Client news · 24 October, 2016

Drive announces Super, Scary and Deadly sales

Drive announces international sales for documentary film ‘Super Scary Plane Landings’ and pre-sale of The Word’s Deadliest Weather.

Boom! PR client Drive, the production-funding and distribution agency led by Lilla Hurst and Ben Barrett, today announces a number of international sales for documentary film ‘Super Scary Plane Landings’, as well as the pre-sale of The Word’s Deadliest Weather.

NTV in Germany, Channel 9 in Australia, Discovery Canada, TV2 Denmark, MTV in Sweden and RTL in the Netherlands have all acquired the 1 x 60’ special produced by NBC News’s production arm Peacock Productions, with Drive also in advanced discussions to close a US broadcast deal for the special.

The documentary, originally commissioned by Channel 5 in the UK, features gripping eyewitness footage of some of the most frightening airplane landings ever captured on camera.

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The company also announce the pre-sale of ‘The World’s Deadliest Weather’ (13 x 60 mins) to BBC Worldwide for BBC Earth in South Africa, Poland, Nordics, Asia and Central Eastern Europe. The series, a co-production between Drive and Back2Back Productions, features extraordinary footage alongside first person testimony from those who have survived some of the most extreme weather on earth.

The sales are the latest for Drive’s new distribution business which launched in September. The company recently announced the sales of ‘Building Star Trek’ a 1 x 60’ documentary film to ZDF Germany and SBS Australia, and 1 x 60’ documentary ‘First Contact: Lost Tribe of the Amazon’ to Netflix.

“We’re very pleased that these projects have proved a hit with buyers. This type of high quality, popular factual content always does well internationally, and we are working hard to bring more to market soon”.

— Ben Barrett, Drive co-founder.

Since its launch 3 years ago, Drive has become a leader in securing sales, funding and providing consultancy for a portfolio of production company clients including Raw TV, Barcroft Productions, October Films, Blink, yap films and Lightbox.