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 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 and, also for the BBC, a programme about teaching children how to debate which was filmed in Dagenham. We are currently developing a new documentary series for PBS.
THE PITY OF WAR
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
CHINA: Triumph and Turmoil
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 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"
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