Blue Ant Media-owned prodco Beach House Pictures has teamed with China’s national factual channel CCTV9 for the craftsmen-inspired docuseries Art of Craft.
The 5 x 60-minute docuseries, supported by Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), explores the human stories behind the world’s leading master craftsmen, including a 23rd generation Venetian glass blower; an Indian Saree maker; an organ master from Montreal; and a Chinese master embroider who continues a centuries old technique; among others.
Art of Craft follows the modern day artists and their pursuit of perfection. The series interweaves visuals of the artists’ intricate processes along with interviews to provide audiences with the backstories of each creator.
Beach House’s creative director, Donovan Chan, serves as executive producer on the series, which is currently in production.
Art of Craft marks Singapore’s first co-production with CCTV9 and will bow the Chinese documentary channel later this year. The program will be available for pre-buy at the 2018 MIPTV market in Cannes via Blue Ant International.