RV REVIVAL

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Recognisable by their distinctive rounded shape and polished aluminum coachwork, the American Air-stream is an icon of automotive design.
In the shadows of the Rocky Mountains there is a very special collection of Airstream’s waiting for a new lease on life, a resurrection to former glory or a modern makeover. Melding class and functionality to get these trailers back on the road, RV REVIVAL chronicles the talents and trials of the crew as they work to restore some of these most beloved, collectable trailers. Set in the US with a British producer at the helm, the audience gets the best of both worlds with this intelligent homage to classic design and the freedom of a life on the road. As the genres next hot release, RV REVIVAL season one 6×30′ is seeking expressions of interest from partners keen to secure this brand from the get go.

Want to know more about renting an RV? Check out Renting an RV – The most FAQ, Tips and Hacks

To screen the pilot and find out more, please direct all enquiries to: marilyn@meadowmedia.tv or lisa@meadowmedia.tv

 

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GRAVEYARD CARZ sets up shop at 7Mate

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Hit automotive powerhouse GRAVEYARD CARZ has found a new home on Australia’s 7Mate, part of the Seven Networks group of free-to-air channels.

The channel has picked up season’s 4 and 5 and it’s the first time these seasons have been available to viewers in Australia. Meadow Media is thrilled to have secured a definitive home for the series, as will be, the many fans down-under.

The success of GRAVEYARD CARZ as a flagship title for Discovery’s VELOCITY channel in the US, has propelled the series into production of its 9th season.

Boasting over 3 million facebook followers and an active online community, GRAVEYARD CARZ brings an established fan base, as it rolls on to Australian screens.

Tune in to GRAVEYARD CARZ Tuesdays 9:30pm only on 7Mate

 

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Doc – the rise of Japanese technology

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Meadow Media is now offering the international documentary VELOCITY, which shines a light on technology power-house, Japan.

Explore the impact of its progress across both the transportation and robotics sectors and the effects of these advancements on the people, culture and infrastructure.

This off beat documentary features interviews with academics and experts in the fields of technology and culture, and looks to shed light on just how Japan came to excel in this space, while bringing some of mans wildest innovations to the forefront of modern society.

The trailer is available to view here

For more information or to request a full screener of this documentary, please email sales@meadowmedia.tv

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Welcome to a new year

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As we kick off the new year and look forward to 2018, it’s also the time to reflect, celebrate and share the big year that was 2017.

Late last year…

We were excited to learn that Australia’s own Northern Territory “Prince’s” are back charting their mad adventures with Season 2 of the cult series BLACK AS in production now. BLACK AS a hit web series for ABC domestically, is available as a 60’ broadcast version and 5’ shorts for international platforms. We can’t wait to see what mischief the boys get up to in this next instalment due for release 2018.

The Truth about Medical Marijuana explored in a poignant documentary A LIFE OF ITS OWN by award winning journalist Helen Kapalos premiered on SBS Australia pulling over 350K viewers on its linear channel and boosting ratings further with digital viewers via On Demand.  A second run in December attracted similar numbers and it’s currently available on SBS On Demand in case you missed it! Choice TV New Zealand also took the territories first run in what the Huffington Post described as “the documentary the medicinal cannabis debate needs”. The world-class title has also been picked up by a major SVOD player with more details to be announced soon.

Our Automotive programming continues to shine with GRAVEYARD CARZ set to premiere Seasons 4 & 5 in Australia. Velocity in the US continues to be the home for GRAVEYARD CARZ with season 8 currently on air. With close to 3 million followers across socials and building a qualified world wide audience GRAVEYARD CARZ offers broadcasters an immediate return on investment. This reality powerhouse continues to deliver the goods season after season, so, get ready for Season 9 due to roll out in 2018.

Cinematic motorcycle doc FLATS from the garage of Engineered to Slide found a home on UHD platform INSIGHT TV in a partnership that was simply born to be. Stay tuned for more from producer Nigel Petrie during the year ahead!

Get set for World Cup fever in June, 2018. Don’t miss out on our football documentary series HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH perfect programming as a lead in for your pre-cup schedules. This 4-part series explores the history of the football transfer system and charts the development of the million dollar player transfers.

In company news, Meadow welcomed a number of new partnerships with producers both here and abroad and we look forward to collaborating on several exciting projects in 2018.  As our development slate continues to grow, we will open discussions with platforms and linear networks to secure a home for a number of these titles and look forward to charting their progression for all involved. AIDC (Australian International Documentary Conference) will kick of the local industry events in March promising a world class lineup of decision makers, influencers, commissioners and funding bodies in a series of sessions and round tables, for all to attend. We hope to see you all there.

Now, stepping into what is shaping up to be a busy year we invite you to follow us on socials. An easy way for you to stay up to date with our releases or get in touch here for more information about any of our titles.

We love to connect and explore possibilities with producers seeking support with finished content ready for the market place or with passion projects you are trying to have realised.  Feel free to contact us here and we look forward to hearing from you.
Wishing you all a fantastic and fruitful year ahead filled with abundance and success.

“I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings” Gustave Flaubert

 

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Graveyard Carz S08

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US reality favourite Graveyard Carz is firmly into production of its eighth season. The automotive powerhouse brand boasts a world wide following across its platforms, offering an qualified audience of Mopar fanatics ready to tune in to Mark Worman and his team, as they bring muscle cars back to life.

Produced by The Division productions, this season is being shot in 4K with the option for a HD or UHD delivery. A flagship title for Velocity in the US, Graveyard Carz season 8 is available in other territories early 2018.

Don’t miss the opportunity to add this series to your slate, email us to find out more.

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Bright Lights Blog Series

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Meadow is dedicated to working with passionate producers, creative thinkers and kick-ass talent – to us there is no other way. In this Bright Lights Blog Series we showcase some of the incredible and disruptively brilliant individuals, who we are collaborating with this year. Emerging as they should, as rising stars of their craft…

Australian actress, Taya Calder-Mason, looks set to make a mark on the film industry with her short film Fight Like a Woman, tackling the hot and controversial topic of gender equality, told through the story of a mixed gender boxing match.

“Society is moving forwards every day and the gap between genders is becoming smaller and smaller, still nothing has really changed in the boxing industry. I’ve been boxing at my local gym for 3 years so it’s a real dream to join forces with my two passions and share my views with the world.”

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Fight Like a Woman is slated to start production in her hometown of Newcastle this month, on which, she will tackle the challenge of both directing and starring in the film. With plans to hit the festival circuit next year, this film will undeniably pack a punch both here and abroad.

Acting roles have been flowing consistently for Taya since landing a key role in Australian horror Beast No More (due to be released in 2018), allowing a pathway to expand her talents across other arms of the industry.

“It’s such a joy to be able to incorporate so many of my female friends” actress Kate Hardy (Syd2320, Chapter One: Book Club) will be assistant director and Lucy Woolfman (Gods of Egypt, Deadly Women, Skinford) will be the SFX makeup artist.”

“Hopefully due to the theme of the film being relevant in today’s society the market will really get behind it. Also, due to its running time (5-6minutes) I’m hopeful it will gain some online attention.”

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Black As goes global

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Meadow Media is excited to be adding cult hit favourite Black As to its programming slate, offering a special one-hour version of the original web series for world wide release.

Shot on location in Australia’s Arnhem Land, Black As follows four brothers who venture into the wild in search of a good adventure and a good feed. Challenged at every turn, the boys must put their ingenuity and survival skills to the test after borrowing a boat from their uncle and promising a bounty of fresh fish, croc and turtle.

The web series was a stand out hit on Australia’s ABC iView, with its popularity pushing its social footprint far and wide. With over 74K followers across its Facebook page, Black As looks set to carry its unique laughs, locale and talent across to new audiences.

Offering a unique chance to experience some of Australia’s most beautiful and dangerous terrain, Black As delivers some serious laughs and a delightful snapshot of life in the Northern Territory.

For more information about this title please email sales@meadowmedia.tv

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Bright Lights Blog Series

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Meadow is dedicated to working with passionate producers, creative thinkers and kick-ass talent – to us there is no other way. In this Bright Lights Blog Series we showcase some of the incredible and disruptively brilliant individuals, who we are collaborating with this year. Emerging as they should, as rising stars of their craft…

Based in Australia, Osei Owusu Banahene is a self-taught, passionate independent documentary filmmaker from Ghana, with over 10 years experience. Working with production companies, television networks and on movie sets in his homeland, Osei’s resume boasts producing, directing, editing and cinematography credits.

IMG_2392Currently working as a freelancer based in Geelong, Victoria, Osei has worked with the Victorian Multicultural Commission, Polyglot theatre and Multicultural Arts Victoria, among others.

With an established career and list of clients that include Ohene Media, Capital TV (Ghana), Fiesta TV (Ghana), Infocos Pictures, Bigfoot Media, Puma, BBC horizon, Google Ghana, Twofour Digital and Bella Najia, Osei’s professional goal is to bring the hidden stories of amazing individuals to life.

As an independent, he has produced and directed documentary films that have shown at various prominent International Film Festivals in Africa and is currently the only Shutterstock contributor from Ghana. In 2013, he contested in the Shutterstock Stories competition and emerged as a finalist. Later the same year, Osei’s first documentary short Alligator Kids, made a huge impact online and was instrumental in securing help for the three young stars of the film, who all suffer from Lamellar Ichthyosis (commonly known as Alligator skin) and whose lives were in jeopardy.

In 2015, he participated in a range of industry festivals across the continent, the Berlinarn Talent Durban, People to People Documentary Conference in South Africa and African International Film Festival in Nigeria.

A pinnacle in his career progression came in 2016 when he won a Ford Scholarship to attend a short course in Documentary film making, at the Montana State University in America. While latest documentary feature film Where We Belong, was selected and pitched at the Durban Film Mart in South Africa. Currently his short documentary film Still Kicking is screening at film festivals around the world.

Prior to finding his passion for documentary, Osei made a name for himself as a music video director with over 40 credits under his belt. Working with a number of high profile Ghanaian musicians such as OJ, Daughters of glorious, Ohemaa Mercy, Bernice Offie, Richie, Asem, Okyeame Kwame and Obrafour. Three of his music videos have won awards.

Osei is a rising talent across the documentary genre with a passion for nature and shedding light on important issues through his films. With a can-do attitude and team work ethic, Osei collaborates with the like minded to empower his subject matter and leave an impact with his stories.

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FLATS to roll out across Insight

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Cinematic documentary FLATS has been acquired by Insight TV, through a deal with Meadow Media.

Produced by Engineered to Slide and Matte Media, FLATS follows Nigel Petrie on a childhood dream to compete at the DLRA salt flat speed trials on Lake Gardiner in South Australia.

Creating a Salt Flat Racer from a 350cc KTM, Nigel sets off with a couple of mates on a journey from Geelong, Victoria, taking in the famous Great Ocean Road and finishing at Lake Gardiner with the hope of laying down a land speed record.

Shot on location in stunning 4K, FLATS offers a story of  engineering brilliance and determination while showcasing some of the most iconic Australian landscapes.

Well known in drift racing circles, Nigel and his Engineered to Slide workshop continue to attract a huge following, with social metrics growing by the minute.

Insta famous with the help of some superb photography by Dean Walters, Nigel’s attention to detail and iconic ‘builds’ are the stuff of legend.

To check availability in your territory or to discuss other Engineered to Slide titles, please email sales@meadowmedia.tv

 

 

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Graveyard Carz to premiere in UHD

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Hit US reality powerhouse Graveyard Carz premieres in UHD on INSIGHT TV.

Available from June 6th in Western Europe, Graveyard Carz season 6 will launch for the first time in UHD on INSIGHT TV, one of the industries leading UHD channels. This will be the first time that the series has been fully shot and produced in 4K, paving the way for an immersive viewing experience by unlocking your 4K screen’s true potential.

Graveyard Carz has amassed a huge following of more than 2.5 million fans across social media, a direct result of the strength and reception of seasons 4 and 5, as seen on Velocity in the US and Discovery France and Canada.

The success and endurance of the series is credited to Mark Worman and his team’s incredible expertise across the world of Mopar Muscle cars, and their ability to restore left-for-dead ruins back to original condition – just like they day they rolled off the factory floor.

Seasons 4&5 are currently available for limited territories by Exclusive Distributers Meadow Media.

Enquires should be directed to marilyn@meadowmedia.tv

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