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First Quarter 2012
The opening of 2012 has seen a particularly productive time for Espresso TV, and we are pleased to announce some brilliant new additions to our catalogue. Our History section has expanded to include Theologians Under Hitler [1 x 60’], a powerful film uncovering a new account of the days after World War II. Hearts Divided [1 x 60’], is another new programme which tells the tale of the 1933 Berlin Bishop Joachim Hossenfelder, who led the early phase of a pro-Nazi movement that still echoes through the church. We were also pleased to acquire Elizabeth of Berlin [ 1 X64' HD]; a documentary depicting the motivation of a theologian who on penalty of imprisonment and death, opposed the Nazification of her Church and the moral degradation of her country.
Wild Horses and Renegades [1 x60’/75’/90’ HD] is an inspiring programme which is a great addiction to our Education section. The film highlights the truth around the cruel treatment of American wild horses facing extinction, motivating audiences to protect the creatures and the Western lands they inhabit. Our second addition Brooks – The City of 100 Hellos [1 x 48’ HD], is a documentary examining a city in Alberta, Canada, that speaks 100 languages due to substantial numbers of immigrants and refugees that reside there.
Our Music genre has also expanded to include Saxon [1x 122’], a feature including rare and unseen footage as the heavy metal band celebrates their 30th anniversary. Another exciting addition, Jan Akkerman [1 x 51’], depicts the life and art of this talented man and his unique style of music. We were also pleased to acquire Julien Joseph [1x 52’] a fascinating documentary exploring the life and work of the enormously talented Jazz musician.
Our Biography section has acquired Barbaric Genius [1 x 72’ HD], documenting famous author John Healy’s journey from chess champion to wino, and exploring the difficult life and struggles of this incredibly gifted individual.
Artists on Film [60 x 24’] has been added to our list of Arts & Culture titles, a uniquely intimate perspectiveof an array of visual artists at work. Also joining the catalogue is the exciting Peter Monaghan – A Portrait [1 x 30’] , a brand new documentary exploring the work, inspirations and motivations of Irish artist Peter Monaghan, and his Kinetic/Op art. The final addition to the catalogue in this quarter was Master of Dramatic Space [1 x 40’ HD]. This programme gives us a glimpse into Jaroslav Malina’s life, and investigates the driving force behind theartist, which allowed him to maintain his creativity through the oppression in Nazi and communist governments.
Second Quarter 2012
Our catalogue has increased throughout the second quarter of 2012 to include many more exciting titles. We are delighted to have added Untouchable Love [ 1 x60' / 90'] to our Religion section. This moving documentary follows five couples facing extreme prejudices and opposition due to the caste system. Despite this the modern-day Romeo and Juliet's endeavour to remain together through abuse, jungles and even death.
The fascinating Perfect Runner [1 x 43’/1 x 48’] was acquired for our Science and History sections, and in this CBC programme we see anthropologist Niobe Thompson journey back through the history of evolution to provide an inspiring understanding of our common evolutionary inheritance.
The Adventure & Travel section has welcomed Team Everest: A Himalayan Journey [ 1 x60'] among its titles, an expedition like no other. Featuring stunning footage and the most challenging of goals, five men in wheelchairs travel toEverest base camp, in a heart-warming message of determination and ambition.
78 Days [ 1 x 60' HD ] has joined our Environmental section, a documentary following a camp of veteran tree planters in Northern Alberta dealing with harsh working conditions as they struggle with fatigue and hunger, trying hard to maintain morale as they battle with the bugs, floods, snow and even bears! Earth Reporters [7 x 30’] is a series of educational films giving a unique insight in environmental/religious/ social/ political topics and is another great addition to this section.
Our Adventure & Travel titles have also expanded, and we are pleased to announce the exciting new series In the Americas [30 x30’] where David Yetman explores some of the areas most breathtaking and culturally rich destinations.
First Quarter, 2012
Espresso TV are delighted to have had a successful first quarter in terms of sales. At Home With Carl Hester [5 x 24’ HD], Plight of the Dartmoor Pony [1 x 60’], K9 Mounties [6 x 30’] have all been sold to True Corp, to air in Thailand, covering two equestrian themes, Canada’s police dog training schedule, and a hugely successful YouTube guide to applying makeup.
The veteran BBC series - Perfect Pickle is a unique insight into the different histories of pickling, across several cultures. Espresso TV are proud to have sold this series in New Zealand, to Country 99TV. Also airing in New Zealand will be A Brush With The Landscape [3 x 45’HD], I Am Going to Make A Miracle [1x 60’], and Peter Monaghan – A Portrait.These titles, covering arts themes from painting to theatre direction, have been sold to Sky Arts.
Espresso TV were delighted to sell the untold story of the very last men on the moon, documented in Apollo 17 [1 x 55’], to the USA channel APT, and the Swedish/Finnish channel TV4.
American, British and Commonwealth soldiers marched from Poland to Germany in 1945, to escape the Soviet army, and their story hasbeen told via The Long March To Freedom [3x 47’]. After its first transmission on UKTV where it built a new audience, this popular title has been sold to SBS and SBS DVD in Australia, theSwedish/Finnish channel TV4, and also to Slovenija STV.
Another of our popular history titles, Fighting the Blue [4 x 47’], has beensold to ORF3 in Austria; an account featuring human interest stories during the Battle for Britain.
Media TV Int’l in China have purchased Snake Island [1 x 52’ HD], a breathtaking look at the island Niue, a tiny speck in the ocean 4000 miles north of Australia, and covered in beautiful wildlife. Alongside Snake Island, they have also snapped up another Ben Cropp title,