Brandon Stanton got here to New York in 2010 with a digital camera and the purpose of photographing 10,000 folks. Seven years later, his weblog People of New York has change into a social media sensation, spawning a Fb web page with over 18 million likes and an Instagram following of over seven million folks.
And now, it’s gonna be a TV present.
Stanton introduced yesterday on Fb 12-episode People of New York documentary sequence would premiere on Fb Watch, the positioning’s new video hub, subsequent week. A particular date wasn’t supplied, although new episodes shall be launched weekly.
“On the coronary heart of all these posts are the conversations themselves,” Stanton wrote. “I at all times do my greatest to recreate the expertise by way of photographs and phrases. However I at all times knew that video would supply the closest factor to ‘really being there’…My purpose was to not make a tv present primarily based on People of New York. I needed the tv present to be People of New York.”
Just like the weblog and social media pages, the half-hour present will concentrate on intimate, candid interviews with strangers on the streets of New York. Stanton informed The Hollywood Reporter that he really started filming video interviews in 2013, with the assistance of cinematographer Michael Crommett. The pair has talked with greater than 1,200 folks over 400 days of filming.
Whereas Fb Watch options short-form sequence from over 30 content material companions, People of New York is among the few exhibits the social media big is funding itself. Stanton mentioned the partnership made sense since a lot of his viewers comes from Fb—due to the positioning’s world attain, two-thirds of HONY’s followers are literally worldwide.
People of New York will even be govt produced by Julie Goldman, an Oscar nominee who’s bankrolled documentaries like Life, Animated and Weiner.
Among the many different exhibits Fb is placing cash into is Final State Standing, a sequence from the producers of American Ninja Warrior during which contestants from every of the 50 states compete for a $500,000 grand prize.