MIPCOM, October 15th 2018 – Beach House Pictures produces ground-breaking 4K survival series for Discovery
ED STAFFORD: FIRST MAN OUT is a genre-defining survival series that pits the world’s best adventurers, survivalists and bush craft experts against infamous explorer Ed Stafford, the first man to walk the length of the Amazon River. Every episode sees Ed Stafford go head-to-head with the best in the survival game in a race across the most stunning but punishing environments Asia has to offer in a bid to be First Man Out.
Ed Stafford has already hosted many successful Discovery shows that have seen him ‘Marooned’ on a desert island for sixty days and ‘Left For Dead’ in hostile locations around the world. This time, survival is only half the battle as Ed risks life, limb and reputation to prove he’s the best survivalist in the world.
Beach House Pictures was honoured to be chosen by Discovery to take on the challenge of shooting their first survival show in True 4k across six locations including Thailand, Palau, Borneo, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and India.
The shoot took a team of 25 – 30 crew members 75 days to complete, requiring 22 cameras shooting at 50fps, which generated 8 x more data than a standard HD production. The total shoot clocked in 65Tb of raw data.
ED STAFFORD: FIRST MAN OUT is a Discovery production in association with the Singapore Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). Donovan Chan is the Executive Producer and Rob Sixsmith is the Series Producer for Beach House Pictures. Victoria Noble is the Executive Producer for Discovery.
Beach House Pictures’ Creative Director, and series Executive Producer, Donovan Chan said:
“The aim was to create a truly blockbuster factual series with big screen potential. All the technical challenges of producing a survival show in HD are amplified when shooting in True 4k. And when you add the elements of a race between two people across a harsh and remote landscape, employing multiple cameras whilst taking care of the health and safety of the team – you have a massive production on your hands.”
Victoria Noble, Executive Producer and Senior Director at Discovery said:
“ED STAFFORD: FIRST MAN OUT pushes the survival genre into a new space, combining world class talent, deadly terrain and competitive elements, all expertly delivered in 4K. Working in close partnership with the IMDA, this production is a strong example of how Discovery is pushing boundaries through its unmatched technological capabilities, redefining the viewing experience and superserving passionate fans with truly compelling content.”
First Man Out will air on Discovery during the first half of 2019. For further enquiries and interview opportunities please contact Sarah Etherden on +1 416 725 1696, email [email protected] or visit Beach House Pictures and Blue Ant International at MIPCOM Booth R8.D7.
- Beach House Pictures – https://www.beachhousepictures.com/
- Discovery Networks – https://www.discovery.com
- Ed Stafford – http://www.edstafford.org/
About Beach House Pictures:
Beach House Pictures, a Blue Ant Media production company, is one of Asia’s largest indies. With 600+ hours of international HD, 3D and 4K content in its library, Beach House Pictures specializes in factual and entertainment programming, creating high profile series such as Ed Stafford: First Man Out, Masterchef Singapore, Frontier Borneo, Wild City, Raffles: Remaking an Icon and China from Above. The company’s other divisions include children’s production arm, Beach House Kids, which recently produced Teddies; Beach House Entertainment for reality formats and general entertainment programs like Cesar’s Recruit and Asia’s Next Top Model; Beach House Labs for digital and branded content; Beach House Academy, which offers skills training and education to established and aspiring producers throughout Asia; and Beach House Studios for Virtual Reality, animation and broadcast design. Beach House Pictures is headquartered in Singapore, with offices in Beijing and Taipei.
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