Channel 4 announces Specialist Factual commission, Ghost (w/t)

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Channel 4 has commissioned Naked TV to produce Ghost, a profoundly moving, revelatory and ultimately uplifting television first.  Ghost is a 3 x 60 minute series that captures the journey of six terminally ill people who create incredible experiences to comfort the loved ones they are leaving behind, which will be delivered after their death.

Across the series these contributors, ranging in age, background and family situations, will write and record messages for their closest relatives and loved ones.  Using cutting edge holographic technology, Naked TV enables these deeply personal missives to be delivered post mortem, by the subjects themselves in vivid, three-dimensional, holographic form, allowing them to appear as if from beyond the grave.

Each contributor will create three or four personal messages, offering comfort, closure, support and advice that they couldn’t or wouldn’t whilst alive, and encouraging those they love to move forward, heal old wounds, or chase their dreams.  Perhaps it’s a husband revealing a dating profile for his wife to encourage her to love again, or a mother leaving annual birthday messages for her children to remind them she will always care for them. The messages may be for groups or individuals, family, friends or lovers, and will be delivered by themselves via their own hologram in a range of settings pertinent to the contents of the message, whether a favourite restaurant or the family living room.

“Death is an inevitable part of the life-cycle, but its finality is often abrupt and heart-rending. Working closely with British psychologists, bereavement experts and holographic technology we’ve created an opportunity to enable some families to see and remember their relative or friend looking and sounding vibrant and healthy in vivid 3D holographic form – delivering a personal message that could only come from them.  We feel very privileged that the contributors have let us share their loss, and we hope the messages their loved ones have left comfort their families, help them cope with their grief and inspire them throughout their lives.” said Simon Andreae, format creator and CEO of Naked TV.

Jonah Weston, Commissioning Editor Specialist Factual said, “Death is the ultimate taboo and I think many people find it hard to say what they really feel in those last moments. To have the chance to leave messages and final wishes for the people you love most is an incredible opportunity, and I am humbled by the people taking part and excited by seeing what they say from ‘beyond the grave.”

Ghost is based on the A+E Networks format Voices from the Grave, created by Naked’s Simon Andreae.  It is produced by Naked for Channel 4. 

Commissioning Editor:  Jonah Weston
Production Company:  Naked TV
Executive Producers: Simon Andreae and Becky Clarke

 

 

About Naked

Naked creates and produces high quality, innovative factual and entertainment programming for the UK, US and international television markets.  Current and recent productions include The Rap Game UK and 21 Again for BBC3, Manson: The Lost Tapes for ITV, Indian Summer School for Channel Four, My Hotter Half for E4, and 100% Hotter for Channel Five and 5Star

The company was founded in 2015 by multi-award winning producer Simon Andreae, in partnership with global production and distribution group FremantleMedia.

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