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Tuesday, July 19, 2016



Original Programming to Inspire the Next Generation - By Kids, For Kids

LONDON, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Independent Films today announces the debut of Kidspiration.TV, an original online
media channel created for kids. Launching with the Kidspiration interview series,
Kidspiration.TV puts some of the world's most extraordinary minds in front of the camera,
to be interviewed by children, ages 8 to 12 years old. Kidspiration.TV seeks to empower,
engage, and inform young people through online programming made for kids and powered by
kids, introducing young viewers to the ground-breaking people and ideas shaping our world
and their futures.

Kidspiration's content engages directly with young people, and offers a compelling new
opportunity to support kids in a meaningful way. Each Kidspiration.TV episode invites the
interview subject to share his or her experiences through a one-on-one interview in which
kids create their own questions. Kidspiration interview subjects are individuals who are
making positive contributions to the world. They include renowned chimpanzee researcher
and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of
Commons Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, children's author-illustrator Liz Pichon, pioneering
oncologist Dr. David Agus, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, biomedical gerontologist Dr.
Aubrey deGrey, playwright Enda Walsh, humanitarian and neurosurgeon Dr. Henry Marsh,
education expert Sir Ken Robinson, and numerous other remarkable individuals.

The children participating in Kidspiration - the "Kidspiration Kids" - are everyday
kids from London and the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kidspiration is co-executive-produced by Jani Guest, Managing Director of Independent
Films, and media strategist Laura Galloway. Guest and Galloway have worked closely over
the last year to develop an original format and detailed vision for Kidspiration, creating
programming that aims to redefine engaging and enriching content for young people in what
both believe is a severely under-served market.  

Kidspiration.TV launches today with ten episodes; future interviews will be released
weekly. Kidspiration plans to expand with additional original programming in the coming

Kidspiration episodes are available at, on YouTube via
the Kidspiration TV channel, and on iTunes. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and
Snapchat, @ kidspirationTV.


Founded in 2002, Independent Films is a BAFTA-winning production company responsible
for some of the highest-profile commercial-advertising films in the United Kingdom and
Europe. Independent's roster of talent includes such notables as directors Guy Ritchie,
Gary Freedman, Philippe Andre, Mark Osborne, Reynald Gresset, Shekhar Kapur, James W.
Griffiths, and Cary Fukunaga. In 2013, Independent launched Indy8, a division created to
produce branded films. Since opening its doors, Independent has produced over 650
commercial campaigns, including the award-winning Write the Future World Cup Football
campaign for Nike, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, which attracted 12 million
YouTube views in the first 48 hours, and has subsequently become the most awarded
commercial campaign in history. Among other honours for original content, Independent is
the recipient of the 2013 BAFTA award for Best British Short Film, and has been
acknowledged in the Gunn Report. For more information:

Independent Films

CONTACT: Contact: Caterina Bussinello - +44-(0)207-927-9400 -

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