EXCLUSIVE: The sinking of the Titanic continues to fascinate filmmakers and audiences, and a new two-part doc about the tragic ship has pre-sold into the UK and Australia.
Channel 4 and SBS have both boarded Titanic in Colour, which comes from the British indie behind World’s Most Evil Killers and Mandela, My Dad and Me maker Woodcut Media.
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The doc will feature little-known stories such as the impact of the Titanic’s sinking in 1912 on the UK port city of Southampton and the lasting trauma of those who survived. It will feature interviews with relatives of passengers.
Through extensive research and colorization techniques, the doc will also bring to life the lavish interiors of the ship, artifacts and clothing from passengers and many of the larger-than-life people who built, sailed on and ultimately survived the sinking.
The Titanic set off on its maiden voyage from the UK to New York City, but sunk in the North Atlantic Ocean. Around 1,500 passengers and crew died in the tragedy.
Series Producer is Jonathan Mayo, whilst Kate Beal and Tom Adams serve as Executive Producers. Woodcut International is handling worldwide sales.
“Working on this documentary has been an incredible experience,” said Mayo. “The cutting-edge colourisation techniques employed will take your breath away. It was also a humbling experience to speak to some of the children of those who survived the Titanic disaster, and feature in the 1912 footage.”
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