14 APR 2023

MIPTV 2023: Quintus Studios to premiere new premium factual co-production projects

Quintus Originals series include programs focused on the death-defying truckers, on the brutality of homelessness in Las Vegas and ex-convict stories.

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"Poverty to Paradise: Las Vegas"

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Quintus Studios unveils a diverse line-up of premium factual co-production projects that it will be premiering with buyers at MIPTV in Cannes this year. The Quintus Originals series include topic such as the death-defying truckers, the brutality of homelessness in Las Vegas and ex-convict stories. All the shows have pilot episodes completed or currently in production.

The new Quintus Originals are: "Mission to Collision: Kenya's Flying Trucks" (5x60’ Africa Live Media for Quintus Originals) where audiences can see how Kenyan truckers transport the most perishable local products. The 1 x 60’ pilot episode follows drivers and characters on two routes in Kenya from Meru to Nairobi and from Meru to Lamu.

"Poverty to Paradise: Las Vegas" (5x60’ New Take Films for Quintus Originals) that explores the realities of being homeless in one of America’s most touristic cities, how every day is a battle for survival and how communities must co-exist together in order to live another day.

"Banged Up: My Story" (5x60’ Middlechild Productions for Quintus Originals) features first-hand from ex-convicts from some of the toughest prisons in the world. And "Wild Cats" (1x60’ KM Plus for Quintus Originals) that takes viewers on a journey through sub-Saharan Africa to the jungles of India and over the snow-covered mountains of North America to the magnificent Amazon Rainforest.

"We’re very proud to present this truly diverse launch list, working with established producers such as Middlechild and KMplus as well as new filmmakers Africa Live and New Take Films across multiple genres. Each of these titles is unique with its own style, and yet they all perfectly fit the Quintus catalogue where we focus on fast, exciting and truly engaging content for our audience - both on our channels and for the broadcasters we work with,” said Anouk van Dijk, Head of Sales and Co-productions at Quintus Studios.

Quintus Studios owns and operates YouTube channel brands with a combined yearly reach of more than 200 million unique visitors including Free Documentary, FD Real, FD History, FD Nature, FD Paranormal and ENDEVR. It also owns and operates FAST channel ‘Radical Docs’ which is available on platforms including Rakuten TV. The business develops and funds unscripted TV projects via a disruptive new partnership model - Quintus Originals.

Each of these titles is unique with its own style, and yet they all perfectly fit the Quintus catalogue where we focus on fast, exciting and truly engaging content for our audience ” Anouk van Dijk Head of Sales and Co-productions at Quintus Studios

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