Windfall Films

Seven, Scripps, Shaw join Windfall series

Australia’s Seven Network, Scripps Networks UK & EMEA and Food Network in Canada are all attached to a new 13x30mins lifestyle series from British indie Windfall Films. Big Kitchens will look at the logistics, cuisine and characters at some of the world’s biggest and most extreme restaurants, including an Emirate Airlines kitchen with more than […]

Discovery buys Cosmos doc series

Discovery has picked up Strip the Cosmos, a six-part series about the secrets of the universe. The CGI-laden series, produced by UK indie Windfall Films, will launch on Discovery in the UK and then roll out on its other international channels. The show follows on from another Windfall series that has gone out on Discovery, […]

Nat Geo greenlights Costa Concordia doc

National Geographic Channels International has ordered a one-off special that follows the recovery of sunken Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia. The Raising of the Costa Concordia will launch on NGCI channels later this month. The Windfall Films-produced doc will look at the engineering feats necessary to raise, re-float and tow away the ship, which capsized […]

Channel 4, PBS order Sex in the Wild

The UK’s Channel 4 and US pubcaster PBS have jointly ordered a four-part wildlife series focusing on animal reproduction. The Windfall Films-produced show will be known as Sex in the Wild in the US and Born in the Wild in the UK. It debuts on July 16 on PBS and June 8 on Channel 4. […]

Argonon snaps up UK indie Windfall

Growing UK production group Argonon has acquired factual specialist Windfall Films for an undisclosed amount. The deal is described as the biggest since Argonon was founded in 2011 as the new parent of prodcos Leopard and Remedy Productions. Windfall is behind UK shows such as Channel 4’s doc shows The Murder Trial and Inside Nature’s […]

News brief: BBC Four to deliver Christmas Lectures

UK digital channel BBC Four has re-commissioned indie Windfall Films to produce this December’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. The 3x60mins specials will be twelfth time Windfall has produced the annual lectures. This year’s lectures are presented by Dr. Alison Woollard, a developmental biologist from the University of Oxford, who will explore the boundaries of her […]

News brief: Producers get executive Windfall

UK indie Windfall Films has handed executive producer roles to a pair of factual execs. Jamie Lochhead, who has been Windfall for a decade and series produced BBC Two’s The Wonder of Dogs, and former BBC Science producer Peter Oxley have landed the roles. Windfall is behind shows such as Inside Nature’s Giants, Easter Eggs […]

Nat Geo goes to UK producers for brain shows

National Geographic Channels International has ordered a new series and four special about the human mind from a range of UK producers. Brain Games has been a big hit for Nat Geo in the US, where the launch of the second season garnered 1.5 million viewers. Ahead of the season two launch internationally later this […]

Channel 4 launching egg-watching series

UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a series of Easter programmes revealing the “wonderful – and downright weird – world of eggs”. Easter Eggs Live will follow a series of eggs from different animals including be crocodiles, emus, penguins, spiders and turtles. Presenters will monitor the action from a specially-built hatchery. One they have […]

Discovery Europe orders cityscape doc Strip the City

Discovery Networks Western Europe has ordered Strip the City, a six-part documentary that uses CGI to strip back the surfaces of some of the world’s major cities. The doc series will be coproduced by UK indie Windfall Films (Massive Moves) and its Canadian counterpart Handel Productions (Inside the Titanic). In each episode CGI will be […]