Developing Successful Factual TV Series

Creative Europe MEDIA Workshop: Developing Successful Factual TV Series

Elina Pohjola, Citizen Jane Productions,, Finland

CE MEDIA workshop within the framework of the BSD will focus on documentary series –people have enormous curiosity about how other people live and documentary filmmakers can use this human interest to develop engaging documentary series for TV, thus catching audiences in today’s hasty world.

September 2, 2020

15:30 – 16:45 Case study Maiden of the Lake Documentary series 4 x 15 minutes. YLE Children & Youth.

Maiden of the Lake tells about the fun moments 13-year-old Emika and her cousin Antti have at a lake during all four seasons, surrounded by fascinating nature.


16:45 – 17:00 – break

17:00 – 18:15 Case study Eva. Creative documentary series 8 x 21-24 minutes. Viaplay Original.

Eva Wahlström is a world champion of professional boxing. Besides being a boxer, she is an artist, a mother and a wife. The series follows Eva’s life for two years taking us to places where only the inner circle is allowed.

Trailer: (no English subs)