Toronto, Canada – Tricon Films & Television has announced new titles being unveiled at MIPDOC, including Davis Guggenheim’s award winning documentary feature Teach, a Participant Media Presentation of a Pivot Original and a Little Room production; Architect Films’ unique collection series Extreme Collectors and Ocean Entertainment’s true crime series on unsolved murders To Catch a Killer. Tricon will also showcase series from their multi-title acquisition deal with General Purpose Pictures.
Teach (feature) HD – We all have had a teacher who’s shaped us, inspired us, even scared us, and whom we can credit with having empowered us to become who we are today. Offering a rare glimpse inside four public school classrooms, Director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, untitled Malala Yousafzai Project) invites us to follow the struggles and triumphs of our education system through the eyes, minds, and hearts of its most essential resource: teachers.
To Catch A Killer (8 x 60’) HD – a true crime series following Professor/ Detective Mike Arntfield and a squad of civilians as they investigate unsolved murders. These fresh eyes focus on one horrific crime each episode as they seek new leads and exploit modern technology to find evidence that can help close the case. Gripping, emotional and empowering, To Catch A Killer reveals the power in all of us to help ease a stranger’s pain.
Extreme Collectors (14 x 30’) HD – “How much is all this stuff worth?” That’s the question every viewer will want to know in the fun and fascinating Extreme Collectors. The series follows Andrew Zegers, an antiques appraiser with over 30 years of experience, as he travels across North America on a televised treasure hunt to find the amazing collections people have amassed, such as action figures, snow globes, harmonicas, or nearly anything else you can imagine.
General Purpose Pictures series include:
The Fix (23 x 30’) HD – It’s Candid Camera meets Face Lift in this reno-ridiculous half hour of comedy. Irreverent and infectiously funny Brit contractors Jay Purvis (Kitchen Equipped) and Neil Davies (Real Renos) prey on hapless homeowners who think they’re getting a free TV makeover, only to be fixed with some of the most absurd reno and decor ideas ever imagined.
The Heat (39 x 30’) HD – celebrity chef Mark McEwan takes you on a full throttle, sweat drenched ride into the catering kitchens of some of the most renowned, successful and infamous chefs as he and his irreverent staff of talented protégés cater to the masses.
Making House (13 x 30’) HD sees a dynamic husband and wife renovate their& forever house all while running their own businesses, living in a cramped apartment with three small children, and expecting baby number four. From demolition to drywall, the couple will use their design and renovation expertise to create a family-friendly yet stunning home, or kill each other in the process.
Save Us From Our House (91 x 30’) HD – in this fast-paced, fun and moving relationship-renovation-reality TV series, the house-saving trio of Relationship Counsellor, Contractor and Designer respond to frantic families who’ve been suffering in their space, driving them all nuts! They get close and personal inside the family unit, exposing true and raw emotion.
Shotgun Reno (13 x 30’) HD tracks what happens when you take one of life’s most stressful moments – the renovation of a home and add in a life-altering event like a wedding or the birth of a child. It’s enough to transform even the calmest of couples into raving lunatics as they struggle to complete their renovation on budget and in time for the big event.