Dominic Monaghan, Cream in copro pact
Toronto-based factual indie Cream Productions has partnered with actor, host and producer Dominic Monaghan to create, develop and produce unscripted content.
The coproduction pact with Monaghan’s Monkey Spunk production shingle continues a long-standing relationship between the two parties.
Monaghan has previously starred in and served as executive producer for Cream projects including A Curious Mind for Hulu and Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan on Animal Planet, Travel Channel and BBC America.
Under the deal, Cream and Monaghan will create, develop and produce unscripted programming as well as augmented reality and virtual reality content.
They are already partnering on a new nature-adventure series that takes viewers around the world with Monaghan as he tracks down animals and pulls back the curtain on how wildlife and adventure are filmed.
They are also partnered on Be Curious, a virtual realty/human avatar project. The immersive, interactive science-fiction adventure uses Monaghan as an avatar to take users on a journey through the intersection of mankind, climate change and artificial intelligence.
Monaghan has starred in multiple critically and commercially successful series and franchises, including The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy and drama series Lost. His upcoming roles include feature film Rajah and Tim Kirby’s Waldo.
Monaghan said: “Raising awareness about natural history and conservation is a massive passion of mine. Collaborating with Dave Brady and Cream has been a fantastic journey so far and I’m excited to get back out into the far-flung places of the world as soon as possible.”
Cream CEO David Brady added: “Dominic is a longtime collaborator and friend. We both share a passion for pushing the boundaries of storytelling, never yielding to traditional techniques and technologies. His steadfast commitment to premium is inspiring and I know this partnership will produce incredible experiences and projects, regardless of genre, platform or medium.”