Ecoflix, a not-for-profit global streaming platform with a focus on wildlife conservation and environmental issues, launched in 2021 with Fresh Start Media’s documentary Free Billy. The moving film exposes the neglect of an elephant called Billy and chronicles a long campaign to free him from Los Angeles Zoo. It is narrated by iconic UK actress Virginia McKenna OBE.
Sky Kids: COP26 Introduction from HRH The Prince of Wales
In the middle of a pandemic Fresh Start Media was commissioned to deliver a cinematic documentary by Sky Kids which involved filming across the globe. COP26: In Your Hands features six climate activists in six continents, each with their own story to tell about how climate change has affected their country and with a message for world leaders. The documentary is introduced by HRH The Prince of Wales with the UK Prime Minister responding to the activists’ messages.
COP26: Behind the Scenes
Take a look behind the scenes of Fresh Start Media’s mission impossible documentary, filming across six continents during a pandemic. COP26: In Your Hands was premiered exclusively on Sky News and is available on SKY Kids and NOW platforms and as an educational resource for schools on First News/educationTV. It was also played at the UN Climate Summit of world leaders ‘COP26’ in Glasgow in November 2021. The film received critical acclaim and made international news headlines.
COP26: In Your Hands
In Your Hands was premiered exclusively on Sky News and is available on SKY Kids and NOW platforms and as an educational resource for schools on first news/educationTV. It was also played at the UN Climate Summit of world leaders ‘ COP26’ in Glasgow in November 2021. The film received critical acclaim and made international news headlines.
FYI INVESTIGATES Mental Health
Life these days is go, go, GO! We’re connected with our friends and family 24/7, but is all of this busy-ness starting to take a toll on our mental health? This week, the FYI gang investigate that subject, using the very thing that many people is a big part of the problem – social media.
A mini-documentary series hearing from children across the world fighting for their rights. All FYI strands, including FYI Investigates, FYI Kidversation and FYI I Don’t Get It (CGI-tastic explainers),are available under licence to be used as educational online resources for schools and already available through First News Education, OAK, UNICEF, and Boclips.
Investigates Animals on the Brink 2020
Reporting from Africa, FYI have made a special episode to help younger viewers understand a little more about Animals on the Brink of extinction and showing how local children are joining the battle to save some of the world’s most amazing animals before it’s too late.
Investigates Coronavirus Special 2020
FYI have made a special episode to help younger viewers understand a little more about the coronavirus outbreak. One of four documentaries for Sky Kids and Sky News as part of the FYI brand – part funded by the British Film Institute.
Investigates Children caught in the crossfire
FYI Investigates Rio de Janeiro – one the most dangerous places to live, where children in the poorest parts of the city see daily gun battles between the Police and criminal gangs. Braydon meets children caught in the crossfire who are fighting for a better life.
BBC Panorama: In the Shadow of the Stadiums
A BBC Panorama special on the world of child prostitution ahead of Brazil’s World Cup – highest rating Panorama in 22:30 slot