Curious Films

Netflix orders John McAfee doc from ‘Reclaiming Amy’ prodco Curious Films

Netflix has ordered a feature length doc from Reclaiming Amy prodco Curious Films that explores the incredible story of the life and death of legendary software pioneer John McAfee. Running With The Devil will explore how the man who created McAfee Anti-Virus became worth $100m before going on the run – with a film crew – […]

BBC2 orders Curious Films & Hannah Fry cancer documentary

BBC 2 in the UK has ordered a one-off film following mathematician, author, and radio and television presenter professor Hannah Fry as she documents her treatment for cancer. Making Sense Of Cancer With Hannah Fry is being produced by UK-based Curious Films and investigates whether current medical thinking about how to tackle the disease needs reassessing. Having […]

Curious Films hires BBC & Endemol Shine alum Kim Shillinglaw

Former BBC controller and Endemol Shine Group exec Kim Shillinglaw has been appointed as a non-exec director at UK producer Curious Films. Shillinglaw has more than three decades experience in the media industry and was most recently leading Endemol Shine’s UK factual operations. She stepped down in January 2020 after four years in the role following […]

UK’s BBC Three & Insight TV link to extend women’s football ob-doc series

BBC Three in the UK and Insight TV have joined up to co-produce a third season of women’s football observational documentary series, Squad Goals. The show is produced by UK-based Curious Films and will launch in the UK on BBC Three – fresh from its return to linear – later this year, while airing globally […]

UK’s Curious Films hires Voltage TV exec to lead development

The People vs Climate Change producer Curious Films has appointed Voltage TV’s Becky Kent to the newly created position of head of development. Kent will oversee all development for the company, which has an array of projects on its slate for UK broadcasters including Reclaiming Amy for BBC 2 and Caroline Flack: Her Life & […]

BBC iPlayer picks up Curious Films & Picture Zero co-pro climate doc

UK-based Curious Films and Picture Zero are co-producing a new documentary about the work of the UK Climate Assembly for BBC iPlayer, the British pubcaster’s VOD service, and for international distribution. The Assembly is a group of people brought together from all walks across the UK to help decide how the country can reach net […]

Cineflix Rights signs first-look deal with Curious Films

Cineflix Rights has closed a first-look development deal with UK indie Curious Films. The partnership gives Cineflix Rights exclusive distribution rights to Curious Films’ new slate, working together with the producer to help drive its international profile to generate new commissions and maximise global sales. Launched 18 months ago by Dov Freedman and Charlie Russell, […]

BBC hands commissions to Bandicoot, Naked Entertainment

BBC Scotland has commissioned two seasons of eight-part quiz show format Test Drive from Argonon-backed Bandicoot. Scottish pro wrestler and actor Grado will front the car-based gameshow (8 x 30 minutes), where three teams of family members and friends go on a road trip through Scotland en route to a mystery destination. The group uses […]