Client news · 13 February, 2021

Icon Films commissioned to produce ‘Unknown Amazon with Pedro Andrade’

Leading UK production company to produce six-part documentary series that celebrates diversity of the Amazon Rainforest

Boom! client and leading UK independent factual production company Icon Films today announces a joint commission from VICE TV and VICE World News to produce ‘Unknown Amazon with Pedro Andrade’, a new documentary series that explores the unique diversity of Amazonia and the people who live there.

Hosted by Brazilian author and journalist Pedro Andrade, the 6 x 60’ series will take viewers on an epic journey through the Amazon Basin, to show them the real modern-day Amazonia in all its complexity.

‘Unknown Amazon with Pedro Andrade’ will debut on VICE TV in 2021 in the United States and globally. The series was jointly commissioned by VICE TV and VICE World News and Executive Producers for Icon Films are Stephen McQuillan, Laura Marshall and Pedro Andrade. The Series Director is Charlie Bingham. Falguni Lakhani Adams is Executive Producer for VICE TV and Kristen Burns is Executive Producer for VICE World News. The series is distributed worldwide by VICE Distribution.

Laura Marshall, CEO of Icon Films, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Pedro on this new series for VICE. Pedro’s vast experience as a journalist and his endless enthusiasm for travel makes him the ideal person to travel with through Amazonia, exploring both its unparalleled natural landscape, but also the modern-day challenges the region faces. We are delighted to produce this series for VICE that gives insight into the rich fabric of this incredible natural wonder and Pedro’s skills will ensure that viewers are entertained and inspired.”

Icon Films is an award-winning production company with a reputation for originality, excellence and entertainment. Delivering high-end factual content for broadcasters around the world across a breadth of factual genres including natural history with programmes including Animal Planet US’ highest-ever rating series, River Monsters’, the returning Charles Dance-narrated Savage Kingdom’ and Primal Survivor and 8K feature doc ‘Okavango’ for NHK in Japan.