An extensive array of non-fiction titles will be launched at this year’s Digital MIPTV online spring market, running April 12-16. Ahead of the excitement, Realscreen presents the third in a series of roundups highlighting some of the titles being shopped.
The UK-based distribution arm of Woodcut Media will be presenting a slate of documentaries and factual entertainment at this year’s virtual conference.
With a lineup of true crime series produced by Woodcut Media and a catalog of more than 100 hours of programming, highlights include Surviving a Serial Killer (pictured; 6 x 60 minutes; More4 UK), which delves into the personal stories of people who survived face-to-face meetings with a murderer and lived to tell the tale.
The distributor will also showcase two series commissioned by Sky Crime UK: The Killer Within (10 x 60 minutes), a series that explores what makes a seemingly ordinary person take another person’s life, and The Beverley Allitt Tapes (3 x 60 minutes), which focuses on one of Britain’s most notorious female killers, Beverley Allitt.
Factual entertainment offerings from the Woodcut catalog include Animal Antics (13 x 30 minutes; MTG World for Viasat Nature). Woodcut International will additionally present buyers with Football: A Brief History by Alfie Allen (2 x 60 minutes; Woodcut Media and The Development Partnership for History UK).
The two-part series will see Allen set off around the UK to explore the defining moments and turning points in the establishment and growth of football in the UK.
Following a deal with Beyond Entertainment and Beyond TNC — a joint venture between Beyond Entertainment and TNC Media — the Dublin-based distributor has doubled the size of its music TV catalog and will be bringing a number of programs to the market.
Blitzed (1x 90 minutes or 2 x 45 minutes; Sky Arts in the UK and Ireland) tells the story of the London club from which ’80s superstars including Boy George emerged; while music series Memory Lane (26 x 60 minutes) blends concert footage and documentary and features the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Alanis Morissette.
Also on Monster’s Digital MIPTV slate, the 79-minute documentary Waiting: The Van Duren Story follows two Australian directors as they try to track down Van Duren, the singer who vanished without a trace.
Golden (1 x 12 minutes) is a concert film that follows pop star Kylie on her 2018 UK arena tour; while Blood and Thunder: The Sound of the Alberts (2 x 58 minutes and a 59-minute BBC Version) follows the life of Ted Albert, the founder of Australia’s Albert Records.
Elsewhere, The Angels No Way, Get F*#ked, F*#k Off (1 x 52 minutes) is a fly-on-the-wall documentary that follows the 2008 reunion tour of Australian rock group The Angels; and Cigar Box Blues:The Makers of a Revolution (1 x 30 minutes) offers an examination into how these DIY instruments, rooted in American blues music, have revolutionized the lives of musicians around Britain.
Finally, Friday On My Mind (1 x 52 minutes) sees the members of the Australian group the Easybeats gather together for the first time to tell their story in their own words.