Cineflix Rights has inked a first look development deal with Canadian production company Mayhem Entertainment.
Set up by Tyson Hepburn and Matt Shewchuk, Mayhem Entertainment is based in Vancouver and the company’s mission is to produce groundbreaking television aimed at pushing the limits of cinematography and storytelling in both unscripted and scripted.
“Mayhem is an exciting new company whose founders have a great track record in directing and producing award-winning, character-driven shows for international broadcasters”, said Anthony Kimble, Senior Vice-President of Co-Production and North American Acquisitions at Cineflix Rights. “We’re really pleased to be partnering with them as they build their business and look to expand into scripted alongside factual content.”
Under the pact between the two companies, Cineflix has exclusive worldwide distribution rights to the indie’s slate of upcoming shows. They will be launching Mayhem’s The Dog Dudes to international buyers at MIPCOM 2018. It is an eight episode series that follows Dylan and Darijan Northstar, professional dog trainers, behaviorists, and psychology experts who have mastered the use of ‘Pack Wisdom’ to correct anxious, aggressive, and dominating canines. Using this ancient technique together with their pack of Siberian Huskies, Dylan and Darijan have the remarkable ability to rehabilitate and reintegrate troubled dogs in a way no one else can.