MAY 22, 2019 – Farpoint Films announced today the sale of its new show, The Day My Job Tried To Kill Me, to UK-based DCD Rights. The 13, one hour episodes will begin filming in Manitoba in July and be crewed by more than 30 film and television professionals from Winnipeg.
“We are excited to tell these real-life workplace stories with our partners from DCD Rights,” said Executive Producer at Farpoint Films, Kyle Bornais. “This series will give the viewer a better understanding of how these devastating incidents came to be and will use the talents of many in the Manitoba film and TV production industry to bring it to screens around the world.”
Each episode of The Day My Job Tried To Kill Me (13 x 60) will examine one instance where survivors detail the day that their workplace turned into a living hell. The show will go behind the headlines of some of the world's most infamous workplace disasters and talk to survivors and witnesses of how that moment changed their life forever.
Woven into these riveting cases will be the cold, hard facts of exactly what failed and what caused the unimaginable to happen. These deep dives into the science of the incident will give the audience a much needed breath from the human drama unfolding in front of them on the screen. It will also feature dramatic recreations blended with actual footage from the incident to give the audience a fully immersive experience.
DCD Rights is one of the UK’s leading independent television distribution companies. The Company has over 30 years of international experience in acquiring and distributing multi-genre, high quality programming and programme formats. With over 3,000 hours of programming to offer, the catalogue encompasses a diverse range of genres, from cutting edge factual, and high profile drama to the best music acts, entertainment, lifestyle, documentary, and films.
DCD Rights represents programmes on behalf of companies as diverse as BBC Studios, UKTV, TLC, US public groups such as Rainbow Networks (owners of AMC, IFC, WE tv and Sundance), as well as over 70 independent producers such as Tern, FirstLookTV, and The Open University.