Story Films

UK’s Channel 5 orders Story Films thriller ‘Black Cab’

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned Black Cab, a new thriller series about a Liverpool taxi driver’s growing obsession with a late-night radio DJ. Produced by Story Films, the 4 x 60-minute series is set to debut in 2023. Nick Saltrese (A Prayer Before Dawn) has written the series, and Diarmuid Goggins (Kin, Bulletproof) will serve as director, while […]

Sky orders first commissions of scale from creator with Down Syndrome

Sky said it has become the first major UK broadcaster to commission projects of scale, written and directed by a person with Down Syndrome. The pay-TV giant has ordered two titles from writer and director Otto Baxter, who has Down Syndrome – The Puppet Asylum, a horror short, which has recently wrapped production, and its […]

‘The Thief, His Wife And The Canoe’ firm preps Barings Bank & Nick Leeson drama

The Thief, His Wife And The Canoe producer Story Films has started development on a four-part drama exploring the notorious collapse of Barings Bank and the man at the centre of the scandal, trader Nick Leeson. The Man Who Broke The Bank (w/t) is being written by Tony Marchant (The Mark Of Cain, Butterfly) and is […]

Paramount+ announces factual originals ahead of UK & Ireland launch

Paramount+ has commissioned a slate of new UK original factual productions ahead of its launch in the UK and Ireland tomorrow. The news follows the streamer’s pledge to order 150 international originals by 2025, and its unveiling of a multi-genre slate of seven new originals yesterday. These latest new factual titles include Hot Yachts, a […]

HBO Max Lat Am & Canal+ Group among global deals for UK true crime drama ‘Deceit’

HBO Max and the Canal+ Group are among broadcasters across Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America to have acquired UK-based Story Films’ true crime drama Deceit. Having debuted on Channel 4 in the UK last month, the four-part series is being distributed by All3Media International, which has signed deals for the show with HBO Europe […]

Amazon & Discovery+ score David Beckham-backed Premier League docuseries

Amazon Prime Video has acquired the upcoming BBC2 football documentary series Fever Pitch! The Rise Of The Premier League for Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The 4 x 60-minute from All3Media-backed Story Films and David Beckham’s Studio 99 is currently in production ahead of its debut later this year, with distributor All3Media International signing multiple […]

Op-ed: Putting real words to true crime in ‘verbatim drama’ The Interrogation

Four actors. One room. An interrogation based word-for-word on real transcripts. Story Films co-founder Dave Nath tells us how they brought a 20-year-old case to life for Channel 4. Tom Hardy carries the entire movie Locke on his own for 85 minutes sat in a car. It was bold, evocative and original – an approach to […]

C4 orders Generation Porn from Story Films

Channel 4 (C4) has ordered landmark documentary trilogy Generation Porn from Story Films, which will explore the influence of the modern internet porn epidemic. The cyber porn industry sports more traffic than Netflix and Twitter combined, with the online giant Porn Hub reporting in 2017 that it catered to 28.5bn visitors. The series explores the demand […]