A new wave of super-rich are moving in to London's poshest neighbourhoods. The Nigerians are coming and they're spending big on luxury, education and property. Fuelled by a boom in oil, gas and telecoms, Nigeria is now Africa's largest economy. Filmed over six months, this fun and fascinating documentary from Minnow Films follows the lives of a handful of wealthy young Nigerians as they live what's dubbed 'the shuttle life' between Lagos and London.
Warning: includes language some may find offensive.
BFF Studios present, Good Fellas, a coming of age British comedy-drama written by Andrew Prince which follows the lives of a group of teenage friends. As they navigate the unfamiliar terrains of college life in Surrey, we soon learn that the pressures of A-Levels are not at the forefront of their minds. We journey with all five boys as they explore young adulthood from sex, heartbreak to ludicrous house parties. It’s The Fresh Prince of Bel Air meets The Inbetweeners.
Entries are now open for this year’s Hot Shots, Broadcast’s annual portfolio of talented under-30s currently making their mark in TV. The industry publication is looking for the brightest and best individuals from all backgrounds, across all genres of TV and in all roles – the forward thinkers who might be working across many platforms and under their own steam.
Fox just released a new trailer for 24: Legacy, which is set to premiere after the Super Bowl next February. Corey Hawkins from Straight Outta Compton and Ashley Thomas star in this reboot of the 24 franchise, which follows a former elite Army Ranger (Hawkins) who races to stop a terrorist attack now that he’s back on U.S. soil. The new series will follow the same real-time format as the original 24, but Fox has ordered 12 episodes, not 24. Original series star Kiefer Sutherland is an executive producer, along with Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Manny Coto and Evan Katz.
Everyone has a story to tell. Shelter is a short film that exists within the realm of the uncomfortable judgements we all make based on our own journey.
The film follows main characters Wendie (Jessica Hynes) and Ash (Tosin Cole), opening up the conversation of perception based on appearance alone, between two very different people with polar opposite stories. Who really needs help here? Why is Wendie so threatened by Ash when they first meet? What did Ash do to earn his jail time and tag and, more importantly, why? What is their conversation and who do they become because of it?
Shelter was both written and directed by Reggie Yates and acts as an introduction to two characters that are explored in far more depth in the feature screenplay of the same name.
London Live and the British Urban Film Festival have extended their exclusive UK and Ireland broadcast partnership until 2018, offering up to 10 films over the next two years. The new free-to-air agreement will bring even more festival content on-air having already premiered 4 films in 2015. London Live viewers can look forward to watching at least 10 films a year and follow all the build-up across its TV and media outlets. Increased digital coverage means BUFF audiences can enjoy additional content and interviews on-air and online.
Channel 4 has announced that Crazy Face, a bold new comedy horror series from BAFTA award-winning creator of MisfitsHoward Overman, will air on E4 and Netflix. Filled with Overman’s dark humour and unexpected twists, Crazy Face is a funny, gripping series about friendship, love and facing your demons that follows the angst and exorcisms of an unlikely duo of demon hunters, played by Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey) and Susan Wokoma (Chewing Gum).
Green Door Pictures, the indie led by Idris Elba, has hired a former FremantleMedia International executive to head up its development. Ana Garanito joins as head of development, having most recently worked at Runaway Fridge, the production company responsible for Michael Fassbender film Frank and the development of the TV adaptation of Clare Fuller novel Our Endless Numbered Days.