Production finance broker and distributor Silverlining Rights has brought together nine international funding partners to greenlight a fast turnaround documentary from Emporium Productions exploring the recent Singapore Airlines air turbulence disaster and the safety implications for future air travellers.  

Turbulence: How Safe Is Your Flight? (1×60’) uses a dramatic minute-by-minute analysis of flight SQ321 to examine the science of turbulence – exploring its causes, effects, and implications, what pilots can do to avoid it and whether this is a phenomenon that is getting worse as a result of climate change. Featuring exclusive interviews with passengers, pilots and air crew, and aviation and climate scientists, together with cutting edge flight simulations and user generated content, the documentary provides the definitive account of how pilots and aircraft deal with mid-flight challenges caused by turbulence, and how passengers can take precautions to make their flight experiences as safe as possible.

Silverlining has brought in funding and coproduction partners to greenlight Turbulence: How Safe Is Your Flight? including ITV (UK), Seven (Australia), WELT (Germany), TV4 (Sweden), MTV (Finland), TV2 (Denmark), RTL (Netherlands), DPG (Belgium), RTS (Switzerland) and SRL DA (worldwide), with discussions ongoing with broadcasters in other territories. The documentary is due to deliver in July.

Bethan Corney, founder and MD, Silverlining said: “The dramatic events that struck Flight SQ321 made headlines around the world, and with so many people everywhere boarding international flights there’s a lot of personal interest everywhere in what happened to that particular flight, whether climate change will make repeat events more likely and what you can do to minimise your own risk. Turbulence: How Safe Is Your Flight?has mass global appeal and we expect more broadcasters and platforms to come on board with this topical, eye-opening and informative documentary.”

Emma Read, Founder & Managing Director, Emporium Productions added: “Emporium have extensive experience of fast turnaround films and Silverlining’s partnership was paramount once again to getting our   documentary fully funded and into production in just five days. The film features exclusive interviews with passengers and aviation experts, and we are thrilled that audiences around the world will be able to watch the revelations in our topical documentary that affect the lives of everyone who travels by air.”

Jon Creamer

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