Closing date 26/11/2021
Episodes: 10 x 46 min
Tone References: Making a Murderer, Devil’s Dorp, Strangers You Know, Chasing the Sun, Jeffery Epstein: Filthy Rich; Conversations with a Killer: Ted Bundy, Trial 4, The Last Dance, Drive to Survive
Audience: Premium 101 Audience. Primary: 25-45 Age group
M-Net 101 is looking for a highly stylistic documentary series which will perpetuate and emulate the trusted Carte Blanche brand which the M-Net 101 audience is extremely loyal towards. The M-Net audience is predominantly White and English speaking. They consume international content but want to see their their stories told in a respectful and authentic manner. The documentary series can have a common theme or be stand alone episodes.
The series should be ‘edge of your seat’ entertainment while still being informative and centred around very interesting subject matter. It needs to reflect stories which are relevant and interesting to South Africans.
The documentary series needs to have a strong narrative with innovative shooting styles. Emotive story-telling techniques are encouraged. Traditional ‘talking-head’ interview styles should be avoided at all costs in the treatment of the series.