Bulletproof and Britannia indie Vertigo TV has teamed up with Blazing Griffin on their first joint venture: You’ve Been Trumped!

The companies will collaborate on a TV series dramatisation of the critically acclaimed 2011 documentary by Anthony Baxter.

You’ve Been Trumped! tells the true story of what happens when everyday Scots take on one of the world’s most powerful families. The show will be based around Donald J. Trump’s decision to build a luxury golf course in the middle of a treasured Scottish nature reserve. Locals who live on the land take on the fight to preserve their way of life – and their homes.

Director of the original feature documentary Anthony Baxter explains, “As I followed the local heroes of Scotland standing up to Donald Trump in the David vs Goliath of You’ve Been Trumped!, fact seemed stranger than fiction. And few writers could possibly have envisaged what would happen next.  So, I’m delighted to be a part of the incredible team turning the extraordinary story of Trump in Scotland into a gripping, landmark drama.”

Allan Niblo of Vertigo says, “I am thrilled to be working with Blazing Griffin and Montrose Pictures on bringing this astonishing and heart-warming true story to a worldwide audience. It’s a potent and shocking study of the corrupting and intimidating influence of power versus the sheer indefatigability and single-minded spirit of ordinary decent people”.

Naysun Alae-Carew of Blazing Griffin adds: “After working with Vertigo Films in 2018 on Anna and The Apocalypse, we are really exciting to be working alongside them again. This is an important Scottish story with global resonance, and Vertigo are the UK’s best producer of high-end TV, so we can’t think of anyone better to be working with to bring Anthony Baxter’s highly acclaimed and incredibly revealing documentary to television.”

Vertigo aim to assign a writer imminently, for what will be an eight-part drama series.


Jon Creamer

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