Sunrise Media & Entertainment
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Documentaries

10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT...
Science comes to life in a fun and entertaining way. Our three hosts explore fascinating subjects including the reason behind fears and phobias, how advances in robotics are transforming lives, how our “gut” is our second brain, and new methods of dealing with pain. Latest scientific discoveries are delved into along with interesting and weird science tidbits. Distributed in cooperation with Network Ireland Television. 24 x 30 HD   View Clip

80 WAVES
Spectacular videography captures the culture, wildlife and beautiful scenery of exotic surf spots like Fiji, Hawaii, and Bali. See the riders interviewed and watch with amazement as they take on the big iconic waves such as Hawaii’s ‘Jaws” and Indonesia’s “G-Land”. Set to an eclectic collection of original music. 1 x 61'HD View Trailer


BOTH WORLDS
Social tolerance meets cultural diversity as a group of conflicted young people from migrant backgrounds face the ultimate the expectations of their parents and communities. Their life changing journeys have pushed the young people to their emotional limits and caused them to question their place in the world. Distributed in cooperation with Network Ireland Television.
58 x 30' HD View Trailer

BUSH HACKING

While hacking his way through the bush, golfer Tony Johnstone encounters the fascinating of world of animals, plants and birds of South Africa’s Kruger Park. Viewers will be entertained and informed by Tony’s amusing style and antics. 30 x 2' HD
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CITIES OF THE WORLD
Your first class ticket to the cities of the world. This factual series features large and small cities from around the world to reveal their icons, culture, tourist and hidden highlights with information about local custom, personality and history. 13 x 25min HD

I GOT RHYTHM – THE SCIENCE OF SONG  

Music is a part of almost everything in our lives from soothing babies, to singing in the shower, to romancing a mate, to celebrations and rituals. What triggers our response to music? This compelling documentary seeks to provide answers to why we sing and the powerful effect music has on our brains and bodies. Distributed in cooperation with Network Ireland Television. 

1 x 60' HD  View Trailer  


I KILLED JOHN LENNON
Mark Chapman, the man who killed the iconic founder of The Beatles in 1980 is remembered as one of the most notorious killers of the 20th century.  Why did this middle class young man who idolized The Beatles kill his hero? The assassination of John Lennon is chillingly recreated through reconstructions and Chapman's actual taped voice. Additional interviews also shed light on the twisted personality and psychosis that caused Mark Chapman to kill John Lennon. Distributed in cooperation with Network Ireland Television. 1 x 45' HD View Trailer 

LIFELINE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF SAVING THE PULSE SURVIVORS
On June 12, 2016, Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida was the site of one of the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the USA.  Lifeline will take you behind-the-scenes to see how the blood center and hospital raced against the clock to save the victims' lives.  1 x 60' HD   View Trailer 


LIVING TREASURES OF THE YUCATAN
Mexico's Yucatan peninsula has a rich history dating back to 1500 BC. Remnants of the Mayan civilization remain. But, the smaller, less visual treasures - the traditions practiced by the most important assets of this land - its people, have all but disappeared.  LIVING TREASURES OF THE YUCATAN tells the personal stories of men and women who work at jobs unchanged from years ago.  Jobs which, in some cases, will disappear when these last few practitioners are no longer with us. Available in English and Neutral Spanish. 13 x 30' HD   View Trailer  



LOST TREASURE FLEET OF 1715 (THE)
July 31, 1715:  A fleet of 11 Spanish galleons set sail for Spain from Havana, Cuba, loaded with untold riches of silver, gold and jewels.  A few days into their voyage, the entire fleet sank off the coast of Florida due to the fury of a massive hurricane. Six galleons have been found. The treasures from the remaining five have been lying scattered along the ocean floor waiting to be discovered. Join us for this modern day treasure hunt as a team of explorers receive the ultimate
 payoff. 1 x 60', HD  View Trailer 

MATCHED (formerly ARRANGED)
Almost 55% of marriages are arranged. Take a unique look into the age-old tradition of spouses being chosen by parents and see how couples tie the knot in elaborate and extravagant marriage ceremonies and festivities. Set in New Zealand, a melting pot of immigrants and diverse cultures from around the world. Distributed in cooperation with Network Ireland Television. 16 x 30' HD  View Trailer  

MILLENNIALS: GROWING UP IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Provides an often emotionally raw look into the lives of a diverse group of children as they transition from the innocence of childhood, through the turbulence of adolescence and emerge as young adults. Through yearly candid interviews over a course of 14 years, Millennials echoes in real life what the Oscar nominated film Boyhood has done in fiction. Distributed in cooperation with TVS & Network Ireland Television. 6 x 60' HD  View Trailer 




MUD MAX
No disaster in recent history has received as much attention as that of the mud volcano in Indonesia that suddenly erupted in May 2006. Ten years on the controversy continues! This well produced documentary attempts to understand the reasons behind the disaster by engaging experts from both sides of the environmental argument. 1 x 60’ HD  View Trailer 





ORCHARD HOUSE 

The home in which the beloved classic novel Little Women was set and where the book's author, Louisa May Alcott lived, is a living museum with a soul that touches those who walk through the door. The epicenter of great American literary traditions, the home and its traditions are vital to the preservation of American history. The inspiring documentary combines archival photographs, excerpts from the family's personal papers and interviews with photographer Annie Leibowitz and others.  1 x 30' HD  View Trailer  

SPITFIRE PADDY

In 1940's wartime Britain, Ace Brenan "Paddy" Finucane became the youngest wing commander in the history of the Royal Air Force.  His exploits became famous as far afield as America and Australia as the handsome 21 year old war icon became a symbol of hope and pride.  In his meteoric but brief career, Paddy was celebrated as one of the top Fighter Ace Pilots of World War II.  Distributed in cooperation with Network Ireland Television  1 x 60' HD  View Trailer 



TECHANIMUS
Technology is all around us.  If you don’t learn how to control it, it will control you. TechAnimus is here to help. Narrated by TechAnimus’ “man machine,” Hermes, the state of the art segments will provide you with the latest in technology breakthroughs, video games and gadgets that will make your future easier. Three 3 minute high definition segments per week.  Available in English and Spanish for broadcast, internet and mobile platforms. HD  View Episode 


THIS IS PALESTINE
Share in the trials and the triumphs of seven runners from around the world as they journey to the Rome Marathon. Witness their endurance as they race through the streets of Rome to the finish line.  The documentary also features insightful interviews with marathon greats such as Stefano Baldini, Paula Radcliffe, Frank Shorter, and many others, as they offer perspective and insight into this legendary race.  1 x 115', HD  View Trailer 


VOYAGER
Experience the beauty of diverse destinations around the globe from Istanbul to Japan to New Orleans using music as the story vehicle. With local musicians as our guides and co-hosts, you’ll be immersed in the culture and lifestyle as the creative artists provide an intimate look into the music, lifestyle, cuisine and culture of their city or country. 40 x 30', HD  View Trailer 



WAYMAN TISDALE STORY (THE)

The moving and inspirational award winning documentary celebrating the life and legacy of Wayman Tisdale, a three time All-American, Gold Medal Olympian, former NBA star, and world renowned jazz musician.  Features interviews with Michael Jordan and other NBA players. 
HD, 1 x 66'  View Trailer 

WHAT IN THE WORLD?
This hard-hitting series focuses on the downside of globalization and the denial of human rights in certain areas of the world such as Latin America, Asia, Africa,  and the USA.  Moving stories are told from the eyes of the locals who live through the violations. Distributed in cooperation with Network Ireland Television. SD/HD 41 x 30'  

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WILBUR: KING IN THE RING
A comedic documentary about an ex-professional kiwi wrestler who undergoes gastric sleeve surgery and his filmmaker best friend who insists on capturing the dramatic journey. Wilbur is a story about rebirth - physical transformation, emotional excavation, and the harrowing process of redefining one's own existence - told in a way that doesn't sugarcoat reality. Distributed in cooperation with Network Ireland Television. 1 x 60' HD View Trailer  

WILD ABOUT

Animals and nature instinctively brought together in a visually stimulating documentary format. This series is a detailed journey into the life and defining traits of some of the worlds most majestic and curious animals. Lions, Sharks, Snakes, Bears, Spiders, Alligators and much more. 
13 x 30 HD   View Clip