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 who gave us access to 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, and has so far picked up over 500,000 YouTube views.

IDM Media have been our partner in the production of high quality films and videos for many years. Every one of their programmes has attracted the highest critical praise from hundreds of thousands of worldwide viewers, as well as from the academic community. We are incredibly pleased with the results and the level of service IDM provided!
— Mike Gibbs, Founder and Managing Editor, History West Midlands

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