Tuesday 29 November 2016: Windfall Films, part of Argonon, announce their new two-part series, Building The World’s Most Luxurious Cruise Ship, today. Ordered by Channel 5, this series follow engineers and designers racing to construct the Seven Seas Explorer - the world’s most luxurious ship.
Building The World’s Most Luxurious Cruise Ship films with a team of shipyard workers over 18 months as they battle to transform thousands of sheets of steel into a floating palace of luxury. The ship’s most expensive suite comes with a grand piano, a personal butler and its own spa, and costs £8,000 per night. Despite these prices, the maiden voyage is sold out long before the ship is complete. With the deadline looming, the engineers are striving to complete the £360 million super liner in time for the first cruise. Once guests are on board, will the Seven Seas Explorer live up to its promise and deliver the most luxurious experience on the ocean?
Shot across Europe and the US, Building The World’s Most Luxurious Cruise Ship follows the stories up-close, of those working hard to make this extraordinary build a success and see the dream ship sail. Spectacular drone and time-lapse photography capture the vast scale of the operation. Live-action CGI animations explore the unique engineering challenges the team faces and help illustrate how a cruise ship works.
“This series reveals the complexity of this unique challenge, the enormity of the ship build and the lengths to which the team will go in order to deliver perfection.” says Windfall Films’ Creative Director, Carlo Massarella. “We are delighted, along with our co-production partners, to have produced a fascinating piece of television that gives audiences rare access to this process.”
The 2 x 60’ series is made by Windfall Films, part of Argonon. The executive producer is Carlo Massarella and the director is Martin Gorst. The Commissioning Editor for Channel 5 is Lucy Willis.
Building The World’s Most Luxurious Cruise Ship starts on Friday 2nd December, 9pm on Channel 5.
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About Windfall Films
Windfall Films has established an international reputation as a producer of innovative television programmes. Windfall has applied its distinctive style and meticulous standards to a range of genres, including science, social, and history documentaries, factually-based dramas and original format shows. The company has collected numerous awards for their 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 Jackson Hole Awards for Inside Einstein's Mind and 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 in 2014. Highlights include: The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway and The Wonder of Dogs for BBC Two, 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; Strip The City and Strip The Cosmos for the Science Channel; Railroad Alaska for Destination America & Animal Planet, Big Kitchens for FYI and Making North America for PBS NOVA.
Argonon is the award-winning super-indie production group, formed by Leopard Films CEO James Burstall in 2011. This unique group of companies delivers world class entertainment with creative and diverse talent both on and off screen. Leopard Drama, Leopard Films, Leopard USA and Remedy Productions were the first to join the group; Remedy Canada launched in June 2012 backed by Argonon; Transparent Television and joint venture BriteSpark Films joined in 2013; followed by Windfall Films and joint venture Blacklisted Films who also joined Argonon in 2014. Argonon Group has been formed to bring together world class talent across the transmedia landscape, with headquarters in London, New York and Vancouver. Content from the group includes Emmy and BAFTA award-winning factual, factual entertainment, entertainment, drama, arts, comedy and children’s programming.