Passion Distribution is delighted to launch at MIPCOM a raft of brand new programming from production house Firecracker.
Passion Distribution is delighted to launch at MIPCOM a raft of brand new programming from production house Firecracker, famed for its revealing Big Fat Gypsy Wedding franchise. Titles include new factual entertainment series WEDDING TOWN (15 X 30’) and three ground breaking documentaries following young transgender people - MY TRANSGENDER KID (1 X 60’), GIRLS TO MEN (1 X 60’) and MY TRANSGENDER SUMMER CAMP (1 x 60’).
WEDDING TOWN (15 x 30’) produced for Channel 4, is set against the backdrop of an entire town that is the wedding capital of Europe. The entertaining and emotive series will tell the stories of very modern marriages and the people who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make hundreds of wedding dreams come true. We get to know the recurring cast of wedding specialists who cater for every bride, from those rebelling against families to marry at Gretna Green to those looking for a quick marriage package deal. From tears to tantrums, smiles to happy-ever-afters, we will follow this extraordinary town as they negotiate love and marriage in the modern age.
The series of documentaries for Channel 4 follows very young transgender people in the USA and UK as they and their families make life changing decisions at astonishingly early age. All three documentaries have been pre sold to Foxtel (Australia), TV3 (New Zealand), TV4 (Sweden), Discovery (Italy, Poland and Africa), DR (Denmark), NRK (Norway) and Medialaan (Belgium). MY TRANSGENDER KID (1 x 60’)follows two ordinary families as they attempt to navigate the extraordinary challenges of having a 7 year old child who is changing gender. The parents are faced with decisions few others could comprehend, from whether to use “he” or “she” pronouns to whether to let their kids go to school with their new identity, and risk bullying and judgment. The documentary is scheduled to air Tuesday 6th October on Channel 4 at 10pm.
GIRLS TO MEN (1 X 60’)follows young three young transgender people going through extraordinary transformations to fulfill their dream of becoming men. The film features unprecedented access to surgical procedures including breast removal and phalloplasty - the creation of their own, functioning penises. The film also meets the increasingly confident online community of young transgender men baring everything on social media.
MY TRANSGENDER SUMMER CAMP (1 X 60’) features exclusive access to a controversial American camp for transgender adolescents and their families. As well as summer fun, they must face huge dilemmas including whether or not to start taking hormone blockers to stop the onset of male puberty.
Passion will also be launching at MIPCOM documentary HOW THE RICH GET HITCHED (1 x 60’) produced for Channel 4. With brides in the UK spending an average of twenty one thousand pounds on their wedding day there is one exclusive boutique in Knightsbridge where this kind of budget will just about cover the dress! For the last 24 years, designer Caroline Castigliano has been making custom wedding gowns with an unlimited price tag for the world's rich, royal and famous. We follow Caroline and her team over the busy summer season, meeting brides-to-be for whom money is no object and who think nothing of spending over a hundred thousands of pounds on their big day.
FOOTBALLERS’ SEX SECRETS (1 x 60’) produced for BBC Three, follows daughter and niece of footballing legends John and Justin, Amal Fashanu as she lifts the lid on the world of footballers, to discover whether the culture that surrounds a professional football club is cultivating a worrying attitude towards women. Amal meets football legends, their wives and girlfriends and hears about what really happens between the sheets. She questions famous football managers and asks if footballers should be allowed back to the pitch once convicted of sex crimes? Throughout Amal’s journey and through the people she meets Amal questions her own attitudes and upbringing towards relationships and sex.