Catalogue : True Story

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Adele's Wish

Adele's Wish   

The true story behind the painting long known as 'The Woman in Gold', Gustav Klimt's masterpiece, and its remarkable history.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 55-minutes


Alias Ruby Blade

Alias Ruby Blade   

A story of love and revolution, Alias Ruby Blade tells of one courageous woman’s journey from undercover agent to First Lady of East Timor and the untold story of the birth of a new nation.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour or 1 x 78-minutes / USA


All American Girl

All American Girl  

The true story of Mary Kay Letourneau, a 35-year-old schoolteacher, married with four children, who had an affair with one of her 13-year-old students.

 

Fiction / 1 x 95-minutes / USA


Althea

Althea  

A documentary about the trailblazing athlete Althea Gibson.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 78-minutes / USA


An Unlikely Obsession

An Unlikely Obsession   

An Unlikely Obsession is the extraordinary story of how Winston Churchill devoted his life to protecting the Jewish faith from political, sociological and maniacal destruction.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 68-minutes / USA


Art of the Prank

Art of the Prank  

Taking audiences on a wild ride, this emotional and humorous documentary from filmmaker Andrea Marini follows the evolution of New York artist Joey Skaggs, a fierce proponent of independent thinking and an early critic of media irresponsibility.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 85-minutes / USA


At the End of the Day

At the End of the Day  

Based on a true story, At the End of the Day brings the audience face to face with a gripping question, are we in charge of our own lives? That is the question that Sue Rodriguez dares to ask when confronted with just four years to live before a terminal and debilitating disease takes her life.

 

Fiction / 1 x 105-minutes


Atari: Game Over

Atari: Game Over   

The hunt is on to find 3.5 million unsold copies of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial video game, reputed to have been the cause of Atari’s downfall in 1984...

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 66-minutes / USA


Baadasssss!

Baadasssss!  

The critically acclaimed story of Melvin Van Peebles' Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song, a landmark film that created a new genre of filmmaking and gave voice to a silent generation.

 

Fiction / 1 x 105-minutes


Bad Rap

Bad Rap  

Bad Rap follows the lives and careers of four Asian-American rappers trying to break into a world that often treats them as outsiders. Sharing dynamic live performance footage and revealing interviews, these artists make the most skeptical critics into believers.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 82-minutes / USA


Balibo Conspiracy, The

The Balibo Conspiracy  

Based on a remarkable true story, The Balibo Conspiracy is a tense piece of bravado film-making, and engaging thriller in the vein of Costa Gavras’s ‘Missing’ and ‘The Constant Gardener’.

 

Fiction / 1 x 107-minutes / Australia


Battle for Haditha

Battle for Haditha  

November 19th 2005, Haditha, Iraq. Iraqi insurgents bomb a convoy of US Marines, resulting in the death of their most popular officer. Enraged by their loss, his young Marine buddies carry out a brutal retaliation.

 

Fiction / 1 x 97-minutes / UK


Beefcake

Beefcake  

A fascinating look back in time at the beefcake and muscle magazines of the 1950s and '60s, highlighting the life of Bob Mizer, a photographer and magazine publisher in the days when gay erotica had to be disguised as fitness material. BEEFCAKE follows the fate of Neil O'Hara, who comes to Hollywood in the 1950's with movie star dreams. Soon enough O'Hara is discovered by Bob Mizer who runs The Athletic Model Guild, an agency for body builders and publishes magazines featuring their photographs, the first ever commercial magazines to showcase pictures of men.

 

Fiction / 1 x 100-minutes


Believer, The

The Believer  

The Believer is based on the true story of a Jewish neo-Nazi. By day he gives anti-Semitic speeches, raises money for a neo-fascist movement and plans to bomb synagogues.

 

Fiction / 1 x 98-minutes


Belle

Belle  

Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Belle, a mixed race girl raised as an aristocratic Lady in England at the end of the 18th Century. Half black and half white, Dido is the result of a union between British Naval officer, Sir Admiral John Lindsay and a an African slave woman.

 

Fiction / 1 x 100-minutes / UK


Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story

Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story  

From Emperor Media Ltd. and acclaimed producer/director Jon Brewer, music icon David Bowie narrates this unprecedented celebration of the life and works of guitar virtuoso Mick Ronson – a rock hero virtually unknown despite his direct contribution and involvement in countless compositions, lyrics and recordings that changed the face of music forever.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 104-minutes / UK & USA


Big Bear

Big Bear  

Based on the novel The Temptation of Big Bear by Rudy Wiebe, this epic mini series recounts the tireless struggle of one man holding true to his vision while seeking justice for his people. It is 1875 and the government is staking claim to the plains where the Cree have always hunted buffalo freely. As chief, Big Bear refuses to sign away rights to the land which has always been his home, but the odds are against him. His people are dying from starvation, government pressure is relentless, even his sons reject his choice for peaceful negotiations. Finally, after a six year struggle, Big Bear signs a treaty but refuses to move his people to a reservation. A deadly confrontation ensues with the government and his warriors. Big Bear, although innocent, is found guilty by association and imprisoned for treason. Big Bear and his people's personal battle with the injustices of unfair treaties still continue to inspire and affect change for aboriginal people of Canada.

 

Fiction / 2 x two hours


Biggie & Tupac

Biggie & Tupac  

Biggie & Tupac is a no holds barred investigation into the still unsolved murders of the two biggest superstars rap has ever produced; Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls, and Tupac Shakur.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 108-minutes / USA


Blessed Stranger: After Flight 111

Blessed Stranger: After Flight 111  

Blessed Stranger: After Flight 111 is based on the true events surrounding the crash of Swissair Flight 111. This movie provides a real life account of how the world grieved while the local community of Peggy's Cove came together to offer its support.

 

Fiction / 1 x 105-minutes


Bobby Sands: 66 Days

Bobby Sands: 66 Days  

Directed by RTS Award-winner Brendan J. Byrne (Breaking the Silence) and produced by IFTA-winner Trevor Birney (Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God), this feature documentary from Fine Point Films is the definitive account of the events that turned an enigmatic prisoner into an iconic and divisive figure of the 20th Century.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 105-minutes (1 x 90-minute version also available) / UK


Breaking the Surface

Breaking the Surface  

This is the true story of talented athlete and hard-working competitor Greg Louganis.

 

Fiction / 94-minutes / USA


BYkids Collection, The

The BYkids Collection  

Teenagers from around the world are paired with master filmmakers, including the late Albert Maysles (Salesman), Susan Hoenig (For Love or Money) and Joyce Chopra (Smooth Talk), to create these personal documentaries that educate and encourage international understanding about globally relevant issues.

 

Non-Fiction / 5 x half hours / USA


Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez  

Chronicling the birth of a modern American hero, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father, and his commitment to fighting for basic living wages for oppressed California farm workers. 

 

Fiction / 1 x 101-minutes / USA, Mexico


Champions, The

The Champions  

The Champions illustrates the hard-fought battle to cure dogfighting victims of their trauma, in hopes of granting them a second chance at life.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 93-minutes / USA


Charles:  A Portrait – A Man Alone

Charles: A Portrait – A Man Alone  

An in depth look at Prince Charles as a young man  and the character behind the public façade. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Cliffy

Cliffy  

Kevin Harrington (SeaChange, Underbelly) stars as ‘80s cult hero Cliff Young - an ordinary man who does an extraordinary thing. Entering the inaugural Sydney to Melbourne Ultra Marathon, with a rag-tag bunch of supporters by his side, he eats up the miles with his distinctive shuffle run and transfixes Australia by winning the race against all odds.

 

Fiction / 1 x 90-minutes / Australia


Crazy Canucks

Crazy Canucks  

Based on the book White Circus by Ken Read, this is the story of the Canadian skiing legends that overcame adversity and became the first North Americans to crack the Euro dominated World Cup Circuit in 1975. After a disappointing season the year before, the Canadian men's alpine team returns for another shot at the daunting task of unseating the Austrian ski legend Franz Klammer from his domination of the sport.

 

Fiction / 1 x 90-minutes


Crossed Over

Crossed Over  

Based on a true story and the book by Beverly Lowry, Crossed Over is a thought provoking drama about Beverly, a middle aged woman whose life falls apart after her son Peter is killed in a tragic hit and run car accident. Despite the urging of her husband, Ethan, Beverly refuses to leave the house and becomes fixated with the notion that the person responsible for Peter's death was a woman. Beverly's obsession leads her to create a scrapbook of female killers. While sifting through newspaper clippings, she comes across a picture of Karla Faye Tucker, a convicted murderer awaiting execution on death row. Strangely drawn to Karla's photo, Beverly impulsively decides to visit her in prison. One visit turns into several, and an unusual bond of friendship forms between the two women. Through this bond, Beverly and Karla each come to terms with unresolved personal issues and rediscover the simple joy in living.

 

Fiction / 1 x 105-minutes


Damage

Damage  

The Cahills have the world at their feet – Aidan Cahill is a new breed of Irish property tycoon, his glamorous wife Michelle is a successful estate agent, and their beautiful daughter Emma is an up-and-coming photographic model. But behind closed doors, all is not as it seems.

 

Fiction / 1 x 90-minutes / Ireland


Dangerous Indiscretions:The Decline of the House of Windsor

Dangerous Indiscretions: The Decline of the House of Windsor  

This in-depth documentary looks at the scandals that have blighted the credibility and popularity of the royal family through the ages, right up to the more recent controversies surrounding Diana, Fergie and Camilla.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Darrow

Darrow   

A docudrama starring Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey. Focusing on the distinguished career and private life of the legendary labour lawyer and humanitarian Clarence Darrow ...

 

Fiction / 1 x 105-minutes / USA


Deep Web: The Hunt For Dread Pirate Roberts

Deep Web: The Hunt For Dread Pirate Roberts  

Deep Web gives the inside story of one of the most important and riveting digital crime sagas of the century -- the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, the convicted 30-year-old entrepreneur accused to be ‘Dread Pirate Roberts,’ creator and operator of online black market Silk Road.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 90-minutes / USA


Defiant Requiem

Defiant Requiem   

Defiant Requiem illuminates the extraordinary, untold story of the brave acts of resistance by the Jewish prisoners at Terezín during World War II.

 

 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 85-minutes / USA


Diana: A Day in the Life

Diana: A Day in the Life  

Exclusive footage showing the transformation of a shy teenager into one of the most admired woman in the world Diana, Princess of Wales, including moving images of her last days.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Diana: A Model Princess

Diana: A Model Princess  

This programme takes a searching look at the creation of Princess Diana’s own fashion style and the designers and magazine editors who helped her establish it.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Diana: A Portrait

Diana: A Portrait  

No other woman in modern times has commanded so much attention as Diana, Princess of Wales.  She was seen by her adoring public as a fairy-tale princess, caring wife, devoted mother and fashion icon. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Diana: In Search of Happiness

Diana: In Search of Happiness  

The definitive portrait of the 20th century's most remarkable woman Princess Diana - with exclusive interviews and moving footage of her legendary rise to popularity and celebrity status.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson, The

The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson  

How to live when you're going to die. The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson confronts our worst nightmares of impending death and turns them upside down. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 91-minutes / UK


Eichmann Show, The

The Eichmann Show  

April 11, 1961: In a baking hot studio gallery in Jerusalem, TV director Leo Hurwitz has his eyes fixed on the clock. The seconds are counting down to the first ever live TV broadcast of an event that will reach hundreds of millions of people in 37 countries around the world.

 

Fiction / 1 x 96-minutes / UK


Elian

Elián  

Executive produced by Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney, this is the remarkable story of Elián González, a five-year-old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida Straits, and how the fight for his future changed the course of US–Cuban relations.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 110-minutes / Northern Ireland & USA


Elstree 1976: An Untold Star Wars Story

Elstree 1976: An Untold Star Wars Story  

Go behind-the-scenes with several key players who helped create the film which would define a whole generation of moviegoers!

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 90-minutes / UK


Enlighten Us: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray

Enlighten Us: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray  

Enlighten Us: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray is the story of the best-selling, motivational speaking rock star's meteoric rise, fall and subsequent return to the $11 billion self-help industry following his negligent homicide conviction in the death of three clients at a sweat lodge at one of his events.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 85-minutes / USA


Everybody Street

Everybody Street  

Everybody Street illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour or 1 x 90-minutes / USA


Fergie Story: Paradise Lost, The

The Fergie Story: Paradise Lost  

The Fergie Story provides a unique glimpse into the life of the woman who could have been one of the most influential members of the Royal Family.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Fergie: Downfall of a Duchess

Fergie: Downfall of a Duchess  

A challenging and thought-provoking programme looking behind the headlines, telling the untold stories and making some sense of everything written and spoken about Sarah, Duchess of York.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Field Punishment No. 1

Field Punishment No. 1  

This remarkable film, based on true events and people, is not your usual war story. 

 

Fiction / 1 x 90-minutes / New Zealand


Football: A Brief History By Alfie Allen

Football: A Brief History By Alfie Allen  

Co-produced by Woodcut Media and The Development Partnership, lifelong football fan Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones) uncovers a century’s worth of stories, moments and characters in this intimate and engaging documentary, as he searches for football’s roots and, at the same time, the seeds of contemporary Britain.

 

Non-Fiction / 2 x one hour / UK


Forensic Files AKA Medical Detectives

Forensic Files AKA Medical Detectives   

Forensic Files® is a pioneer in the field of fact-based, high-tech, dramatic storytelling. This series of television programmes delves into the world of forensic science, profiling intriguing crimes, accidents, and outbreaks of disease from around the world.

 

Non-Fiction / 376 x half hours / USA


Fourteen Weddings and a Divorce

Fourteen Weddings and a Divorce  

This documentary explores the history of royal marriages in the twentieth century and asks what next for a royal family increasingly battered by pressures from all sides.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Fraud Squad

Fraud Squad  

Using hard-hitting investigative journalism to delve into the world of the scam artist, this awareness-raising TV series addresses the global problem of fraud.

 

Non-Fiction / 26 x half hours / UK


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