Former BBC Commissioning Editor Launches New Factual Indie


The brand-new factual indie Zeppelin Films, founded by former BBC commissioning editor Elliot Reed, has secured its first three commissions.

Zeppelin Films’ first commission is a six-part series for 5STAR: Rich Kids Go Homeless. The show looks to expose the rift between the haves and have-nots in Britain today.

The second commission is a four-part series, Grounded with Grandad (working title), also for 5STAR, which will attempt to bridge the gap between the young and old.

Reed, managing director, said: “Zeppelin Films was founded to make thought-provoking and engaging formats and documentaries, and this first commission confronts young people’s misconceptions and challenges their views in an immersive situation. We hope the experience will teach them a thing or two about having absolutely nothing, change the way they think about homelessness—and possibly themselves.”

Reed added: “We’ve hit the ground running with these commissions and they both have the same sensibility at their heart, to give the audience a different view of life, and to connect the disconnected. We look forward to developing more formats and documentaries for a wide range of broadcasters which allows us produce content to both engage and entertain.”