Windfall Films announces success in BBC’s Horizon competitive pitch

20 June 2017

Windfall Films, part of Argonon Group, has announced it is to produce films for the BBC flagship science strand, Horizon, after a competitive pitch process open to all producers. 

The company secured a bundle of films for Horizon, along with BBC Studios and Wingspan Productions.

David Dugan, CEO of Windfall Films, said: "We are delighted to have been selected to produce films for the Horizon strand. Windfall has a strong team of producers who are enthusiastic about bringing science to life - and we look forward to experimenting with new approaches.”

Windfall Films is one of the leaders in science and technology programmes in the UK and its reputation for innovative, specialist factual storytelling is internationally renowned. The multi-award winning company produced the hugely successful The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway for BBC Two; the critically-acclaimed Inside Chernobyl’s Mega Tomb and Inside Einstein’s Mind (Best Physical Science, Jackson Hole Science Media Awards 2016) for the BBC; and Mutiny and the BAFTA-winning series Inside Nature's Giants.

Horizon will continue to deliver across the entire spectrum of science, offering films on subjects like engineering, technology, medicine, geology, physics, human biology, chemistry, the solar system, psychology and mental health. Horizon will feature a range of films from presenter-led authored films and access driven documentaries to innovative factual theatre pieces and hybrid factual dramas - bringing the very latest science stories to the audience from both the UK and around the world.

Tom McDonald, Head of Commissioning, Natural History and Specialist Factual says: "BBC Studios, Wingspan Productions and Windfall Films are three of the best Science suppliers currently operating in the UK. Their ideas are original, exciting and bold. We look forward to working with them and other suppliers over the next two years to build on Horizon's reputation for the cutting edge, and would like to thank all producers who submitted proposals into what has been an extremely competitive process."

Craig Hunter, Commissioning Editor, Science says: "Horizon is the place to deliver the best science journalism in the world and it's the place to experiment with a range of different story telling techniques and form. This is an exciting chapter in Horizon's story and I'm thrilled to be working with these suppliers to create a science strand of the most creative ideas, delivering scientific revelation and impact."


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