Chimerica Media was set up in 2007 by Niall Ferguson, Melanie Fall and Adrian Pennink to make high quality documentaries. 

Our first project, The Ascent of Money - a 6 x 1 hour series about the global history of finance presented by Niall - was produced for Channel 4 and PBS and distributed by BBC Worldwide. It won the International Emmy for Best Documentary. Civilization - is the West history? a 6 x 1 hour series about the history of western civilization presented by Niall, was shown by Channel 4 beginning in March 2011. We have also made a 96 minute feature documentary about Henry Kissinger based on 30 hours of interviews filmed over two years. Our series of documentaries about China - China: Triumph and Turmoil - was shown recently on Channel 4. Chimerica has also just completed a 90 minute programme called The Pity of War about the First World War for the BBC. 

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  • THE PITY OF WAR 

    "Inspired"

    RADIO TIMES

    "Engrossing"

    THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

     

    CHINA: Triumph and Turmoil

         "This compelling series"  
         THE TELEGRAPH

         "Terrific"  
         THE MAIL

         "A timely and slightly chilling series"
         THE FINANCIAL TIMES
       

        CIVILIZATION
        The 4 hour 2 part series aired on PBS on May 22nd
        and 29th.

        "A fascinating travelogue through history"
        WALL STREET JOURNAL

       "Immensely timely and intellectually engaging"
        LIBERTAS FILM MAGAZINE

     

     

  • KISSINGER

    Wins Best Documentary award at the 2011 New York City International Film Festival.

    "This is the programme of the week. A superbly shot and edited documentary.....deeply moving......a rare first-hand perspective on modern history".

    THE TIMES

     

    THE ASCENT OF MONEY

    Won the EMMY for Best Documentary at the International Emmys 2009

    "A program that could be usefully viewed by most of America's roughly 13,000 economists"  

    WASHINGTON POST

    DVDs for ASCENT, CIVILIZATION and CHINA on sale now