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Docsville teams with The Guardian on doc short “Killing Gävle”

Docsville, the documentary-specialist SVOD platform founded by BBC Storyville’s Nick Fraser, has entered into a production partnership with The Guardian‘s documentary division. Anchoring the collaboration, which showcases top-quality short-form filmmaking talent, ...
December 20, 2017

Docsville, the documentary-specialist SVOD platform founded by BBC Storyville’s Nick Fraser, has entered into a production partnership with The Guardian‘s documentary division.

Anchoring the collaboration, which showcases top-quality short-form filmmaking talent, will be Joe Fletcher’s documentary short Killing Gävle. The film will explore a small Swedish city’s festival battle between good and evil, which is played out each year around a symbolic Christmas straw goat.

The short was commissioned by Nick Fraser, former editor of BBC Storyville and founding editor of Docsville, and Charlie Phillips, The Guardian‘s head of documentaries.

Killing Gävle will broadcast across both Guardian Documentaries and Docsville beginning Thursday (Dec. 21).

The announcement comes shortly after Docsville’s U.S. launch and global expansion, with its website now available all over the world.

“We have produced a series of award-winning short films since we relaunched Guardian Documentaries last year and are always on the look-out for new, innovative and intriguing stories to feature, as well as inspiring new partners,” said Phillips in a statement. “There is a wealth of talent in the short-form documentary space and we’re excited to partner with Nick, the Docsville team, and international documentary makers to bring more stories — such as Killing Gävle — to life for our viewers.”

“I am truly excited about the future of short-form documentaries in the online space and our partnership with Guardian Documentaries promises to increase the profile and support available in this quickly developing field,” added Fraser.

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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