Abacus Media Rights acquires Kevin Macdonald's "It Takes A Flood"

The 47-minute project crafted by Docsville Studios and executively produced by Nick Fraser and Liz Thorburn will showcase how the dangers of climate change have manifested in the UK.

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Abacus Media Rights is set to distribute Docsville Studios Production "It Takes a Flood," directed by Academy Award-winning Kevin Macdonald, Daniel Dewsbury and David Charap. The title is set to air on ITV on 2nd November 2021. “Climate change is a huge issue with more and more extreme weather affecting the UK and the rest of the world," Jonathan Ford, Managing Director at AMR, said. "Kevin Macdonald has a unique way of conveying the personal stories of those people who have suffered most and the shocking impact this has had on their lives.  We are privileged to have the opportunity to expose the devastating consequences of flooding in this monumental film.” 

Produced by Katie Buchanan and Lawrence Elman, the 47-minute film takes the viewer right into the heart of the increasingly strong floods that have been hitting the UK in recent years as a result of climate change.  Executive produced by Nick Fraser and Liz Thorburn, the film was commissioned as part of ITV’s Climate Action Week and speaks to residents across the country as they count the cost, both financially and mentally, to their communities affected by flooding over the last decade. 

 As London is battered by historic levels of rain, Scotland, raging floodwater destroys a 400-year-old building.  On the east coast, as sea levels rise and rivers burst their banks, a home is left hanging on the edge of a cliff and another is swallowed up to its roof.  Flood defences can help, but they can’t hold back the water forever. 

One in six homes in the UK is now at risk of flooding. In an effort to save those involved, Ravi Singh runs an international disaster relief charity which doesn’t distinguish between a flood in Bangladesh and one in a small village in the UK.  As he helps traumatised flood victims, his message – we become resilient by helping each other – is a powerful beacon of hope.  

Kevin Macdonald has a unique way of conveying the personal stories of those people who have suffered most and the shocking impact this has had on their lives.  We are privileged to have the opportunity to expose the devastating consequences of flooding in this monumental film.” Jonathan Ford Managing Director, AMR