating Home and Twofour's adrenaline-fuelled sports special The Disabled Dangerous Sports Club.
June 29, 2016

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has ordered the tentatively titled real estate series My Floating Home from London-based indie Windfall Films and Vancouver’s Remedy Canada Productions.

Presented by English television presenter Mark Evans, the 7 x 60-minute series will shadow individuals looking to take the plunge and purchase a waterborne home moored along the riverbanks and marinas across the UK.

Each episode will showcase the process families and couples endure to build and furnish their own aquatic homes while capturing the unique architecture, interior design and engineering challenges of each project.

Windfall’s Carlo Massarella and Remedy Canada’s Toby Dormer serve as executive producers alongside series producer Andrew Barron.

Channel 4′s head of daytime David Sayer commissioned the series.

Elsewhere, the pubcaster has commissioned the hour-long special The Disabled Dangerous Sports Club from UK prodco Twofour.

The film – which will be known outside of the UK as The Unbreakables – is set to follow a group of individuals with disabilities determined to conquer such adrenaline-fueled sports as bungee jumping, skydiving and waterskiing.

Highlighted in the special are Bazza – or ‘The Chair Devil’ – a quadriplegic ringleader; Jenna, who was born with small arms; Caroline, an amputee who lost her leg and husband to a motorcycle accident; and Kain, a man with dwarfism with a passion for extreme sports and fitness.

Holly Challinor will serve as producer-director with David Clews set to exec produce. C4 commissioning editor for documentaries Anna Miralis ordered the program.

An air date is yet to be confirmed. Twofour’s in-house distribution arm Twofour Rights will handle the film’s international distribution.

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