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Extra: CuriosityStream readies “Dream the Future”; Syndicado, Filmoption ink deal

CuriosityStream readies Dream the Future Documentary-focused SVOD platform CuriosityStream is prepping a technology-focused docuseries featuring narration from Sigourney Weaver. Dream the Future (pictured) focuses on insights from 100 visionaries from around the globe. These ...
March 13, 2018

CuriosityStream readies Dream the Future

Documentary-focused SVOD platform CuriosityStream is prepping a technology-focused docuseries featuring narration from Sigourney Weaver.

Dream the Future (pictured) focuses on insights from 100 visionaries from around the globe. These experts are working to create real solutions to some of humanity’s biggest challenges. The 10-episode series dives into the worlds of medicine, homes, food, transportation, entertainment, work, waste, cities, cooking and sports in an effort to envision how these areas will evolve and progress over time.

Dream the Future will launch on March 15, coinciding with CuriosityStream’s third anniversary.

“Humankind’s insatiable curiosity about the future is an essential element of who we are. It is in our DNA to look beyond today and dream about the world of tomorrow,” said John Hendricks, founder of CuriosityStream, in a statement.  “Dream the Future represents the type of lean-forward programming that ignites imagination and illuminates our world.” Just as science fiction already imagined, medicine in 2050 will be reparative and regenerative.

Dream the Future is produced for CuriosityStream by Bonne Pioche and Update Productions and distributed by About Premium Content.

Syndicado inks digital distribution deal with Filmoption

Toronto’s Syndicado has signed a U.S. digital distribution rights deal with Quebec-based Filmoption International for 30 hours of factual content.

Syndicado has picked up the one-hour doc American Tiger, which explores the relationship between human and beast in the context of the 21st century wild tiger crisis, as well as Avoiding Apocalypse (6 x 60 minutes), which details how scientists are developing technology to deal with catastrophic environmental issues.

The deal also includes tourism series The Joy of Discovery (13 x 60 minutes), which originally aired on Discovery, and factual films Two of a Kind (about identical twins) and The Antibiotic Hunters (about scientists discovering exotic bacteria), both of which aired as episodes on CBC’s The Nature of Things. 

The deal with Filmoption follows Syndicado’s recent deal to acquire seven films from British director Tony Palmer and Isolde Films, including the Leonard Cohen doc Bird on a Wire.

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