WHAT WE DO
Distant Voices Group is an idea led production company with diversity and regionality baked into its DNA. Working across all platforms, we are a challenger brand based on finding new voices and stories bringing a new wave of talent to the fore to deliver their very best work for a mainstream audience. Whether creating Scripted or Non-Scripted for broadcast or digital, we deliver intelligent entertainment, world class story telling and strive to be a magnet for creative talent. We are also dedicated to training and run a summer camp for disadvantaged people to enable them to break into the industry.
From funny factual to formats or documentary series, Distant Voices aims to bring a twist to the expected. We will do this with genre busting ideas, using surprising talent, finding new talent, using comedy to overcome prejudice, and infiltrating every idea with our Diversity DNA.
Our scripted content is funny. It is smart. And it has something to say. And it has it‘s sights firmly set on the mainstream. Emphasising our challenger brand, we intend to bring diverse new writers to the table alongside established talent to create refreshing, stand out stories that an audience can’t get enough of whether on TV, SVOD or online.
TRAINING & AWARDS
We are passionate and uncompromising about providing training for underrepresented individuals in digital, writing and all areas of content production. We offer a one-year training job every year to someone from a diverse or socio economically challenged background.
Our D.I.R.E.C.T approach all loops and feeds back from effective training and
providing space for new voices and talents.
Distant Voices is a diverse company - simple as that. We embraces Diversity in it’s broadest sense: race, gender, disability, socio economic background, age, sexuality, and identity.
We are committed to driving the adoption and nurturing of diverse on and off-screen creative talent across all Digital and TV platforms. Enabling and championing new voices and talents as well as the established ones, Distant Voices is dedicated to changing the face of our industry and creating a home where the best can be their best. Diversity is baked into our creative thinking and storytelling abilities but also into whom we hire, whom we train, and whom we promote.
Everyone promises innovation but can everyone deliver it? At Distant Voices, we innovate by mixing our forward facing digital strategy with traditional TV routes, working with streamers and bringing funding partners to the table. This means that we create new ways of working and effective financial models. We also believe that our Diversity will lead us to new discoveries and talents which will in turn drive our Innovation.
If you keep looking in the same places, you get the same stories. Distant Voices brings all the advantages of being Regional to what we do with new angles, attitudes and approaches. We are committed to growing a production company in socio economically challenged locations to help drive positive change. We also believe that finding new regional voices and talent will support and feed our innovation and diversity core values.
Distant Voices is a content company fit for the future. We do not rely solely on the UK TV Market but are from the outset a mixed economy of digital, social, AFP, and in time, expansion to USA and other global markets. We see a huge potential in bringing our storytelling abilities to the digital world.
There are two big problems with creativity – either not having enough of it or having too much of it. The key is understanding how to focus and harness it. As experienced commissioners, writers and creatives, we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in spotting talented creatives, mentoring them to brilliance and delivering world class content for buyers. Passion, dedication, open mindedness and hard work are the order of the day. We also expect our diversity, innovation, regionality and enterprise to drive and support our creative power house.
We are passionate and uncompromising about providing training for underrepresented individuals in digital, writing and all areas of content production. We don’t believe in work experience, we believe in paid work, real experiences and career progression. We offer a one-year training job every year to someone from a diverse or socio economically challenged background. During that year we will give them experience across all elements of production, mentor them, connect them and give them the tools for a successful future.