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C4, Swan Films prep “Born Risky” shorts

The in-house creative agency of UK pubcaster Channel 4, 4 Creative, has partnered with British indie Swan Films to produce a four-part shorts series from artist Grayson Perry. Directed by Keith ...
November 2, 2016

The in-house creative agency of UK pubcaster Channel 4, 4 Creative, has partnered with British indie Swan Films to produce a four-part shorts series from artist Grayson Perry.

Directed by Keith McCarthy, Born Risky: Grayson Perry (pictured) will chronicle Perry’s life from his early years as a cross-dressing boy through to his career as an artist, while also meeting a number of transgender people who have taken a number of risks themselves.

Launching today (Nov. 2) on streaming service All4 with a special broadcast on Channel 4 at 11 p.m. GMT, the series will follow Perry as he meets the first transgender model; a transvestite truck driver who has opened an Essex hotel for other transvestites; and a female-to-male transgender fashion historian.

The series marks the latest installment of C4′s ‘Born Risky’ campaign, which rolled out in 2014 to reflect the net’s “commitment to pushing boundaries and taking creative risks,” and follows such projects as True Colour TV and Gay Mountain.

Shananne Lane serves as executive producer alongside Swan Film’s Neil Crombie and Joe Evans. Tabby Harris serves as senior producer.

“Nobody embodies the Channel 4 brand values quite like Grayson and his alter-ego Claire,” said 4 Creative’s John Allison and Chris Bovill in a statement. “In a world where hate crime is rising, Channel 4′s role to challenge the status quo is even more crucial.”

 

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