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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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