An unproduced Australian reality show has been selected to be pitched to international TV execs at the MIPFormats International Pitch in Cannes next month.
Zombie Boot Camp will be presented to the global pitching event for original, non-scripted entertainment formats from around the world.
It is one of 5 finalists to be chosen to face international judges. Lisa Gray, Head of Content, The Feds, and Claire Marshall, Associate Producer – Development, The Feds will pitch their project live on Sunday 6 April in front of an international jury of formats experts: Nick Emmerson, CEO, Ricochet (UK), Taco Ketelaar, Senior Vice President, Prime Time, Entertainment Sat.1, ProsiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland (Germany), Sandra Kleinfeld, Director of Development, Studio & Unscripted Content, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Canada), Cathrine Wiernik, Head of Development & Format Acquisitions, TV4 (Sweden).
Zombie Boot Camp is a reality show that trains sixteen contestants for the fight of their lives – the ZombieApocalypse. Every episode contestants in two teams will compete in a survival challenge, testing their skills in everything from skull protection to improvised bullets. The winning team will be given immunity, the losing team must choose three contestants to face the Zombies. Two contestants will escape but the last to reach the escape hatch will be eaten. In the finale the final two will face 200 zombies including their old team members in the greatest zombie battle ever seen!
Other finalists are from Italy, Spain, Ireland and the UK.