Fremantle, Ukraine’s STB partner on Got Talent doc
August 9, 2023
Fremantle has announced Power of Talent, a new feature documentary, which reveals the real-life stories of inspiring contestants from Ukraine, who continue to wow audiences on Got Talent stages around the world, while their home country is at war.
Format owner Fremantle and Ukrainian broadcaster STB channel have collaborated to create the documentary, which delves into the lives of previous Ukraine’s Got Talent contestants, revealing the obstacles they face amidst the ongoing conflict. Each story represents a heroic journey, where Got Talent participants of different ages and talents who have endured unimaginable hardships, emerge as resilient individuals proudly representing Ukraine to the world.
The documentary will follow the journeys of Ukrainian acts including Light Balance Kids, Natasha Korotkina and Artem Fesko as they take to various Got Talent stages across the world. Viewers can expect to hear from Simon Cowell, Spain’s Got Talent judge Edurne as well as Ukraine’s Got Talent judge Serhiy Prytula, whose volunteer efforts have raised more than $120 million in aid of Ukraine.
Power of Talent is the first time that the Guinness World Record-holding format Got Talent will be the backdrop of a feature documentary. Launching on Ukrainian Independence Day (24 August) on STB, Fremantle is handling global distribution for the documentary.
Angela Neillis, SVP Non-Scripted Content, International at Fremantle, said: “Over the years, Got Talent has brought so much joy to audiences across the globe – we are absolutely thrilled to have a film which delves into to the lives of the inspiring Ukrainian acts taking part. This is a film that inspires hope whilst featuring fantastic talent, which is what talent shows are all about. STB have been a great partner to work with and we cannot wait to share Power of Talent globally.”
Cowell, Creator of Got Talent, commented: “Over the years we’ve made Got Talent, we’ve met extraordinary people all over the world and this documentary will highlight some of the people we’ve met.”
General Producer of programs at STB TV channel, Natalya Franchuk, added: “Ukraine’s Got Talent on STB has always been a high-quality television production. This new feature documentary will captivate audiences with powerful real-life stories of past Ukraine’s Got Talent contestants. This film serves as a testament to the contestants and resilience of Ukrainian people and will showcase their talents on the world stage.”
Power of Talent is produced by Starlight Media for STB Channel. Fremantle is handling the global distribution.