UK broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned Sexts (w/t), a student documentary project, to broadcast this summer.
Developed and produced by current and recent National Film & Television School (NFTS) graduates, Sexts is the result of a talent-nurturing plan.
The documentary will take a lighthearted look at ‘sexting,’ the act of sending sexually explicit messages and photos via mobile phone, through case studies that show how technology has altered the way people flirt, interact and sometimes cheat.
Sexts is executive produced by David G. Croft, the head of television at NFTS, and the program is made on site using the school’s production facilities.
“It’s crucial to support and nurture new talent in the TV industry,” said Ben Frow, director of programs at Channel 5. “Through our relationship with the NFTS… Channel 5 is doing just that.”
“This is a fantastic opportunity for these TV students to experience the demands of professional program making,” added Croft. “It is also a testament to TV department here at the NFTS that Channel 5 is prepared to invest so seriously in talented young people.”