Autentic Distribution Picks Up The Sum of All Cities


Autentic Distribution has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the eight-episode series The Sum of All Cities.

From DBcom Media, the docuseries extrapolates, investigates and connects the numbers that make up cities, from population, cost of living and crime rate to number of lightbulbs and amount of pebblestones.

It delves into both the numbers that typically define cities—population, area size, birth and death rates, temperature, GDP—as well as the ones that tell more interesting stories, such as the number of CCTV cameras, the amount of cocaine found in the wastewater, the number of native animal species and much more. Sometimes the numbers are impressively huge, and sometimes they are surprisingly tiny. Either way, they reveal a lot about the cities and the people who live there.

The Sum of All Cities is currently in production and is expected to be completed by fall 2025.

“We are excited to bring this captivating series to a global audience,” said Mirjam Strasser, head of sales and acquisitions at Autentic. “DBcom Media is creating a visually stunning factual series that will shed light on the fascinating dynamics of urban life. The Sum of All Cities is not just about numbers; it’s about the human experiences and stories that these numbers represent.”

Meredith Fowke, series producer and writer at DBcom Media, added, “The Sum of All Cities really is a new twist on exploring the places that most of us call home. Wherever you live in the world, there are layers and layers to peel back that reveal numbers that are so much more than just statistics. These numbers are all around us; most of us just don’t put two and two together. So, we’re doing the math to bring those intriguing, defining and relatable stories to you. We are thrilled that Autentic also sees the singularity of this new series and is as excited as we are to share it with the world.”