Factual content distributor and channel owner Quintus Studios is partnering with UK indie Middlechild Productions to produce a new six by one hour series documenting stories of survival.
The World’s Most Dangerous Rescues offers an in-depth look at some remarkable and unknown rescue missions, told first-hand by those who experienced them.
Each episode features a variety of five to six different dangerous rescues that have been caught on camera, including being saved from a tsunami, dragged from a ferocious fire and from a plane that has crashed in the middle of the ocean.
The series will use UGC material, eyewitness testimony via new interviews with the main protagonists and news archive.
German free-to-air television channel WELT has boarded the production as a pre-sale partner for a pilot episode following its presentation at Quintus Studios’ Co-Pro Club initiative.
Gerrit Kemming, managing director at Quintus Studios said: “Quintus Studios is a new generation broadcaster-distributor and initiatives like the Co-Pro Club are created to achieve much quicker green lights than in the era of classic co-pro or pre-sale-funding.”
David Sumnall, managing director at Middlechild Productions added: “Quintus are ripping up the traditional commissioning and distribution model and we’re so excited to be part of it. The industry is changing and I want Middlechild to be at the forefront of the new opportunities that are presented to us. The World’s Most Dangerous Rescues has some of the most jaw dropping footage I’ve seen in 20 years of working in television and we can’t wait for the audiences to see it.”
The World’s Most Dangerous Rescues is a Quintus Original. The show will debut on Quintus’ YouTube channel Free Documentary and German free to air channel WELT.
Quintus Studios owns and operates YouTube channel brands with a combined yearly reach of more than 200 million unique visitors including Free Documentary, FD Real, FD History, FD Nature, FD Paranormal and ENDEVR. It also owns and operates FAST channel Radical Docs which is available on platforms including Rakuten TV. The business develops and funds unscripted TV projects via partnership model, Quintus Originals.
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