Indie prodco back2back Productions has partnered with Belfast-based Afro-Mic Productions on their first BBC commission: Saved on Camera.
The 15 x 30-minute series provides real-life heroic moments caught on camera, offering backstories and interviews with the people involved, and a reunion of the hero and the person they saved.
The series will be executive produced by back2back founder and managing director David Notman-Watt and managing director of Afro-Mic Emma-Rosa Dias (pictured). The commissioning editor for BBC1 Daytime is Muslim Alim.
Saved on Camera is distributed by Cineflix Rights and will also be available in an 8 x 60-minute version for international audiences.
“This is a particularly satisfying deal. It’s our first long-form series commission for the BBC; it’s a a brilliant co-production with a producer with a strong track record in this genre; and it has the backing of a distributor with deep international expertise, which gives a clear seal of approval to this idea. This is everyday people performing extraordinary acts of bravery to save others,” said Dias in a statement. “These are incredible stories, and it’s going to be a real privilege to bring these people together to understand how these events changed their lives.”
An air date has yet to be set for Saved on Camera.