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Windfall, Handel “Strip the City” for Discovery

Discovery Networks Western Europe has tapped London-based Windfall Films and Montreal-based Handel Productions to coproduce Strip the City (pictured), a series that strips cities layer by layer to reveal what keeps them running.
October 25, 2012

Discovery Networks Western Europe has tapped London-based Windfall Films and Montreal-based Handel Productions to coproduce Strip the City (pictured), a series that strips cities layer by layer to reveal what keeps them running.

The 6 x 60-minutes series uses live-action CGI animation to explore the inventions and infrastructure beneath six major cities, including London, Rome, Dubai, San Francisco, Sydney and Toronto.

Featuring engineering and geology, and hosted by professor Iain Stewart, the series reveals innovations hidden within Dubai’s skyscrapers and underground volcanoes, among other things.

Strip the City is a pioneering series that will give us a unique view into the infrastructure of some of the world’s biggest cities and best known landmarks,” said Dan Korn, senior VP and head of programming for Western Europe. “The impressive CGI animations will excite and engage our viewers and draw them into a different world, making them think about the seemingly known in a different way.”

For Windfall Films, the executive producer is Carlo Massarella and the series producer is Robert Hartel, and for Handel Productions, the executive producer is Alan Handel and the producer is Andre Barro. The series was commissioned by Elizabeth McIntyre and executive produced by Cassie Braban for Discovery Networks Western Europe.

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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