Realscreen: Drive picks up UK documentaries for international distribution
Production-funding and distribution agency Drive has secured several acquisitions of unscripted content.
Drive picked up two BBC documentaries for international distribution, both from Summer Films. The first is Revenge Porn, which follows Zara McDermott, a reality star from Love Island 2018, who seeks to understand the impact of revenge porn on its victims. McDermott also appears in the other BBC documentary acquired by Drive, Sexism in Schools, where she explores the anger and emotion around reported rape culture in schools and colleges.
Predator: Hunting the Black Cab Rapist is another documentary acquired by Drive, this one for Channel 5 from October Films. The documentary tells the story of Britain’s most prolific serial rapist who was to be released on parole until several victims spoke up.
Drive also acquired global distribution rights to two primetime Channel 5 docuseries from Artlab Films. The first is Submarine: Life Under the Sea, which follows the crew of the HMS Trenchant over 120 days. The other is the third series of Warship: Life at Sea, chronicling daily life on the HMS Northumberland, one of the most advanced warships in the Royal Navy.
Published on www.realscreen.com on 01-06-2021 by Andrew Jeffrey