Amnesty International UK announce the launch of Amnesty TV
TV That Thinks! – Episode 2 now live
Cassette Boy, Misery Bear and How To Write A Dictator’s Speech
Tune into Episode 2 of Amnesty TV at amnestytv.co.uk
anniversary of the world’s biggest human rights organisation, Amnesty
International UK has launched Amnesty TV, a new video magazine show that
mixes satirical comedy, campaign stunts, short documentaries, outspoken
opinion and real news around global human rights campaigns.
Produced by the people who made News Wipe, Starsuckers and the Inbetweeners, episode 2 of Amnesty TV went live at 09.00am on Friday 29th July at www.amnestytv.co.uk
Episode 2 highlights include:
Misery Bear team. Misery Bear have just written a new Sky 1 sitcom and their Misery Bear/Kate Moss special was one of the best viewed segments of Comic Relief 2011 online.
cartoonist of Private Eye, Financial Times, Telegraph and The Spectator.
package that deconstructs the wildly eccentric 3 hour monologues that dictators like to give during moments of crisis.
Cassette Boy, famous for re-editing The Apprentice and Dragon’s Den, re-imagines an Obama speech on torture and Guantanamo.
The Amnesty TV creative team includes established writers, film makers and digital artists including: Mike Bradley former producer/director at Charlie Brooker’s ‘News Wipe’ and ‘Screen Wipe’; Iain Morris co-creator of the Inbetweeners; Neil Boorman former magazine editor, columnist and author and creator of C4 show ‘Shoreditch Tw*t’; comic-strip creators Modern Toss; Chris Atkins writer/director of ‘Taking Liberties’ and ‘Starsuckers’; cartoonist Robert Thompson; writer/director duo Misery Bear and internationally renowned illustrator and designer Anthony Burrill providing the graphics.
Amnesty TV is produced by a new in-house team of creative writers, film makers and digital artists who will work in collaboration with Amnesty’s high profile supporters, including Ralph Fiennes, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and Vanessa Redgrave. The fortnightly shows will combine the urgency of Banksy, the ingenuity of the Yes Men and the wit of Eddie Izzard to inform, educate, mobilise and campaign on human rights. The Amnesty TV creative team includes:
Speaking on the innovation, Amnesty International UK’s Head of Brand and Events, Andy Hackman, said: “Amnesty International’s aim is to connect people and unite them behind a common belief that people coming together can effect real, tangible change. We believe that Amnesty TV's combination of entertaining content and inspiring stories will help us engage and mobilise a new generation of supporters.”
Amnesty TV will produce around 30 minutes of core AV content per month, with a different theme each episode, which will exist in different lengths and formats to allow multiple platform distribution.