TVF International Delivers New Docs to BBC Select


BBC Select and factual distributor TVF International have inked a deal for a number of documentaries, including Hokusai: Old Man Crazy to Paint.

Produced in association with the British Museum, Hokusai: Old Man Crazy to Paint is the first U.K. film biography of the world-renowned Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Andy Serkis reads the voice of Hokusai.

Other titles included in the deal include Brilliant Bronte Sisters and The Genius of Roald Dahl, both produced by Blakeway Productions.

The Man Who Shot New York, a portrait of the life and photography of Harold Feinstein; The Man Who Shot Tutankhamun (Wavelength Films), telling the story of photographer Harry Burton who documented the Tutankhamun excavation; and The Man Who Shot Beautiful Women (Thinking Violets), which uncovers the mysterious life of the influential 20-century fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld, are also joining the platform.

Fake News: A True History takes a provocative look back on 200 years of fake news and its consequences, while Don’t Panic: The Truth About Population uses 3D graphics to present a portrait of our rapidly changing world. Both are produced by Wingspan Productions.

Eugenics: Science’s Greatest Scandal (Furnace Productions) explores the origins and legacy of eugenics in Britain and its continued influence today. Accidental Anarchist (Hopscotch Films) tells the story of how Carne Ross, once a leading U.K. diplomat, rebelled against the establishment and discovered anarchism as a political answer to turbulent times.

BBC Select is available in the U.S. and Canada on Amazon Prime Video and the Apple TV app.