Flame Distribution returns to Cannes with a fresh slate of 190 hours of factual content from around the world.
Some of the highlights include science doc The Kingdom: How Fungi Made the World (Smith & Nasht), a journey into the mysterious world of Fungi to discover how this secret kingdom is essential to life on Earth, and may in fact hold the key to our future; two part docu-drama Nicholas and Alexandra: The Letters (Back2Back) is revealing previously unknown correspondence between Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, the Empress Alexandra; Food Fighter(Mint Pictures) follows social entrepreneur and accidental activist Ronni Kahn as she embarks on a crusade to end food waste.
Discovery series Outback Opal Hunters (Prospero Productions) follows crews of fearless opal miners on their mission to unearth a fortune in some of Australia’s harshest and remote landscapes; in Off The Beaten Track with Kate Humble (Tatu Pictures), BBC presenter Kate Humble and her Welsh sheepdog Teg explore Wales' countryside; the six-part art series The Sense of Beauty (Kepach Productions) investigates the concept of beauty through history and across cultures.
In Food Lab (The Cultivate Productions) Masterchef favourite Ben Milbourne explores the food science behind cooking to answer kitchen conundrums home cooks face; 4K adventure series Conquering Northern China (Candid Pictures) follows two popular Youtube vloggers as they ride their custom built motorcycles across five of China's northernmost provinces; travel series Seeing Canada (Brandy Y Productions) connects viewers to the “Signature Experiences” Canada has to offer.
Popular returning titles include PBS A Chef’s Life (Markay Media), the character-driven documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard; Discovery reality hit Outback Truckers (Prospero Productions) returns for a sixth series; the latest series of Neighbourhood Blues (Rawcut) for the BBC follows the work of ground-breaking special Neighbourhood Policing teams across the North East of England; Italy’s favourite television adventure series Overland (Overland Network) returns to its roots. Starting from Italy, it will be crossing by land some of the most politically delicate Nations on its way to Afghanistan.
Fiona Gilroy, Content Sales & Acquisitions Director at Flame Distribution, commented: “our aim at Flame is to work with producers in a way that enables them to create content that engages and entertains audiences. We’re excited to bring a slate of new content across a range of unscripted genre to MipTV this year that we expect our buyers will find are must haves for their schedules.”
Fiona Gilroy, Phil Barnsdall-Thompson (VP Acquisitions, UK, Europe & North America), Eileen Pesah (SVP Content Sales, UK & EMEA) and Pamela Garelick (VP Content Sales, CIS, CEE, Balkans, Turkey & Israel) will be attending MIPTV.