Australia inks deals for Be Dragons

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Fox Sports and ABC International have acquired Be Dragons TV series from Meadow Media.

Be Dragons tells the story of Geelong’s first ever team in the FIDA footy league following the highs and lows of their maiden 2018 season.

The six-part series showcases players as they tell of their journey, challenges and thrill at being included in a team competing in Australian Rules Football. Be Dragons is a tale of inclusion, perseverance and friendship, as these inspirational youths fulfil their dream of playing footy.

The series is sponsored by Leisure Networks, who manage the team and players for the league. Leisure Networks provides disability services throughout Melbourne and Geelong, supporting people to be more connected and involved in their own community.

You can catch Be Dragons on Fox Sports starting July 13th at 12pm.

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Be Dragons seeks crowdfunding support

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Producing Be Dragons TV series has been an inspiring journey. Enriched with new friendships and one filled with gratitude for the players and all those who have supported the team and TV series. It’s your story and one that we are proud to be bringing to life and to audiences across Australia.

So far, through the tireless efforts, talent and enthusiasm of Luke Massey and his production team, the six part series has been produced and edited with donated time and resources.

But now we need help from the community, friends and family to get Be Dragons ready for national broadcast.

Our crowdfunding campaign is now live util May 26th, and it’s success means we can cover the out-of-pocket costs associated with the post-production process. Without which, this story of our courageous team may never be told…

It’s an all or nothing campaign so we need to hit our target to ensure success.

From all of us at Be Dragons, we thank you so much for your support.

Luke, Lisa and Marilyn

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Be Dragons Tv Series

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BE DRAGONS is a six part documentary series exploring Geelong’s first ever FIDA footy team!

Take a bunch of youths who have been relegated to the sidelines their whole lives and give them a crack at participating in the game they love…that’s the premise behind Be Dragons and the FIDA league.

The Geelong Dragons are the first FIDA (Football Integration Development Association) team in the Geelong region and we are delighted to be on board producing this heartwarming series alongside creator Luke Massey.

The series showcases players as they tell of their journey, challenges and thrill at being included in a team competing in Australian Rules Football. Following the highs and lows of their maiden 2018 season, Be Dragons is a tale of inclusion, perseverance and friendship, as these inspirational youths fulfill their dream of playing footy.

Despite many obstacles they find strength, joy and incredible team spirit through the love of a game and the bonds of friendship. You will fall in love with their enthusiasm, determination and passion for the game!

 “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles” Christopher Reeve

 

For all media enquires please contact sales@meadowmedia.tv.

Follow the Be Dragons journey on facebook @bedragonstv

 

Hello 2019

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It’s common at this time of year, to reflect on what’s been. The highs and lows of the year past and the changes you want to see, to action, to make HAPPEN in the year ahead.

As all those in the TV game know, it can be exhausting keeping up with the ever-changing industry. The evolution of new technologies facilitates growth rapidly, providing scope for new platforms, formats, development opportunities and funding structures, almost daily. And the list goes on…

Meadow has had a year of change. Pivots in direction, the forming of new partnerships and saying good-bye to others. We ALWAYS seek to work with like-minded people, teams and incredible talent and we always will.

Since our inception in 2014, our goal was to forge our own way, to offer a service that filled the gaps. One founded on authenticity, passion, transparency. A home that could foster a supportive environment, to collaborate with those creative minds that fit with our ethos and mission.

We wanted to be open, to freely share ideas and information, which, is all to often keep under lock and key…hardly providing a supportive playground for those young producers or talent wanting to learn, eager to charge ahead. Those that are the future of content creation, and brains behind how it will be consumed.

After all, what purpose does it serve to close ranks, to keep hidden what you’ve learnt, to not nurture? It seemed to us, that the old way…those that were scared of change, those decision makers that wouldn’t take the time to respond, were the ones holding us all back.

So here we are looking forward to a new year, one, which we suspect will bring in more change and for which we hope, will open many new doors and opportunities.

This is our official call out for new partnerships, great content and exciting development proposals. We look forward to continuing our existing relationships with our talented pool of producers and valued clients, both in Australia and internationally.

It’s with much gratitude and excitement that we move into 2019, with plans for our best year yet. New beginnings, fresh ideas and a wealth of amazing collaborations!

From us to you,

Lisa & Marilyn

 

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”

Henry David Thoreau

Happy New Year!

FLATS heads to Foxtel 4K

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A cinematic motorcycle documentary has been picked up by Foxtel’s new 4K channel. FLATS follows Nigel Petrie on a quest to fulfil his dream of laying down a record, at the DLRA Salt Flat speed trials on Lake Gardiner, South Australia.

Engineering his racer from a 350cc KTM, the film captures the passion, persistence and adventure that played out along his journey, taking in the Great Ocean Road and some of Australia’s most stunning scenery.

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Nigel’s ‘Engineered to Slide’ workshop boasts an incredible following, and is well known in drift racing circles – another of his passions. Documenting each of his ‘builds’ in great detail and showing off the results with stunning imagery, Nigel Petrie’s expertise and talent put him at the top of his game.

Shot and produced in association with Matte Media, FLATS offers stunning 4K production values and a story that is guaranteed to inspire, enlighten and entertain audiences as vast as the salt plains themselves.

Stay tuned for air dates!

My Saga – A Star Wars fan documentary

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New to the Meadow Media catalogue is documentary special MY SAGA.

The sixty-minute film chronicles one man’s journey to connect with fellow fans of one of the world’s most famous movie franchises. Known for their unparalleled obsession and dedication, these fans are family, connected by a passion for a world imagined by George Lucas and brought to life through numerous films.

Following a brain tumour diagnosis, Adam Harris and his young son Jack, travel to America to meet characters, cast and crew, while exploring the fan community in the lead up to the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

This film delves deep into the unprecedented bond between generations of Star Wars fans and follows Adam’s dream to connect with family, through the love of a galaxy far, far away.

Expressions of interested can be directed to: sales@meadowmedia.tv

Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/290797345

My Saga

 

Graveyard Carz walks memory lane with History in Reverse

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Straight from the Graveyard Carz workshop comes History in Reverse, a brand new way to experience the excellence and craft of Mark Worman and his team at Graveyard Carz.

Fans can now explore a single build from start to finish within one episode, each focussing on the parts, process and cars behind some of the most successful resurrections the show has produced.

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Graveyard Carz is currently shooting its 10th season, after a phenomenal success of seasons 8&9 pushing their following to new heights, both online and for broadcasters in the US, France and Australia.

History in Reverse is dedicated to the cars, from the famous Phantom Cuda to the General Lee and more, this series adds value to the brand and provides a walk down memory lane for those MOPAR fanatics that just can’t get enough, and, there are plenty of them.

For more details about this series please get in touch sales@meadowmedia.tv

 

PNG doc lands at ABC Australia

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA DOCUMENTARY

 

World class documentary, Wantok Meri, focuses on the lives of the women of Papua New Guinea and has been selected for the ABC Australia network.

The documentary follows the stories of seven women in the lead up to the 2017 election, which they hope will prove a pivotal point for their nation, currently entrenched in a patriarchal society.

“When we come out of the house, when we come to work. We are the strongest women, we can do our work, we can stand and make decisions at the place of work.”

Betelnutsellers Simbu

The films’ stars come from a variety of callings; Entrepreneurs, Tourism professionals, Teacher’s, and Police Officers. These women whole-heartedly speak of their early struggles, the turning points they have reached and their current motivation to improve the lives of their families.

Paupa New Guinea is different, the clash of cultures is stark and dramatic. It’s common to see woman selling produce on the side of the road, next to the latest mobile phone cards. What impact will the technology have? According to some; no one is spending time learning the traditional ways, they are all on facebook!

 

Wantok Meri, available for international rights from Meadow Media. To find out more please email us. sales@meadowmedia.tv

 

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A LIFE OF ITS OWN heads to Netflix

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We are excited to announce that A Life of its Own – The truth about Medical Marijuana, is now available on Netflix. The streaming platform acquired rights to significant territories, in a deal facilitated by Meadow Media.

The documentary is dedicated to providing clarity and understanding around one of the world’s most stigmatised and controversial issues – medicinal cannabis. Award-winning journalist, Helen Kapalos, takes the audience on a wide-ranging voyage of discovery addressing the complex issues facing its use.

Premiering to a significant audience on SBS in Australia, don’t miss this opportunity to catch the film and join the conversation, available now on Netflix.

A Life of its Own, as described by the Huffington Post “ is what the medicinal cannabis debate needs”.

Further enquiries can be emailed to sales@meadowmedia.tv

 

WANTOK MERI

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A male dominated tribal culture is troubled by the impacts of modernity. The women of Papua New Guinea speak out, but will they be heard?

WANTOK MERI, is the story of seven women from remote Papua New Guinea who tell us of their struggles, successes and dreams. These women are smart and articulate, this is their story. In a fresh approach to the storytelling that needs no explanation, Wantok Meri is a timely documentary in the lead up to the APEC Summit held on the island this November.

Amidst the turmoil and uncertainty bought about by the collision of ancient and modern life, the woman of Papua New Guinea have a vision for their future.

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