Beyond Rights has picked up the distribution rights to the Channel 4 documentary Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death.
Produced by Curious Films for Channel 4, the one-hour special scored 3.1 million viewers in its first week and is the second best-performing documentary of all time on All4.
The doc serves as a tribute to the Love Island presenter, with testimony from her mother, Christine, twin sister Jody and friends, and explores how fame, mental health, press and social media impacted her life.
“We are delighted to have acquired this powerful, premium documentary and to be embarking on a new partnership with Curious Films,” said Nicola Davey, Beyond Rights’ VP of acquisitions. “The company has an enviable track record of producing intimate, revealing, and distinctive programming and Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death builds on that. This film is heartbreaking and honest, demonstrating a light and sensitive touch while covering difficult subjects. Mental health issues are very topical at the present, as are the undue pressures of the press and social media. While this documentary at its heart is a testament to Caroline, it also shines a stark light on these important matters and, as such, we believe it will readily find a home with international broadcasters and streamers keen to explore different facets of these complex topics.”
Dov Freedman, managing director and co-founder of Curious Films and executive producer of the documentary, added: “Our film is about the life of a highly talented and much-loved British TV presenter, but its underlying messages about depression and the invasive nature of social media will resonate with audiences everywhere. We are really pleased that our program will be supported in the international marketplace by Beyond Rights and are hopeful that, as part of Caroline’s legacy, it helps promotes a greater understanding of mental health issues.”