ABC Oz, Euro Nets Find Lost Hero

C21Media, Richard Middleton 18th August 2015

C21 Media, Richard Middleton
18th August 2015

ABC in Australia and networks across Europe have picked up a documentary about a little-known hero of the 9/11 attacks in the US.

9/11: The Lost Hero has been produced by UK-based Testimony Films. It tells the story of former US Marine Jason Thomas, who saved the lives of two New York policemen who became trapped under rubble after the collapse of the World Trade Center’s twin towers.

The show, originally made for Channel 4 in the UK and distributed by Silverlining Rights, features interviews with Thomas and those he rescued, as well as other unseen footage.

The 1 x 60′ programme will also air on DR in Denmark, Belgium’s VTM and SBS in the Netherlands, and has also been acquired by Destination America. It is part of a family of 9/11 titles that Silverlining represents for Testimony, with others including 9/11 Rescue Cops and 9/11: The Miracle Survivor.

Silverlining is known for raising finance for factual productions including fast-turnaround docs such as The Disappearance of MH370 and MH17: Murder in the Sky. Its sales arm, Silverlining Rights, launched in January this year.