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New year, new content

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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

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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.

 

A head full of doubt documentary

A Head Full of Doubt

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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.

sales@meadowmedia.tv

Watch the trailer below or browse more documentary releases here

 

 

Exceptional TV content wanted!

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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

Australia inks deals for Be Dragons

By Documentary Series, news

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 Tv Series

By Documentary Series, news

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!

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 to premiere in UHD

By auto-reality, news

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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