Boom! client Drive, the production-funding agency and distributor today announces their appointment by UK producer Oxford Films to distribute a highly anticipated documentary series that offers a unique insight into The Queen’s role as a figure on the global stage.
‘Queen of the World’ (2 x 60’) is a landmark series that tells the story of how the Commonwealth has been the central focus and passion throughout Her Majesty’s life.
The series features behind-the-scenes moments with the Sovereign and other members of the Royal Family – including the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Princess Royal and the Countess of Wessex.
Drive is distributing the film globally and is working with Oxford Films to secure a number of international pre-sales for ‘Queen of the World’. Drive will launch the project to international buyers at Mipcom in Cannes next month.
Oxford Films, maker of previous documentary films featuring the British Royal family including ‘Our Queen’, ‘Our Queen at 90’ and ‘Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy’, is producing the film for ITV in the UK.
Lilla Hurst, Joint Managing Director of Drive, said: “The privileged access that Oxford Films have been given to the Royal Family in this series will no doubt attract much interest from channels across the globe and we are delighted to be working with Nick and his team on yet another world exclusive.”
Nicolas Kent, Creative Director for Oxford Films and Executive Producer for ‘Queen of the World’, said: “The Queen is the most well-travelled monarch in history and it’s been fascinating to see how she has passed on her experience to the younger generations of the royal family.
“With the Duke and Duchess of Sussex about to embark on their first Commonwealth Tour to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific exactly sixty-five years after the Queen’s first Commonwealth Tour, this series could not be more timely.”
As the family and world leaders discuss the importance of the Commonwealth to the Queen, the series will document the way in which she passes her knowledge and experience to the younger generations.
Drawing on cine footage from The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s private film archives and treasures of the Royal Collection, the series will offer a unique perspective on the Queen’s early years as Head of the Commonwealth when Her Majesty had the symbols of the then eight Commonwealth countries embroidered on to her Coronation gown.