Armoza Formats has closed their first deal for new docu-reality show, Back to Life. The local rights to the emotional format, which was created by Israel’s Channel 10 in partnership with Armoza Formats, has been taken by Polish production company Rochstar. The agreement was signed at MIPCOM.
Back to Life (60’) is the inspiring docu-reality that follows the unique stories of patients and their families in a race against time while they wait for a lifesaving organ donation. In each thematic episode, we will get an intimate look at the struggle for survival of those that head the waiting list and simultaneously discover the story of their donor. From the uncertainty to the long-awaited call and a new chance at life, this format not only portrays the experience of the recipients but also the courageous act of giving – either by a living donor or that of a grieving family. While the clock ticks and each patient hopes for the moment that could save their lives, we’ll be exposed to the psychological, moral and emotional issues that affect everyone involved on the journey between life and death.
The two companies have previously worked together to successfully bring prime time reality competition, Curvy Supermodel, to Poland. The show is currently airing in Poland on Polstat.
Rinke Rooyens, CEO of Rochstar, “This issue is something we have been concerned about for a long time, not just as TV producers, but also from a humanist point of view. Accompanying patients as they eagerly wait for the transplant is an incredibly emotional experience, both for the viewers and those who are working on the show. The strength of this format is that it shows the true emotions of the heroes, their hopes for a new life, the tension of waiting for an operation as well as joyful moments.”
Avi Armoza, CEO of Armoza Formats, “‘Back to Life’ offers a unique opportunity to truly impact life. This is a format that will show audiences the true and emotional journey of those on the transplant list in ways that will highlight this very important social issue. We are looking forward to working with Rochstar to create a local adaptation and are thrilled to have signed the show’s first deal with them.”