London, Thursday 26th September - After five years away from TV due to a career-threatening illness, award-winning magician Dynamo returns with a new, jaw-dropping three-part special, PROJECT 7 (w/t).
The high-octane series will take viewers on a journey across the globe to watch Dynamo perform close-up miracles, impossible predictions and unbelievable feats of magic that will have a lasting effect both on him and the people he interacts with.
Steven Frayne aka Dynamo emerged into the UK’s magic scene in 2004. Performing his magic on the streets of London - Dynamo’s fan base exploded as he fast became the hottest performer on the party circuit; amazing A-Listers whilst continuing to grow his online fanbase via YouTube.
Dynamo's subsequent debut TV series DYNAMO: MAGICIAN IMPOSSIBLE (18 x 60') became a huge international hit, enthralling over 250 million viewers across 229 territories. The show was awarded TV Show of the Year at the 2013 Virgin Media Awards as well as Best Entertainment Programme at the 2013 Broadcast Awards and gained a hat-trick of BAFTA nominations, with three subsequent nominations for Best Entertainment Show.
Passion Distribution’s CEO Emmanuelle Namiech said “We are incredibly proud and excited to collaborate with Dynamo again for what promises to be a visually stunning series and Dynamo’s most ambitious project yet.”
The new series is co-produced by Phil McIntyre Television, Inner Circle Films and Motion Content Group for Sky and will air on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV in the UK and Ireland in 2020.
Dynamo said: “This show has been a passion project of mine for almost 3 years and represents a whole new approach to the genre. I believe that now more than ever people need a sense of magic in their lives so I can’t wait for everyone to see what I’ve been working on.”
Abigail Adams, Executive Producer for Motion Content Group, said “We’re thrilled to be bringing Dynamo and his unique take on magic to SKY. After five years without Dynamo on our screens, this series will be a long-overdue treat.”
Steven Frayne aka Dynamo emerged into the UK’s magic scene in 2004 after moving to London to pursue the creation of the first ever magic ‘mixtape’. Performing his magic on the streets of London - Dynamo’s fan base exploded as he fast became the hottest performer on the party circuit; amazing A-Listers whilst continuing to grow his online fanbase via YouTube.
Dynamo's subsequent debut TV series Dynamo: Magician Impossible became a huge international hit, enthralling over 250 million viewers across 193 territories. The show was awarded TV Show of the Year at the 2013 Virgin Media Awards as well as Best Entertainment Programme at the 2013 Broadcast Awards and gained a hat-trick of BAFTA nominations, with three subsequent nominations for Best Entertainment Show.
Meanwhile, Dynamo remains the first magician in history to headline world famous arenas such as the O2 in London (3 nights), Manchester’s MEN arena and the Rod Laver arena in Sydney. His critically acclaimed live tour Seeing is Believing erupted from a 10 date run into a 3 yearlong behemoth, selling over 750,000+ tickets and filling arenas across the UK, South Africa, Australia & New Zealand. Both of Dynamo’s book releases ‘Dynamo – The Book of Secrets’ and ‘Nothing is Impossible – My Story’ reached no1 on the Bestsellers Lists, making him a Sunday Times Bestselling Author.
Dynamo’s worldwide following has continued to grow online, with a social media footprint of 8.2 million making him one of the most followed magicians in the world. Most recently, Dynamo was included in Forbes list of The World’s Highest-Paid Magicians in both 2016 and 2017, cementing his status as one of the most prolific magicians of all time.
About Passion Distribution
Passion Distribution is a leading international distributor specialising in stand-out unscripted content across all platforms, ranging from award winning current affairs to long running entertainment franchises. International hit shows include RuPaul’s Drag Race, Dynamo: Magician Impossible, Make You Laugh Out Loud, Strangest Weather On Earth, Dr Christian Will See You Now and the Unreported World documentary series. Passion Distribution was set up in 2008 and in 2012 became part of the Tinopolis Group, integrating in its catalogue iconic brands including Robot Wars, Worst Driver, An Idiot Abroad, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and Paradise Hotel.
The Passion team works with some of the most talented producers in the UK including AMOS Pictures, Lambent Productions, Sundog Pictures and many more. Passion also distributes content across the Tinopolis portfolio of production companies, including Firecracker Films, Mentorn Media, Magical Elves, A. Smith & Co. Productions, Pioneer Productions and Daybreak Pictures. The company is active in pre-selling, finding co-production partners and deficit funding third party content.
About Motion Content Group
Motion Content Group is a global content investment and rights management company. It invests and partners with the world’s leading talent, producers and distributors to fund, develop, produce and distribute premium content. Motion supports editorially and commercially vibrant networks and platforms by helping meet the ever-increasing demand for premium content, for the benefit of advertisers and its content partners. Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, Motion currently operates in 26 countries worldwide and has a broad range of award-winning programming distributed globally. Motion Content Group is part of GroupM, the world’s leading full-service media investment management operation, a WPP company.
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