PRESS RELEASE 06 - 13 September 2011


NINJA Shadow Warriors 1x52min HD

Urban Canyons Ltd / MIPCOM 2011 / UK Indies Stand LR4.15

At Mipcom, the UK based production and distribution company Urban Canyons is rolling out the first episode of the UNTOLD HISTORY 6 x 52 min series on ancient warriors. The first GBP 215,000 NINJA Shadow Warriors episode was co-produced by ZDF / Arte, Smithsonian Channel and NGTI who are distributing the episode at MIPCOM. Further funding was received from MEDIA and the Japan Foundation.

Watch the NINJA Shadow Warriors Trailer here.

Based on the success of NINJA Shadow Warriors, Urban Canyons MD Sebastian Peiter is seeking to set up a dedicated 3D History production and distribution company, which will produce future UNTOLD HISTORY episodes in 3D and HD. Former AETN UK Channel Director for History, Bio, Crime & Investigation, and Military History channels and the NINJA Executive Producer Richard Melman will be joining the company as Director and Programme Consultant.

Richard Melman: “I was delighted with NINJA Shadow Warriors; a fascinating, little known story, superbly told with terrific access - and it looks like a million dollars on screen.”

NINJA Shadow Warriors
Unearthing the true history, unique military skills and ancient traditions of the infamous Ninja, a small band of rebellious Japanese mountain villagers, who struck fear into ordinary people’s lives and were a constant thorn in the side of the battle hardened Samurai warrior clans. The documentary tells the intriguing story of a young Ninja boy, Tanba, who was trained by his grandfather to become one of the most feared warriors in ancient Japan. Experts include British and Japanese historians as well as Master Kawakami, one of the last (if not only) surviving Ninja masters, who emonstrates for the first time on television the unrivalled tricks the Ninja used to fool their enemies.

Urban Canyons
Urban Canyons is a PACT registered production and distribution company based in Manchester specialising in arts, youth and history documentaries, founded by Ex BBC Director Sebastian Peiter. Its bestseller is the URBANATION 18x25min television series, which sold to over 20 broadcasters, and GUERILLA ART a one hour documentary on the most influential street artists.


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