NFTS TV Entertainment Project Selected for New York Television Festival


NFTS TV Entertainment Project Selected for New York Television Festival

‘Against All Odds’ Created by Lucy Smith and Jamie Minty

National Film and Television School graduation TV Entertainment project, Against All Odds, created by Lucy Smith and Jamie Minty, is the only UK project to be selected for the New York Television Festival’s (NYTVF) flagship Independent Pilot Competition (IPC).

The NYTVF, which takes place in New York City on October 23rd-28th, is dedicated to identifying and nurturing top independent creative talent and connecting it with networks, studios, digital media companies, agencies, and brands. Against All Odds, which is selected in the unscripted category, is the only UK project out of the 52 digital and TV pilots chosen; only three of the selections originate from countries outside North America.

About Against All Odds [World Festival Premiere]

In Against All Odds, five ordinary strangers each choose one of five locked bags – four contain blank paper, one contains £100,000 in cash. Over three days the team must carry their bags on an epic journey across some of the UK’s toughest natural landscapes for the chance to split the money at the finish line. Who will have the grit to make it to the end? Who will be broken by the unforgiving forces of nature? And will the contestant carrying the money even cross the finish line?

The Team:

Producer, Lucy Smith; Director, Jamie Minty; Camera, Mostyn Maltpress, Matt Murnaghan, Julie Rocque; Production Co-ordinator, Sophie Halton; Location Sound, Hosea Ntaborwa, Nick Olorenshaw, Rory Rea; Composer, Louis Dodd; Dubbing Mixer, Mark Bailey; Sound Editor, Sam Boulton; Graphics, Kelvin Chim; Colourist & Online Editor, David Sheldon.

For more information on the NFTS Directing and Producing Television Entertainment MA and to apply for a January 2018 start, please visit