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Lisa Hendry

The Eco Show

Spotlight on new releases

By news

Over half way through 2021 makes it time to shine a light on our mid-year new release titles, now available for all platforms.

 

Earlier in the year we gave you a sneak peek at The Eco Show, well, production is over and this gem of a series is ready to roll out.

The Eco Show will focus on vulnerable environments and explore how we can help sustain and support our natural surroundings. The Australian landscape is ancient, vast and incredibly varied. Climate change and human intervention are having a huge impact on the diverse ecology and the amazing animals that live there, The Eco Show explores the many efforts that are underway to help combat these threats.

 

Colour in your life, will inspire your inner artist while learning from some of the best artists across the globe. Delve deep into technique by visiting home studios, meeting the makers and legends, with master artist Graeme Stevenson. This story-based art documentary series is perfect for educational, craft and arts platforms. 136 hours available.

 

The Beer Pioneer is a 7-episode journey featuring history, heroes and of course plenty of hops. Australia’s short history is chock-full of colourful characters. Their stories, short and tall, often featured the search of a better life, a bold escape from the law, the exploration of the bush-frontier or just a collection of calamities and misadventures. Not to mention, plenty of watering holes. Part history lesson, part travel show. Fronted by comedian Matt Stewart season one of this tongue and cheek series is available for immediate delivery.

 

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UHD – new content slate

By news, UHD Content

Check out our 4K content slate and new releases titles, available for broadcasters and platforms world wide.

 

Following in the pre-covid-shot footsteps of The Cellar Door New Zealand, you can join host Yazmin Firkins for a heavenly trip through Australia’s Apple Isle. Last Drinks Tasmania explores the incredible landscapes, distilleries and adventures that put this small island state on the map. An art mecca and foodie paradise, a trip around Tasmania offers something for us all. Sit back and take notes as Last Drinks Tasmania showcases the island’s best kept secrets.

Available in stunning 4K Last Drinks Tasmania 6×30’ is ready for immediate delivery.

 

Continuing with the 4K offerings, Dog Jobs Australia puts our furry friends first in this 8 part exploration of how dogs became man’s best friend.

Dogs offer assistance, companionship and front line sniff-ability, in this series about the various roles these loyal animals play in our lives. This family friendly series will have animal loving audiences wanting more.

 

Coming soon The Eco Show will meander its way around Victoria’s most vulnerable environments and explore how we can help sustain and support our natural surroundings. The Australian landscape is ancient, vast and incredibly varied. Climate change and human intervention are having a huge impact on the diverse ecology and the amazing animals that live there, The Eco Show explores the many efforts that are underway to help combat these threats.

 

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Get in touch to find out more about these new titles or find us on ProgramBuyer!

Sales@meadowmedia.tv

 

The Cellar Door NZ

New year, new content

By news

We are looking forward to a stellar year of new productions, connections and partnerships and hope that you have all had a great start to 2021.

 

Late last year we broke virtual bread with the talented folk at C31 Melbourne and inked an ongoing distribution partnership, which allows us to bring their new productions direct to buyers throughout the year ahead. We are beyond thrilled to be able to represent their slate of original productions.

While we look forward to unveiling more titles in the coming months, first up is the travel & lifestyle series The Cellar Door – New Zealand 9×30’. Hosted by George Gayler, The Cellar Door NZ invites you to explore the wilderness, adventures and world class wine and food, over a nine part journey through one of the most scenic country’s on earth.

From Waiheke Island to the Hawkes Bay and central Otago, this series takes a trip through both islands and a quick stop at Middle Earth, a journey which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your favourite chair.

The Cellar Door NZ season 1 is currently available world wide, stay tuned throughout the year for more exclusive original content releases from C31.

Looking for shorts or fillers?

Perfect for all platforms, we have a new selection of short content readily available. From topical covid stories to evergreen travel and lifestyle, we have a bunch of titles available for immediate delivery.

Rounding out the shorts selection is a unique batch of automotive content straight from our friends at The Division Productions and the garage of Graveyard Carz. Including Flashbacks, Bikez and tips and tricks from the Mopar magician himself, Mark Worman, these shorts complement auto focused or male skewed platforms and channels.

14th Street Wheels is the latest exciting series from The Division Productions which will roll out this year. A homage to your youth, a time when kids tinkered in the garage rather than with tik tok. In this series Mark and Cousin Dougie find anything with wheels or an engine, explore its history and build it. You can follow along at home for a DIY experience, or sit back for a trip down memory lane. Fun and family friendly, 14th Street Wheels will educate, inspire and entertain!

We are seeking expressions of interest and presales world wide for this brand new series. Get in touch to find out more about this original production from the producers of hit series Graveyard Carz.

If you’d like to know more about working with us or to discuss your projects, you can drop us a line.

We’d love to hear from you.

Lisa & Marilyn

Learn English with Flower Fibi

Flower Fibi + Friends

By educational, news

Our brand new educational kids series Flower Fibi + Friends is an original teaching series specifically designed to help pre-school children learn English through songs, books & games.

Created by certified TESOL educator, Tina A.Wake, the series offers a mix of live action and animation, access to online teaching resources, activities and music. This series fills a huge gap in the language learning market by focusing on repetition and situational English, it’s a perfect addition to educational platforms and teaching resources.

Flower Fibi is joined by Aquamarina, Smiley Simon and Rainbow Rae as well as Patrick the Penguin and Sneaky Squirrel, to guide kids through a fun, exciting learning experience. Adults will love it too!

“I believe that learning should be fun, something to look forward to. I know that children will really latch on to the characters and forget that they are even learning another language”

Producer:  Tina A. Wake

 

Each episode has a focus on two countries to engage children the world over learn English relevant to their country of origin, and introduce them to other cultures.

Covering the four basic components, reading, writing, speaking and listening, in bite sized fun episodes, an exclusive first run is available for the right platform, looking to partner with the brand and option future seasons.

Get in touch to learn more about Flower Fibi + Friends or watch the trailer below.

Explore all our new releases here!

 

Covid Nations Doc Short

Mipcom – New releases

By business, news

Straight off the back of a busy Mipcom, we are excited to unveil our new content released exclusively at the 2020 online event.

We are thrilled to be partnering once again with the Division Productions and Mark Worman, to distribute two brand new series straight from the garage and brains behind Graveyard Carz.

14th Street Wheels is a homage to your youth, a time when kids tinkered in the garage rather than with tik tok. In this series Mark and Cousin Dougie find anything with wheels or an engine, explore its history and build it. You can follow along at home for a DIY experience, or sit back for a trip down memory lane. Fun and family friendly, 14th Street Wheels will educate, inspire and entertain!

Mark’s used-car-salesman persona arrives at the forefront in Graveyard Dreamz. Set in a 70’s inspired car yard, Mark and his dream team promise to search for the prized car of your youth. Maybe it was your first ride, maybe your Dad’s pride and joy. If they can’t find the original from your heyday, they’ll build a replica! Dreams are bought back to life in this treasure hunt for Mopar originals.

And if that’s not enough for your auto loving audience, an all new season of Graveyard Carz is now available world wide.

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Turning to our documentary slate and we offer two new heart-warming tales exploring the spirit of humanity and the determination of humans to facilitate significant change and growth – both personally, and as role models for those around them.

A Head Full of Doubt, takes in seven years of the incredible success of the B.A.M program in Chicago. Previously considered the murder capital of America, this engaging documentary showcases the beauty that comes from mentoring youth in a city that needs it most. Curated and developed by Tony DiVittorio, and inspired by his youth without a father figure, the B.A.M program has made headlines world wide for its encouragement and guidance of kids on the border of adulthood.

Shot across three continents and over a five year journey, The World’s Best Film follows twelve individuals striving for greatness. Thailand gives us the World’s best taxi driver while in Sweden we are introduced to the World’s best town planner. This is a traveling tale celebrating the human endeavor to be the best you can be. Fun, quirky and possibly The World’s Best Film!

 

This year has produced many things. The greatest, we think, is the many stories emerging, telling tales of community spirit and collaboration. Helping the vulnerable and passing it forward, during what has been a difficult and unprecedented time for businesses and us as humans.

We have curated some of the best Covid stories in our new Short Content selection. Food Forward delivers three short documentaries shining a light on businesses adapting to the pandemic driven food supply chain issues, in the US. Highlighting three sectors – The Plate, The Sea and The Farm – Food Forward delivers on all fronts, with stories of community and businesses coming together to help each other survive.

Straight from a remote Navajo community, comes a story of survival in Covid Nations. When an Australian naturopath and herbalist, finds herself in the centre of an indigenous community with limited health facilities, she rolls up her sleeves and begins educating and steering the group through the only pandemic any of them have known.

Covid Nations articulates the many challenges of remote communities navigating Covid with little access to mainstream healthcare. Beautifully shot, this short documentary is a thought-provoking tale, offering an alternative viewpoint of the 2020 story.

You can view sizzles of all our new releases here.

Found something your audience will love? Get in touch for more info.

 

Mipcom 2020

By industry news

As Mipcom pivots for the first time to an online only networking event, we have joined participants from all over the world at what is arguably the biggest content market of the year.

Armed with a slate of new releases including our brand new Shorts selection, we want to connect with buyers looking to establish new opportunities and explore exclusive content.

Our non-fiction catalogue covers unique documentaries, automotive, lifestyle and travel series, and our shorts selection includes doc series, travel and wellbeing, perfect for fillers or VOD.

There is plenty of content to get excited about including brand new series from the producers of Graveyard Carz and pre-sale partnership opportunities for our Originals.

Book a meetup with us at Mipcom to chat further.

sales@meadowmedia.tv

A head full of doubt documentary

A Head Full of Doubt

By documentary, news

We are excited to add the powerful documentary A Head Full of Doubt to our catalogue in the lead up to MIPCOM.

In what has been a year of bad news stories, A Head Full of Doubt, set in Chicago, offers hope to a generation of kids desperate for direction and encouragement.

In Chicago, 2008 was a violent year culminating with high murder rates, escalating gang activity and low graduation rates. This set the stage for what is best described as the city’s tipping point.

On Chicago’s south and west sides a large percentage of boys grow up lacking fathers figures. Enter Tony DiVittorio, a high school councillor, who set out to lead a generation of youth by creating a male character development program called B.A.M. (Becoming A Man).

His goal was to build men of integrity by focusing on core values like respect, responsibility and self-determination.

Over seven years, filmmaker Jason Weisner began documenting the B.A.M program and Tony DiVittorio’s personal story of empowerment, which continues to help young men today.

What emerged is an inspirational documentary about a generation of youth who are desperately searching for someone to believe in them.

Now available for worldwide release, A Head Full of Doubt is a poignant reminder of the power of humanity.

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Watch the trailer below or browse more documentary releases here

 

 

Exceptional TV content wanted!

By news

We are looking for TV content!

Got an exceptional doc or series that deserves an audience? With production halted on a world wide scale, we have clients looking for content to fill their schedules.

While the pandemic is putting millions more bums on seats – those stuck at home in search of compelling entertainment or hoping to travel vicariously through their screens – finished content is gold and now is the time to unveil your hard work and find the right home for your program.

We specialise in non-fiction content and present our exclusive titles to buyers across the marketplace. From streaming platforms to free to air pubcasters, they all have an audience to entertain, inform and keep.

It’s more important than ever for buyers to seek content to captivate their audience, the competition in the somewhat crowded corona-hazed arena of content is fierce, but it creates opportunities for you!

Yes you, the producers, the ones that have worked night and day to get your ideas fleshed out or project baby produced.

Now is your time!

Not quite ready?

Stuck somewhere in the development, half shot…partly colour graded middle. The deep pizza box wilderness of never ending post production?

That’s cool! We want to hear from you too…our imaginary, squeaky clean doors are open to chat about how we might work together.

So here’s the short version: Our clients are looking for content, if you have a great series or documentary you’re itching to find a home for, get in touch. Simple.

Should we have put that at the beginning? Probably.

Anyway, put that Uber Eats down and shoot us an email, we’d love to hear from you.

 

Lisa & Marilyn

sales@meadowmedia.tv

Meet the Maker : Stuart McBratney

By Meet the Maker

STUART MCBRATNEY. DESIGNER. LECTURER. FILMMAKER

Stuart McBratney and co producer Julia Nalivaiko, travelled Back to the Soviet Bloc to produce a celebrational series honouring Julia’s country of birth. The result was a seven part exploration of culture, food, cities and customs as Julia answered the hard questions about the former Soviet Union.

With 30 years of experience behind the camera, Stuart McBratney’s work has been widely seen. Having made hundreds of tv commercials, music videos and three feature films, as well as Back in the Soviet Bloc.

With a PhD in design, he is currently a Lecturer in Transmedia Storytelling at the University of Newcastle, Australia while producing films under McBrat motion pictures.  His last two features, Pop-Up (2016) and Don’t Read This on a Plane (2020) have secured international release through Los Angeles-based sales agent Cardinal XD and he’s now in pre-production on his 4th feature film, Long Thought Lost.

His clients as a copywriter/director of commercial campaigns include: Downer Engineering, Kayak, Canon, Sukin Organics, Seiko, McDonalds, Honda, Nike, Lipton, BCF, and Sony Music.

Back in the Soviet Bloc TV Series

Back in the Soviet Bloc is an insightful and thoughtful journey offering a unique viewing experience through the colourful and curious former Soviet Union, offering a unique perspective on the relationship between Russia and the Ukraine following its collapse.

Through laughter, tears, furry hats and a special reunion, Back in the Soviet Bloc is currently screening on SBS Australia.

Get in touch to see if this 7 part travel and culture series is available in your territory.

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The World's Best Film documentary - Australian Content

Meet the Maker : Joshua Belinfante

By Meet the Maker

JOSHUA BELINFANTE. FILMMAKER & PRODUCER OF THE WORLD’S BEST FILM

Joshua Belinfante is an Australian-Polish filmmaker with an eye for the eccentric and the surreal. He founded Finesilver Media in 2018 and has been producing short films, music videos and stop motion animations since 2008.

His feature documentary The World’s Best Film chronicles the journey of individuals to make a life, rather than a living. An original, quirky documentary that aims to inspire people to pursue their dreams.

Filmed over a period of five years across three continents, the film is proof that anybody can do anything they put their minds towards.

Through the film’s journey we discover that these individuals don’t actually need to be the world’s best at what they do, just the very best that they can be.

The worlds best film

In 2008, at the age of 18, Joshua won an international documentary competition My Israel and was flown to Washington DC to screen his short film, in front of international delegates from around the globe.

Since that time he has worked on numerous features and TV shows in Australia for networks such as Discovery Channel, National Geographic, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Channel 9 & SBS.

Joshua has exhibited films in Australia, Asia, the USA and Europe and has won numerous awards for his work. His recent film Requires Review has screened at festivals and garnered plaudits such as ‘Best Short Documentary’ at the Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, Around International Festival in Berlin, and the Sydney Indie Film Festival.

The World’s Best Film is an anthology documentary following 12 people who are striving to be the world’s best at strange, off-beat and amazing things.

It’s available now for your platform – get in touch