DOX Productions Ltd, London-based film producer, has enjoyed a watershed year in 2007 on many fronts. Its first theatrical release IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON, opened in New York in September and, after screening at the British Film Festival in October, opened in the UK on November 2nd 2007.
The film, described in The Times as “exceptionally powerful…the most genuinely uplifting experience you’ll have in a cinema this year,” has been amongst the most positively reviewed movies of the year, collecting the World Cinema Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and the Grand Prize at the Boulder International Film Festival, among others.
DOX are “starting to make History” having teamed up with David Starkey, presenter of Channel 4’s Monarchy series, to produce his future series. Starkey has a further six hours of programmes contracted with C4 for broadcast in 2009. The first series to be made through the joint-venture, Redhouse DOX, will be a four part series on Henry VIII.
David Sington, DOX’s Principal Film-maker, established DOX in 2000, after training at the BBC and working on a wide range of BBC factual programmes, culminating in Earth Story. DOX immediately started making award-winning films. Hunt for the Death Star, a film made for Channel 4’s Equinox on the 30 year race to discover the source of the most violent explosions in the cosmos won a Gold Hugo at The Chicago International Television Festival, 2001. The Day the Oceans Boiled, a groundbreaking climate change film for C4 Equinox on how changes to the world’s forests and oceans could trigger a rapid acceleration of global warming, won Best Television Documentary, at The British Environment and Media Awards, and a Silver Hugo at Chicago in 2002.
DOX’s first Horizon, for BBC, was The Secret of El Dorado, exposing new evidence that advanced societies flourished in the Amazon Basin before the arrival of Europeans, which won the Silver Plaque at Chicago in 2003. In 2004, Project Poltergeist, another DOX film for Horizon won the Grierson Award, while Global Dimming, broadcast on Horizon in 2005 won the The Earthwatch Institute Environmental Film Award, the Silver Plaque at The Chicago International Television Festival, The Syngenta ABSW Best Science Documentary Award, and The WildScreen Award.
DOX has been increasingly successful in making films for the North American market. Versions of several Horizons were broadcast on WGBH’s NOVA. Rocket Men of Mission 105, the inside story of the astronauts of Space Shuttle mission 105 to the International Space Station, was made for National Geographic Channel in 2002 and went on to win the Gold Remi at The Houston Film and Video Production Awards, 2003. Hitler’s Sunken Secret was made for WGBH’s NOVA in 2005, winning the Gold Plaque at The Chicago International Television Festival, 2006.
DOX Productions is renowned for communicating profound science and history through compelling story-telling. DOX is the world’s premier producer of films that capture the stories of the Twentieth Century’s ultimate achievements, told in the first person supported by archive.
For further information about DOX Productions or In the Shadow of the Moon contact David Sington on +44 (0)207 602 3094