Real Peaky Blinders
The Real Peaky Blinders
Client: History West Midlands
Sector: Heritage and culture
The Brief - To coincide with the release of the Birmingham based gangster drama Peaky Blinders on the BBC, we produced ‘The Real Peaky Blinders’ - a mini documentary for History West Midlands which explored the fascinating history of the gang with Prof Carl Chinn.
The Process - History West Midlands was quick to respond with a factual take on the story. We had to have a fast turn around to capitalise on the popularity. We filmed the interview in our studios against green screen, liaised with the production company behind Peaky Blinders to access stills and contacted West Midlands Police for custody photos. With post-production the film was online within three days from concept to screen.
The Result - The film has ranked highly in YouTube searches, picking up tens of thousands of views from people interested to find out more about the Peaky Blinders and whether there really was a gang of this name in Birmingham.