Super Channel Commissions Secret Nazi Expeditions
By Chelsea Regan, World Screen
Go Button Media’s six-part docuseries Secret Nazi Expeditions has been commissioned by Super Channel in Canada.
Secret Nazi Expeditions reveals the work of a secret team of scientists and scholars established by SS leader Heinrich Himmler that scoured the globe in search of the origin of the Aryan race and to collect ancient artifacts. Cineflix Rights is on board as the series’ international distribution partner, with an initial focus on presales.
Through the series, viewers will learn how an expedition to the Himalayas fueled Nazi racial doctrine and how the discovery of Bronze Age runes in northern Italy convinced the SS that they had found evidence that Germanic peoples were behind great ancient empires. Secret Nazi Expeditions also explores the Nazi obsession with the Holy Grail and the search to find it.
Daniel Oron, Go Button Media co-founder and executive producer on the series, said: “Super Channel has been an incredibly supportive broadcaster to our business this year, so we couldn’t be more pleased to move into production with them on this second history series. We are also thrilled to be working with Cineflix Rights for the first time. The team was extremely enthusiastic about this new series from the first conversation and, given Cineflix’s impressive track record and extensive international network, I have every confidence that Secret Nazi Expeditions will soon find a raft of excellent homes across the world.”
Jackie Pardy, chief content officer from Super Channel, added: “Go Button Media has a knack for producing compelling and accessible documentary programming, and we are excited to build on our existing relationship with this new series. Drawing on new evidence and original research, combined with expert commentary, rare archive film, contemporary footage and stylish recreations, Secret Nazi Expeditions will undoubtedly prove a big hit with our viewers.”
Richard Life, head of acquisitions at Cineflix Rights, commented: “World War II is always one of the most popular subjects in the history genre, but fresh stories like this can be difficult to find. Go Button Media, with its track record for in-depth, well-researched documentary storytelling, will deliver a fascinating expedition series revealing the lengths the Nazis went to ‘prove’ the Aryan history they claimed. We are therefore delighted to back Secret Nazi Expeditions, our first venture with Go Button Media, and the latest beneficiary of our financing to greenlight strategy.”