WOODCUT MAKES MAGIC FOR NEW UHD CHANNEL INSIGHT
Monday 5th October 2015 – Woodcut Media today announces its commission to produce Around the World in 80 Tricks (10 x 60’), an international street magic show for new global UHD channel, INSIGHT.
Magical Bones is a former professional break dancer who combines his love of street dance and culture with street magic. While Pete Heat, dubbed the “rock and roll” magician by NME, uses his love of stand-up comedy to produce amusing and amazing tricks.
Each episode will see either Magical Bones or Pete Heat explore different cities steeped in the history of street magic and performance. Along the way, from Seoul to Barcelona, Mumbai to Manchester, the magicians will demonstrate their unique styles of magic on the unsuspecting public, local performers and celebrities.
With its combination of pure entertainment, juxtaposed with cultural immersion and discovery, Around the World in 80 Tricks will be more than just a traditional magic show. Through the use of interactive ‘show and tell’ video content, the magicians will reveal tips and secrets on magic viewers can perform and practice at home.
Woodcut Media’s Creative Director, Derren Lawford and Executive Producer for the series, says: “We’re delighted to have been commissioned by INSIGHT to make one of the first series for their channel and of course it’s exciting to be producing a show in a new format, with new talent too. With the streets as their stage, there’s nowhere in the world Magical Bones and Pete Heat can’t amaze people with their impressive talent”.
Mariam Zamaray, CEO of INSIGHT, says: “INSIGHT is a factual entertainment channel with a passion for creating interactive, immersive, dynamic viewer experiences for a global audience. And by shooting and broadcasting in UHD, viewers experience pixel-perfect image clarity – the sharpest, richest picture, supported by the very latest television technology. In collaboration with Woodcut Media, we are excited to showcase the world’s first international street magic show in UHD at MIPCOM.”
Around the World in 80 Tricks was commissioned by Mariam Zamaray, CEO of INSIGHT, a new global UHD channel that will launch on October 5th at MIPCOM 2015.
About Woodcut Media
With offices in London and Hampshire, Woodcut Media, a member of the family of Bob & Co businesses, specialises in the production of documentaries, producing specialist factual, factual entertainment and lifestyle programming and providing innovative and entertaining programmes for UK and international broadcasters. Woodcut Media’s operations are spearheaded by leading doc producer Kate Beal, who over the years has established strong relations with key broadcasters such as A+E Networks, Discovery Networks, ITV, and UK TV, as well as partnerships with leading distributors such as DRG, Content Media, Sky Vision, TCB Media Rights and Flame Distribution.
INSIGHT is committed to pushing the boundaries of linear and non-linear broadcasting. We are a global factual entertainment channel with a passion for creating content that takes the viewer on an adventurous journey to explore and interact with stories. INSIGHT is the first interactive channel that brings a new experience to this generation’s audience by shooting and broadcasting content in Ultra HD. Advertisers now have more opportunities to engage with viewers and viewers themselves have the power to play their own part in the programs they watch.
The channel is available linear and non-linear, and reaches around 60 million homes in Europe and Asia with the support of SES, Tricolor United4All and iTV Network.
Tel: +44 203 011 1023