Series deficit financed and distributed internationally by TCB Media Rights

For Immediate Release:

London –Tuesday 22nd May 2018 – Woodcut Media is currently in production on a chilling new paranormal documentary series World’s Scariest Hauntings, greenlit by  the free-to-air UK channel Pick.

World’s Scariest Hauntings (10 X 1 hour) delves into the paranormal universe to reveal ghosts and horror stories exploring 10 terrifying locations around the globe, from The Ancient Ram in England – a property built in the 1100s that has housed devil worship and murder; the Edinburgh Vaults in Scotland where the ghost of a child has been known to hold hands with visitors; through to The Merchant’s House in New York City where The Tredwell Family still reside and speak to guests despite the last family member dying over 80 years ago, and the story of Mary Gallagher aka the headless woman who haunts Montreal’s Griffintown.

World’s Scariest Hauntings features interviews with locals who have had their own direct experiences with chilling manifestations, as well as other accounts from visitors who have had

spine-shuddering encounters, whilst capturing these incidents on film or camera – resulting in footage and images that just cannot be explained either logically or scientifically.

The deal was brokered by Acquisitions Manager, Sophie Judge for Pick and the series has been deficit financed and will be distributed internationally by TCB Media Rights.

“The paranormal subject matter marks a first for Woodcut, and stories of ghostly manifestations have intrigued people for centuries the world over.   For this production, we have pulled together a strong film crew (as we know it’s not for the faint-hearted), and have selected some of THE most haunted locations, that we know will have viewers gripping their seats,” said Kate Beal, CEO, Woodcut Media.

We were extremely excited when Woodcut presented the premise of World’s Scariest Hauntings to us,” said Stephen Ladlow, Director of Challenge, Pick and Real Lives. “Woodcut make great, well-researched shows and Pick has a strong record in showing programmes that deal with the paranormal and the unexplained. We are now looking forward to giving this show its world premiere at the heart of our schedule.

World’s Scariest Hauntings is shaping up very well and has clear integrity and credibility, something a show like this needs to have for international buyers to love it as much as we all do,” said Jimmy Humphrey, head of acquisitions at TCB Media Rights.  




About Woodcut Media:

With offices in London and Hampshire, Woodcut Media, a member of the family of Bob & Co businesses, is one of the fastest growing Indies in the UK, producing a broad range of factual programming. In addition to being one of the leading true crime producers in the UK (Jo Frost on Killer Kids, World’s Most Evil Killers, and The Krays: The Prison Years), Woodcut Media’s rapidly growing catalogue also includes specialist factual series (Wings of War, Combat Machines, Defenders of the Sky), premium one off docs (The Ivy, Cut From A Different Cloth and Mandela, My Dad and Me featuring Idris Elba) and factual entertainment shows (How Hacks Work, Around the World in 80 Tricks and Animal Antics). Woodcut Media’s operations are spearheaded by leading doc producer and CEO, Kate Beal, alongside former BBC exec Derren Lawford as Creative Director and former Lion TV founder Jeremy Mills as Chairman. Woodcut Media also featured in the 2017 Realscreen Global 100. www.woodcutmedia.com

About Bob & Co Group:

The Bob & Co group is made up of TV, film and theatre production companies, operating across the UK and internationally, partnered with an FCA regulated media investment fund. The group combines creativity with financial expertise to develop and produce scripted, unscripted, television, film, digital and theatre content.  The group was set up by Bob Benton as a bridge to connect creativity with finance. Having enjoyed a 30 year career in broking and investment banking, Bob transferred his expertise to the development and production of media content.  Hilary Strong joined the group as Chief Executive Officer in 2017. 

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 TCB Media Rights:

TCB Media Rights was established in late 2012 by Paul Heaney, who served as president and managing director of Cineflix Rights, where he built the business from a boutique operator into a major distributor. A specialist in factual, factual entertainment and formats, TCB Media Rights offers a full suite of distribution services, employing its international contacts, experience and knowledge to ensure that every project fulfils its maximum potential.  With more than 110 titles in its rapidly expanding portfolio, TCB Media Rights’ has more than 60 producer-partners from around the world, including Arrow Media, Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder, GroupM Entertainment, Icon Films, Like A Shot Entertainment, Seven Productions and Wag TV. Its broadcaster clients include Channel Nine Australia, Channel Seven Australia, Discovery Networks International, France TV, National Geographic, Planete, RMC, SBS Australia, Sky TVNZ, TV4 Sweden and UKTV. www.tcbmediarights.com