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back2back, Afro-Mic prep first BBC commission

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 ...
July 19, 2019

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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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