The Obamas production company, Higher Ground Productions, is now ready to announce some of what they’ve been cooking up with their Netflix production deal.
What We Know:
- Higher Ground Productions co-heads Priya Swaminathan and Tonia Davis announced seven projects in varying stages of production and development.
- Projects include a 2019 Sundance film festival acquisition (“American Factory”), a post-WWII New York City drama series set in a world of fashion (“Bloom”), a film adaptation of 2019 Pulitzer prize winning book “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,” a scripted anthology series based on New York Times column “Overlooked,” a pre-school family-friendly series about food (“Listen to Your Vegetables & Eat Your Parents”), “Fifth Risk,” a non-fiction series about everyday heroes, and “Crip Camp,” a feature-length documentary about the evolution of the disability rights movement.
- The above listed projects are slated to be released over the next few years.
- Higher Ground Productions has plans to unveil more pending projects in the coming months.
- The Obamas first announced this production deal Spring 2018.
- Michelle Obama stated “we love this slate because it spans so many different interests and experiences, yet it’s all woven together with stories that are relevant to our daily lives. We think there’s something here for everyone — moms and dads, curious kids, and anyone simply looking for an engaging, uplifting watch at the end of a busy day. We can’t wait to see these projects come to life — and the conversations they’ll generate.”
We can’t wait either forever first family!