Discoverys new intl co-production to examines life and death situations

MUMBAI: Discovery Networks in association with Channel 4 and Granada International will co-produce a series that looks at humans dealing with life and death situations.

For this purpose UK production company Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP) has been roped in for the 10 part series titled Alive.

The show uses first person testimony and high-end dramatic reconstruction to tell stories such as that of a father who must decide whether to leave his 9-year-old son alone in a cave to go to find help after they have spent days stranded in a frozen wilderness.

Other cases include a landmine clearance expert captured by the Khmer Rouge who sees an opportunity to escape but knows that he would be leaving his two Cambodian colleagues to a certain death. Granada International has the worldwide rights outside the UK and US. Rcently DSP appointment of Richard Sattin as its head of documentaries.

Sattin has produced over 150 hours of international co-productions across USA Europe and Asia. Sattin will be responsible for developing new programme ideas and overseeing documentary production. Richard's existing projects and development slate will be folded into DSP.

Sattin says, I have been approached before by other companies and investors but Darlow Smithson is where it instinctively felt right. They are a really progressive company but with a strong tradition of high quality programming and I'm thrilled to get the chance to help enhance their reputation by concentrating on what I feel I do best  generating and producing films that make a difference.


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