LONDON, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Original Programming to Inspire the Next Generation - By Kids, For Kids
Independent Films today announces the debut of Kidspiration.TV, an original online media channel created for kids. Launching with the Kidspiration interview series, Kidspiration.TV puts some of the world's most extraordinary minds in front of the camera, to be interviewed by children, ages 8 to 12 years old. Kidspiration.TV seeks to empower, engage, and inform young people through online programming made for kids and powered by kids, introducing young viewers to the ground-breaking people and ideas shaping our world and their futures.
Kidspiration's content engages directly with young people, and offers a compelling new opportunity to support kids in a meaningful way. Each Kidspiration.TV episode invites the interview subject to share his or her experiences through a one-on-one interview in which kids create their own questions. Kidspiration interview subjects are individuals who are making positive contributions to the world. They include renowned chimpanzee researcher and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, children's author-illustrator Liz Pichon, pioneering oncologist Dr. David Agus, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, biomedical gerontologist Dr. Aubrey de Grey, playwright Enda Walsh, humanitarian and neurosurgeon Dr. Henry Marsh, education expert Sir Ken Robinson, and numerous other remarkable individuals.
The children participating in Kidspiration - the "Kidspiration Kids" - are everyday kids from London and the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kidspiration is co-executive-produced by Jani Guest, Managing Director of Independent Films, and media strategist Laura Galloway. Guest and Galloway have worked closely over the last year to develop an original format and detailed vision for Kidspiration, creating programming that aims to redefine engaging and enriching content for young people in what both believe is a severely under-served market.
Kidspiration.TV launches today with ten episodes; future interviews will be released weekly. Kidspiration plans to expand with additional original programming in the coming year.
Kidspiration episodes are available at http://www.kidspiration.tv, on YouTube via the Kidspiration TV channel, and on iTunes. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, @ kidspirationTV.
ABOUT INDEPENDENT FILMS
Founded in 2002, Independent Films is a BAFTA-winning production company responsible for some of the highest-profile commercial-advertising films in the United Kingdom and Europe. Independent's roster of talent includes such notables as directors Guy Ritchie, Gary Freedman, Philippe Andre, Mark Osborne, Reynald Gresset, Shekhar Kapur, James W. Griffiths, and Cary Fukunaga. In 2013, Independent launched Indy8, a division created to produce branded films. Since opening its doors, Independent has produced over 650 commercial campaigns, including the award-winning Write the Future World Cup Football campaign for Nike, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, which attracted 12 million YouTube views in the first 48 hours, and has subsequently become the most awarded commercial campaign in history. Among other honours for original content, Independent is the recipient of the 2013 BAFTA award for Best British Short Film, and has been acknowledged in the Gunn Report. For more information: http://www.independ.net
SOURCE Independent Films