Today, May 27, Netflix reveals the cohort of ten aspiring filmmaking teams from across the UK that it will fund as part of its inaugural Documentary Talent Fund. The ten filmmakers will receive up to £40,000 in financing to create their own documentary short film between 8-12 minutes long, answering the brief: “Britain’s Not Boring And Here’s a Story.”
Pelé, the new Netflix original documentary, chronicles the life of the Brazilian football player, Edson Arantes do Nascimento - better known as Pelé. The documentary looks back at the extraordinary period that Pelé, the only player to win three World Cup titles, went from a young superstar in 1958 to a national hero, amidst a radical and turbulent era in Brazilian history.
Netflix has just announced a brand new Documentary Talent Fund to support emerging filmmakers from across the UK and to nurture the most innovative and creative minds of the future.
Streaming partners have been quick to support the film's soundtrack and Mötley Crüe's catalogue with the Global Marquee feature on Spotify, and Apple Music building a dedicated Mötley Super Room. The pay back was instant with a 570% stream increase on Spotify, a 900% stream increase on Apple Music, and Apple iTunes downloads growing 2027%. Amazon, with triple digit streaming growth is benefitting from sales of the book being back at #1 music book, and Mötley's Deezer streams are up 669%.
Martin Clunes reprises his role as Britain’s favourite grumpy medic in a new series of the hugely popular, long running drama Doc Martin, so popular that Hollywood superstar Sigourney Weaver (Alien) makes an appearance. Following its current run on ITV, Doc Martin Complete Series Seven comes to DVD courtesy of RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn Label.