When pitching concepts to networks, it helps to have a sizzle, or a sample, to show them in order that they can easily see your idea. This is one such sizzle for a potential documentary called Urban Roots.
As the world population inches towards the 9-billion mark by 2050, and over 80 per cent of it moves to the cities, the big question is: Are our cities ready to face the greatest ever migration of the human race? Experts believe that urban trees hold the key to human survival. Urban Roots takes us on a journey around the cities of the world for a comprehensive look at urban trees and their real value in the context of an exploding city dwelling population.
Urban Roots was pitched to the BBC who said that they had just picked up a documentary about trees and if we had been a week earlier, they would have picked it up. C’est la vie.
Concept // Manoj Bahatnagar, Optimum Television
Sizzle story & Production // Elizabeth Halford
Filming & Editing // Ross Gill