If I Could Tell You Just One Thing, featuring Hollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, has been commissioned as a YouTube Original series.
The series from Sundog Pictures, the award-winning premium factual indie, is based on the best-selling book by Richard Reed.
The commission was announced by YouTube’s Chief Business Officer, Robert Kyncl, at YouTube's annual digital upfront, Brandcast, in New York, recently.
As described by Robert on stage, the show’s star Priyanka will go on a personal journey to meet the world’s most successful and inspirational people—each time asking them for advice they feel can change the world.
From actors and politicians to religious leaders and environmentalists, Priyanka will speak with the people who will go down in history as having challenged the status quo.
Actress, activist and producer Priyanka Chopra’s foray into the entertainment industry began at the age of 17 when she won Miss India and went on to win Miss World the following year, a title that catapulted her to international stardom. Priyanka has earned popular and critical acclaim as Alex Parrish on ABC’s hit drama Quantico, currently in its third season, for which she won two consecutive People’s Choice Awards.
In April 2016 she was featured on the cover of TIME magazine’s coveted TIME 100 issue, as one of the Most Influential People in the world. Recently making her Hollywood film debut in Baywatch (2017), she has two more films slated for release, including A Kid Like Jake which premieres on 1 June.
Priyanka also produces global TV and film content under her banner Purple Pebble Pictures. Several of her films have received critical acclaim; in 2017 her film Pahuna: The Little Visitors premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
With more than 82.5 million social media followers, Priyanka is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and has been a National Goodwill Ambassador to India for 11 years. She is also a United Nations Foundation Girl Up Champion, and is involved in a number of efforts to protect children’s rights and promote the education of girls in India, including her namesake charity The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education.
Johnny Webb, CEO, Sundog Pictures, says: “Our mission is to help people see the world in new ways and the combination of extraordinary talent and inspiring stories is at the heart of what we do. Priyanka has blazed a trail in film and TV, in front of and behind the camera, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring together her warmth and wisdom with YouTube’s formidable global reach.”
Sundog Pictures produces premium factual with intelligent and accessible story-telling. It was set up by Sam Branson and Johnny Webb as a next generation independent production company in 2012. The company has grown year-on-year since its inception and is now one of the UK’s most exciting indies creating content for global audiences. It has:
· Produced a range of multi-award-winning singles and series, including Broadcast Best Factual Programme and Best Factual Presenter for Reggie Yates Extreme Russia
· Developed a reputation for working with extraordinary talent including Brian Cox, Morgan Freeman, Prince Harry, Mary Portas, Reggie Yates, Chris Van Tulleken and David Baddiel
· Produced 50 hours of TV for BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, two Feature Documentaries and developed strategic relationships with global brands like NFL, Virgin and JLR
· Grown its footprint across TV and film - its film Don't Look Down premiered at Tribeca in New York and sold to Netflix
· Produced headline-hitting content including Breaking The Taboo: The War On Drugs featuring contributions from world leaders including Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. An innovative global partnership with YouTube, the film had 800,000 YouTube views in its first month and reached over 30 million twitter users. The film has gone on to sell in 19 territories for TV window.