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Discovery+ slates Jon Bon Jovi-narrated “The Surge at Mount Sinai” from Convicts

Discovery+ is taking viewers to the frontlines of New York City’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the Jon Bon Jovi-narrated documentary The Surge At Mount Sinai, directed by Jonny ...
June 21, 2021

Discovery+ is taking viewers to the frontlines of New York City’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the Jon Bon Jovi-narrated documentary The Surge At Mount Sinai, directed by Jonny Kapps and produced by Convicts.

The film follows three healthcare workers, two patient journeys and experts from across Mount Sinai Hospital at a time when New York City was the global epicenter of the outbreak and the state was logging more than 350 deaths per day.

Produced in association with Mount Sinai Health System, the doc is executive produced by Mark Dowley, David Feinberg, Peter Maiden and Cindy Vanegas-Gesuale; produced by Sarah Hawkins and Michelle Leung; and co-produced by Lucia Lee and Nicole Hudson, with post-production by Hooligan NYC.

The Surge at Mount Sinai premieres July 1.

The documentary is Convicts’ first foray into long-form content as the studio looks to scale its development arm. Founded in 2015, the company’s mission has been to develop and distribute premium purpose-driven original content.

“Our purpose for this film was to give the world a glimpse into what life was like for the heroic frontline workers during the height of the pandemic,” Maiden, founder and CEO of Convicts, said in a release.

“These individuals went above and beyond and dedicated an extraordinary amount of time and energy to saving the lives of NYC residents. Capturing their perseverance through the pandemic felt like the most important story that could be told during this time. We are grateful for Mount Sinai for the opportunity to engage with their staff and excited to partner with Discovery+ to bring these stories to the forefront.”

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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