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Quibi slates docuseries from “Undefeated” directors, game show with Atsuko Okatsuka

Short form, mobile streamer Quibi, launching April 6, has slated the docuseries How We Met (w/t) from Academy Award-winning filmmakers Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin. The series explores the “complicated nature ...
March 2, 2020

Short form, mobile streamer Quibi, launching April 6, has slated the docuseries How We Met (w/t) from Academy Award-winning filmmakers Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin.

The series explores the “complicated nature of love, romance and the human connection.” Each episode features two people sharing their “origin story” of how they became a couple, and how those events shaped their relationship and lives.

Lindsay and Martin serve as directors and executive producers. Diane McArter and David Thorne are executive producers for Los Angeles-based creative studio LoveChild; Tim Pastore is executive producer for All3Media America.

The directors’ debut film, Undefeated, won the Academy Award for best documentary feature in 2012. In 2017, their subsequent film, LA92, was awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for exceptional merit in documentary filmmaking.

Lindsay and Martin also work as commercial directors and are currently in post-production on a feature-length documentary on the life and career of singer Tina Turner, with Lightbox.

Elsewhere, Quibi has greenlit the Japanese game show Let’s Go Atsuko! from National Lampoon and PalmStar Media.

Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka (pictured) serves as host, leading two contestants through the “surreal universe” inside her grandmother’s fridge.

The show will see each contestant will tell Okatsuka one thing they love and one thing they fear. Those facts will then be used against them to create “tailor-made challenges.”

Okatsuka is executive producer with Ryan Harper Gray, Evan Shapiro and the Forever Dog podcast network. Tatiana Kelly, Ben Kabialis and Samee Junio are producers.

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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