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Cineflix Rights signs multi-series acquisitions deal with Windfall Films ahead of MIPCOM 2018

Sep 11, 2018

Cineflix Rights, the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor, has acquired more than 80 hours of factual content from leading British producer Windfall Films. Cineflix Rights will be launching the titles at MIPCOM 2018. 

The deal includes upcoming new lifestyle series Impossible Builds (8x60’) which explores how innovatively engineered ‘kit’ homes are helping ambitious homeowners construct dream properties in some of the most remote and challenging locations across the UK.

Strip the Cosmos (Seasons 1-3, 22x60’) which investigates the deepest secrets of the universe. Each episode follows new scientific missions and uses immersive CGI to investigate key mysteries including the intersteller origins of comet Oumuamua; how supermassive black holes kill off star formation; and whether there’s an unknown planet orbiting our solar system. 

My Floating Home (Seasons 1&2, 27x30’ or 15x60’) that follows the adventures of homebuilders from around the globe who aspire to leave landlocked suburbia behind to live in the ultimate waterside home – amazing ‘aquatic homes’ that float on water. 

Rise of the Machines (Seasons 1&2, 20x60’) that explores the world’s most extreme machines – from aircraft carriers to super airships and mega-trucks to monster trains – capturing them in action and using spectacular CGI to reveal their extraordinary engineering secrets.

Strip the City (Season 2, 8x60’) that uses CGI animation to peel the glass off buildings, roll back the tarmac on roads, and suck whole harbours dry to expose the ingenious engineering innovations that lie hidden beneath some of the world’s largest cities, including New York, Venice, Tokyo, Los Angeles and Paris.

The deal with Windfall Films was negotiated by Richard Life for Cineflix Rights and Allison Todd for Windfall Films.

Richard Life, VP, Acquisitions, Cineflix Rights said: “Cineflix Rights is thrilled to be building on our relationship with Windfall Films – which is internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading producers of critically acclaimed, award-winning television. This multi-series deal sees us adding some of their most exciting and successful brands to our MIPCOM catalogue.”

Allison Todd, Managing Director, Windfall Films said: “We’re delighted that Cineflix Rights is working on distribution of these Windfall Films titles.”

James Burstall CEO of Argonon Group, the parent company of Windfall Films, said: “Windfall Films produces some extraordinary content with unprecedented access reflected in these commissions. These type of strategic partnerships that play to specialist genres with specialist distributors is a way for Argonon to maximise the reach of its IP.”

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For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights):
mark@ohcommunications.co.uk / +44 (0) 7789 981561

About Cineflix Rights
Cineflix Rights, a division of Cineflix Media Inc., is the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor with a growing catalogue of 4,600 hours of sought-after programs from some of the world’s most creative producers. Our diversified factual and scripted shows cover a wide range of genres, including crime & investigation, documentaries & specials, history, factual entertainment, lifestyle, science & technology, wildlife & natural history, as well as formats. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in London, Cineflix Rights has sales teams in the UK and North America.

About Windfall Films Windfall Films has an international reputation as a producer of innovative television programmes – most recently the challenging historical adventure series Mutiny for Channel 4, and the ambitious engineering series The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway for the BBC. Windfall has applied its distinctive approach to a range of genres, including science and history documentaries, factually-based dramas and original format shows. The company has collected numerous awards for its programming, including BAFTAs for Inside Nature’s Giants, D-Day: As It Happens and Murder Trial, an Emmy and National Academy of Sciences Award for Your Inner Fish and a Wildscreen Panda Award for The Bat Man of Mexico.

Windfall is one of the leading producers of science and technology programmes in the UK and became part of Argonon Group in 2014. Further highlights include: The Wonder of Dogs for BBC Two; Television’s Opening Night: How The Box Was Born and Spider House for BBC Four, Easter Eggs Live, Foxes Live: Wild in the City, and Inside Nature's Giants for Channel 4; My Floating Home for More4; Unearthed, Strip The City, Strip The Cosmos and How Things Work for the Science Channel; Railroad Alaska for Destination America & Animal Planet, Rocky Mountain Railroad for Discovery, Big Kitchens for FYI and Making North America, Inside Chernobyl’s Mega Tomb and Inside Einstein’s Mind for PBS NOVA.
www.windfallfilms.com

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