Ever watched a movie and thought 'could that happen?' or heard a wacky myth and was curious to see if there was truth to it? Well, thanks to the dynamic duo, Adam and Jaime, along with the enthusiastic team, Kari, Tory and Grant, those questions now have answers! Celebrating their 10-year anniversary in 2013, Mythbusters were one of the first to use their explosive mixture of science, engineering, ingenuity and luck to not only retell the myths but also put them to the test for your entertainment. Adam and Jamie have teamed up with some of Hollywood’s most famous, like director James Cameron, to crack the myths our viewers want answers too. Our Titanic Special involves the most requested myth we’ve ever tackled on the show! And if that’s not enough, Aaron Paul and Vince Gilligan also become honorary Mythbusters in our Breaking Bad Special. These are only some of the stars brave enough to get involved in the show. Of course there’s a whole load more to Mythbusters than the Hollywood heavy-hitters. Can you use duct tape to survive and thrive while abandoned in the desert? Can you use rockets to power a surfboard? What’s the best way to survive an earthquake? What’s the most fuel-efficient way to drive your car? Can you ride high on an explosive shockwave? Answering the questions that keep people awake at night remains a core principle of Mythbusters. So if you're in for a scientifically tested ride then Mythbusters is the show for you.
Behind Mansion Walls
Money doesn't always make you happy but it can sometimes make you murder. There's a world of money and power that likes to remain hidden. A place the rest of us aren't meant to see; it lies behind mansion walls. But one thing can crash through the locked gates of wealth and privilege and put all their dirty laundry on view...murder. These are the crimes that rock the millionaire class to its very core. These crimes hold a special fascination for the ordinary person and we want to find out what happened exactly to turn the idyllic millionaire lifestyle into a murder scene. Behind Mansion Walls investigates what happens when money doesn't buy happiness, when family dynasties implode, when high stake divorce ends in bloodshed and when rich decadence turns to death. Behind Mansion Walls will tell the real story of high society and high intrigue and use dramatic recreations to show the key moments of these crimes and their investigations. These will be backed by powerful interviews with key experts and eyewitnesses in each case. It's murder and mystery on a grand scale.
Deadly Women explores the psychological motivation that drives women to become murderers. Male killers are often driven by anger, impulse and destruction. But women often have more complex, long-term reasons to kill. This returning series will continue to delve into the backgrounds of some of the world's most intriguing female homicides and, through dramatized reconstructions, we'll look ‘behind the mask' of women you would never guess are killers. Two experts will sift forensic fact from fanciful fiction. Former FBI agent and profiler Candice DeLong will offer insights into the motive of our killers, while forensic pathologist Dr. Janis Amatuzio will guide us through the telltale evidence that killers leave on their victims.
Hot Property is returning to the screens for an 11th season with Australian film and television legend, Michael Caton. Hot Property follows colourful characters as they wrestle with the perils and pitfalls of the property game. The new series promises all the drama of selling properties under the hammer. We meet the vendors, the nervous buyers and watch the market dictate the real price of real estate. Packed full of up to date market information, Hot Property is a must-watch for any homebuyer. Join in for a ride through the joys and disappointments of creating your own domestic dream.
Now in it’s fourth series, Facing Evil follows former FBI profiler, Candice DeLong, as she goes behind prison walls and comes face to face with convicted killers. Some plead innocence, some show remorse, others stand defiant. Through in-depth psychological profiling and probing questioning, Candice DeLong searches for the truth, taking viewers inside the mind of a convicted killer, with revealing and shocking results. From tangled webs of love gone wrong, to tales of greed, betrayal and lust - these interviews are emotional and, above all, compelling. Candice is working to understand the people that others can't comprehend. How does a mother become a cold-blooded killer? Does a lifetime of abuse justify the ultimate revenge? Just how much can love blind a woman? Are innocent people doing time for someone else's crime?
When Candice Delong goes behind bars, you'll be as close to a killer as you'll ever want to be.
Men and women of law enforcement work hard to solve every murder but some cases remain stubbornly open – they run cold. Dark Minds reignites interest in these cases through two obsessive investigators – Journalist and Author, M. William Phelps, and Criminal Profiler, John Kelly. They bring fresh eyes and a different perspective to the crimes, using the combined instincts of an Investigative Journalist, a Psychological Profiler and a secret source – an anonymous Serial Killer serving multiple life-sentences. He’s known by the code-name ‘Raven’. Together they review known evidence of each case and speculate who the killer might be. By talking to key people, like police, survivors, family members and experts, Phelps and Kelly use Dark Minds to build a profile of the murderer. This profile may jog memories and encourage viewers to bring forward new information for police. It may only take one call to solve a case, bring closure for victims’ families and stop a compulsive killer taking another life.
Selling Houses Australia
They’re the crack team of real estate, their mission to sell the un-sellable. Now in its 6th series, this award winning show tackles the toughest houses Australia has to offer. Straight talking agent Andrew Winter gives homeowners a harsh dose of reality as he casts his discerning eye over their property. Next come the miracle workers, interior designer, Shaynna Blaze, and landscape designer, Charlie Albone. It’s their job to transform a sow’s ear into a silk purse ready to entice buyers. But this is no easy ride for the vendors – they’re part of the solution. That means facing facts, coming up with the cash and applying a liberal dose of elbow grease to get their house sold.
Monster Bug Wars
Witness some of nature's deadliest encounters where stings, spikes and deadly venom are wielded with cold-blooded precision. This is the no-holds-barred, real life world of spiders, scorpions, centipedes and killer ants who fight to the death. When the Spiny Leaf Insect goes head to head with the Giant Rainforest Mantis, it is an all-out assault where only one survives. Can the lethal stinger of a Bull Ant overcome the suffocating silk of the Redback Spider? When a lethal Tree Scorpion threatens a Green Ant colony, carnage is certain. Who survives the showdown between a deadly Desert Centipede and a Desert Trapdoor spider? Filmed in extreme close-up high definition and illustrated with state-of-the-art CGI, Monster Bug Wars brings to life nature's ultimate fight club. The five encounters per episode are accompanied with expert commentary from Dr Linda Rayor; Cornell University's eminent entomologist and Dr Bryan Grieg Fry; "Professor Poison" from The University of Queensland. When bugs go to war there is just one guarantee - you're either dead or alive.
How Beer Saved The World
Human beings like us have been around for about 100,000 years. For the first 90,000 we achieved absolutely nothing at all. All accomplishments have been made in the last ten thousand years. So what exactly happened that that put an end to primitivism and kick-started the age of creativity and invention? The answer is beer. Beer happened, and it changed the world forever. It sounds almost too bizarre to be true, but many anthropologists and archaeologists now believe that it was a taste for beer, not bread, that started people farming barley in around 9000BC. Known as the agricultural revolution, it ended hunter-gathering and led to the world's first ever civilisation - Mesopotamia. The drive to grow more barley in order to make more beer, led to a cascade of inventions. The plough, the wheel, irrigation, mathematics and even writing, all of these world-changing innovations were dreamed up to help with the production and distribution of beer. As Egypt took over from Mesopotamia, in the Land of the Pharaohs beer was the national currency, a dietary staple and even an important medicine. Put simply, without beer, we wouldn't have the pyramids. Even in more recent times, beer's hidden hand has been behind some of history's most remarkable breakthroughs, from the discovery of germ theory and modern medicine, to the invention of refrigeration, the birth of the factory and the end of child labour. Beer didn't just change the world, it saved it!
Forecast For Disaster: La Nina Strikes
La Nina devastated Australia in front of a worldwide audience. After 14 years of drought and below average rainfall, the Pacific Ocean weather phenomenon known as El Nino reversed and became its terrible sister La Nina. In just two years, the country was scarred by devastating bushfires, record rain, tragic floods and ferocious cyclones. This series of natural catastophes left Australians reeling and confused as they counted the cost. But from disaster can come understanding. These two episodes reveal the confluence of global weather patterns and how they set the stage for an unprecedented run of weather events that left Australia worn. Combining eyewitness accounts, numbing images of destruction and insightful expert commentary, we reveal the science behind the calamity. It's a clear-eyes explanation of the weather maelstrom that tested Australia...and will do so again.
Comedy School is an observational documentary series that follows a genuine beginners class in stand-up comedy taught by veteran comedian Rob McHugh. He has been teaching stand-up comedy for six years. Rob's students embark on a uniquely transformative quest: the nerve wracking, cringe-worthy and hilarious journey of 10 students from curious novices to debutant comedians. Their journey ends sweating under the spotlight at a real comedy club, in front of an expectant paying audience.
Outback Kids(3 x 1 hrs)
This powerful 3-part documentary series follows the work of the Brahminy Group, as they attempt to rehabilitate seven profoundly troubled Aussie kids at their base in isolated bush in the Northern Territory.
The Years That Made Us(3 x 1 hrs)
Award winning Journalist Chris Masters, presents "The Years That Made Us" combining his families personal journey and the story of our Nation during the two decades between the wars. A time when Australians picked up the pieces of a shattered nation, a tumultuous period which created the country and the people we are today.
The Silent Epidemic(1 hr)
The new ways science is finding to battle the long ignored and mysterious behaviour of self-harm, which affects over 200,000 Australians every month.
Chopper Rescue(4 x 30min and 6 x 30min)
On call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the crews of “Chopper Rescue” cover vast distances to provide medical care and rescue services to the people of far north Queensland
Toybox(76 x 30min and 84 x 30min)
Now shooting it’s third series, TOYBOX is fun and music filled pre-school program. Each episode has an overall story, interspersed with songs, drawings, spelling and number activities, as well as dance and movement sequences. Aimed at children age 2 -5 years, it is carefully designed with early childhood development experts. Join the fun as the toys come alive and the adventures begin!
Lab Rats Challenge(65 x 30min and 65 x 30min)
A fast and furious science–based game show for kids 8-12. Two teams compete in a range of exciting and stimulating challenges, but lots can go wrong along the way! Now shooting series 2.
Quest Friends(12 x 15min)
A co-production with CCTV and the ABC. Two young hosts have a range of exciting, fun adventures as they explore each other’s countries.
Milly Molly(52 x 15min and 26 x 30min)
A charming animated series about two young friends and their adventures in a small village. Co-Produced with Scrawl Studios.
The Santos Tour Down Under
The UCI Santos Tour Down Under is Australia’s most prestigious road cycling event is staged annually in and around Adelaide in South Australia in January. A world-class field of professional cyclists contest the 6 stage each year in the spectacular regions and cities of South Australia. The race is owned and managed by Events South Australia in association with the South Australian Tourism Commission. Beyond Action has been integrally involved with the race for 10 years and control the television coverage and global marketing of the television broadcast and production.
Telstra Drug Aware Pro Surfing – WQS 6 Star ASP Rated Event
The Telstra Drug Aware Pro at Margaret River is a 6 Star WQS event that brings together the world’s best male and female surfers including world champions, Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning and others, to the powerful waves of Surfer Point Margaret River Western Australia. Margaret River is a worldwide renowned wine making region and boasts many international awards for its perfectly balance red and white wines but what makes the southwest of Western Australia so special is its powerful surf generated by the massive storms created in the roaring forties south of the Australian continent. The Telstra Drug Aware Pro is a “prime rated” ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) event on the world tour.
Bowlarama World Cup Skateboarding
Bowlarama is the largest skateboarding event in the southern hemisphere. The event brings together the best skaters in the world to compete in Australasia’s finest bowl skating arena at one of the most iconic and beautiful beaches in the world - Bondi Australia. The preceding event is held in Wellington New Zealand, against a backdrop of one of the finest harbours in the country. Pro Riders that competed in 2010 include: Pedro Barros, Bucky Lasek, Bob Burnquist, Omar Hassan, Rune Glifberg, Renton Millar – masters include, Steve Caballero, Pat Ngoho, and many other world class riders.
M7 Multisport Adventure TV Series
The M7 Multisport TV is jam packed with plenty of action and adventure satisfying the huge demand for the contemporary adventure sports market in Australasia and around the rest of the world. This Beyond Action initiated series focuses on production and distribution of international and domestic adventure and multi discipline sporting events. The series not only showcases the events, but also the people, and products that make up the adventure sports market set amongst the spectacular backdrops of adventure sport locations. M7 also includes informative tips, new products/gear, and great innovations in this action packed international series.
Rush TV - Action Sports Magazine Series
Rush TV brings together all the best free sport action and contemporary culture from Australia and around the world in one program. Rush TV profiles people and events from the world of action sports, including snowboarding, BMX, skating, surfi ng and motocross. Rush TV is not just about the sport; the show looks at the culture surrounding these sports and how they fuse with music, fashion and the arts. Hosted by Mitch Tomlinson and Hannah Wang, the series profiles some of the most creative and inspirational people in the dynamic world of youth culture.
2011 FFA Indigenous Football Festival
The 2011 FFA Indigenous Football Festival in Alice Springs was a Football Federation Australia initiative bringing more than 150 young Australians from around the country, to play in 3-day Indigenous Soccer carnival. The teams comprised of six girls and six boys teams from all corners of the country, bound by the spirit of the world game. This Beyond Action produced documentary showcased the talent indigenous players can offer the world game, but as their stories unfolded, it was apparent that this festival was about so much more than football.
Red Bull Glorious Days
Red Bull hang-glider Jonny Durand has become the first man ever to perform aerobatics, and to be professionally documented by Beyond Action, riding the spectacular 'Morning Glory' cloud above the remote wilderness of the Gulf Of Carpentaria for the Red Bull Glory Glide film project. The morning Glory – a dangerous, rare and unexplained weather phenomenon – is a moving tube of cloud that stands between one to two kilometres high. It stretches from horizon to horizon and can drive a pilot at speeds of 140km/h, or send him spiralling, hopelessly out of control, to the earth below.
Sports Content & Program Distribution for Australian & International Networks
Beyond Action has a proven track record in distribution of major sporting events from Australia. We have been involved in the marketing and program distribution business for over 15 years. The distribution is headed up by Frank Chidiac, who oversees a team of sales people in Sydney, and manages various distribution agents in key territories around the world. We work closely with our clients and event stakeholders to achieve their marketing objectives for their events and programming.
Our market experience and knowledge of sports rights and the international broadcast market has seen Beyond Action become a leader in the exploitation of sporting content around the world.