New factual series to be distributed internationally by DRG


For Immediate Release:

LONDON – Tuesday 15th January 2019 – Woodcut Media has been commissioned by the SKY owned free-to-air channel Pick, to produce a riveting new factual entertainment series, Paranormal Caught on Camera.  Currently in production, DRG has also pre-invested in the series which is scheduled to premiere on Pick in May.

Paranormal Caught on Camera (6 x 1 hour) delves into the realm of the paranormal as leading industry experts attempt to capture evidence of supernatural activity on camera, and document proof of the existence of this phenomenon by conducting thorough investigations in new locations and notorious haunted hotspots, as well as gathering evidence of paranormal activity captured on camera from around the globe.  

The series features contributions from people who have interacted with the afterlife as they describe their first-hand experiences with other realms, backing up their testimonies with evidence, mesmerizing footage and photographs.   A panel of experts made up of scientists, believers and sceptics will then analyse the findings, and attempt to unravel the truth behind these mysteries that have haunted humankind since the beginning of time!

Marvyn Benoit, Commissioning Editor, Sky Entertainment and Arts, and Executive Producer of the series commented: “We are excited to be returning to the world of Paranormal activity. Woodcut take great pride in the shows they make, and Pick has a strong history of showing programmes that deal with the unexplained. We are looking forward to launching this show later this year.”

Matthew Gordon, Executive Producer, Woodcut Media said: “Exploration of all things paranormal never ceases to wane.  In this series, we have taken a serious investigative approach and uncovered some truly exciting and inexplicable images, as well as footage caught on camera that we know will intrigue viewers the world over!”

DRG who have also provided deficit financing for the series will act as worldwide distributors.

Mette Kanne-Behrendsen, DRG’s SVP of acquisitions adds:”DRG is delighted to develop its relationship with Woodcut Media and Pick with this fascinating series and is excited to be planning an official international launch at MIPTV this Spring.”

Paranormal Caught on Camera is executive produced by Marvyn Benoit (Sky), and Matthew Gordon (Woodcut Media).  

For further information please contact:

Céline Xerri-Brook

Magena Media (for Woodcut) Tel: +44 (0)7957 334 228 celine@magena-media.com


Notes to Editors


About Woodcut Media

With offices in London and Hampshire, Woodcut Media, a member of the Anthology Group of businesses, is one of the fastest growing Indies in the UK, producing a broad range of factual programming. A leading true crime producer in the UK (The Killer in My Family, How I Caught the Killer, Jo Frost on Killer Kids, World’s Most Evil Killers, The Krays: The Prison Years), Woodcut’s  growing catalogue also includes specialist factual series (Wings of War, Combat Machines, Football: A Brief History by Alfie Allen), premium one-off and talent led docs (Fiennes: Return to the Nile featuring Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Joseph Fiennes, Cut From A Different Cloth and Mandela, My Dad and Me featuring Idris Elba and The Ivy) factual entertainment shows (How Hacks Work, Around the World in 80 Tricks, World’s Scariest Hauntings). www.woodcutmedia.com

About the Anthology Group

The Anthology Group is made up of Anthology Studios and Anthology Advisory.  Anthology Studios is six television and film production companies, a theatre production company and a licensing company, all operating across the UK and internationally. Anthology Advisory is made up of a media investment fund advised by FCA regulated Anthology Advisory Partners and a bespoke media investment advisory business.  The group combines creativity and financial expertise to develop and produce scripted and unscripted, television, film, digital and theatre content. The group was founded by Bob Benton to bridge the gap between creativity and finance. Hilary Strong is Chief Executive Officer of the group. Jeremy Mills is Chairman of Anthology Studios and Carolyn Bennett is Chair of the group parent Anthology Media.  http://theanthologygroup.co.uk/

About PICK

Pick is a free-to-air entertainment channel offering instantly enjoyable television. It is regarded as the home of ‘Shocking True Crime’, ‘Unmissable Real Life’ and ‘Big US Drama’  programming on Freeview with highlights including US horror dramas Z Nation and Slasher (created by Writer’s Guild Of Canada-winner Aaron Martin), and long-running real life documentary series Monkey Life, narrated by Ralf Little. The channel is also the UK home of ‘Blue Light’ documentaries, Police Force: Australia and Border Security: America’s Frontline.

About DRG

DRG is an innovative, creative and fast-moving business with content at its core. Starting life as a conventional programme distributor in 2007, the company has evolved into a 360-degree content business that today is involved with programme origination and development, financing, talent, production, production services and distribution. DRG also wholly owns Atrium TV, the new international drama ‘commissioning club’, focused on the development of blue-chip scripted projects. Covering scripted and unscripted content, as well as formats, DRG has built its reputation by working closely with, and investing in, a wide range of internationally recognised production companies, as well as by using its expertise in the domestic and international markets to help incubate promising start-ups. DRG has an extensive catalogue of more than 13,000 hours and 150 formats: the business has taken Doc Martin to more than 100 territories, including 7 international remakes, was a driving force in bringing Scandi Noir to the world and has nurtured The Farm to become one of the world’s most established competitive reality formats, with versions airing in more 50 territories over a 10-year period.