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Former Sundog EP sets up prodco

Former Sundog EP and The Trouble With Dad producer Dov Freedman (pictured, right) has launched a production label for popular factual. 

The exec has joined long-time collaborator and director Charlie Russell (left) to set up CuriousFilms.

The business recently scored its first commission with BBC Three’s Britain’s Youngest Football Boss (working title), after setting up in June.

Announced earlier this week, the program follows the football players in the the Women’s Super League and their 18-year-old managing director Jack Sullivan, son of West Ham chairman David Sullivan.

Other projects are in development and a second commission has also been secured.

Freedman first joined Sundog as EP in 2015. His credits there include the David Baddiel-fronted Channel 4’s The Trouble With Dad. Other credits include Channel 4’s The Island With Bear Grylls, BBC Two’s An Hour To Save Your Life and Channel 4’s Barbie: The Most Famous Doll In The World.

Meanwhile, Russell’s directing credits include BBC Two’s Chris Packham: Asperger’s & Me and the acclaimed BBC Scotland doc Choosing To Die with Terry Pratchett.

Freedman said: “Charlie and I share a vision to make quality factual television with an unashamedly popular touch. We have a desire to innovate at every turn, and we’re thrilled with how our first major commission is shaping up.”

Russell added: “What makes Dov and I different is our approach to talent and our ability to support, harness and challenge big names for exclusive access, telling heart-warming and intimate stories for the widest possible audience – something that’s reflected in our second commission, to be announced soon.”