Bahamian TV Sequence “Goombay Children” Indicators North American Streaming Deal

NASSAU, Bahamas LFD Productions at present introduced its historic collaboration with Future As we speak’s streaming service, HappyKids. The award-winning youngsters’s tv collection “Goombay Children,” an LFD Productions collection filmed within the Bahamas, is about to revolutionize youngsters’s tv by turning into the first-ever scripted, live-action Caribbean collection to safe a global streaming service deal.

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Forged members on the season three premiere of Goombay Children in The Bahamas

Goombay Children” is now out there to over 16 million month-to-month lively customers on Roku, Amazon FireTV, Apple TV and Android units. When it launched in 2020, “Goombay Children” solidified its place in Caribbean historical past as the primary narrative youngsters’s tv present filmed and produced solely within the Bahamas to get a North American streaming deal. The present went on to win 13 worldwide awards together with the Cannes World Movie Competition for Finest TV Sequence and Finest Producer — greater than another Caribbean youngsters’s present to this point.

“Goombay Children isn’t just a tv present, we like to think about it as a motion that empowers youngsters via studying and celebrates that connecting with one’s tradition needs to be shared far past your nation,” mentioned Stephanie Okay. Nihon, creator and government producer of ‘Goombay Children’ and founding father of LFD Productions. “Impressed by children, for teenagers, this present highlights epic island adventures all through the islands of the Bahamas, whereas delicately educating them on modern-day points dealing with the world – ladies and youth empowerment, local weather change and variety and incapacity inclusion – in a recent and dynamic method.

Illustration of Youngsters of Caribbean Descent

Goombay Kids creator Stephanie Nihon (center) and producers Leslie Ellis Tynes and Rowena Poiter Sutherland.
Goombay Children creator Stephanie Nihon (heart) and producers Leslie Ellis Tynes and Rowena Poiter Sutherland.

“In a world the place animation dominates youngsters’s content material, we’re shedding the human aspect that’s essential to understanding who we’re and the place we got here from. We’re thrilled to have the present on a platform like HappyKids that can enable us to additional the attain of ‘Goombay Children’ and higher signify youngsters of Caribbean descent whereas selling the variety and wealthy tradition of the islands,” added Nihon.

“Goombay Children” was the primary Bahamian youngsters’s present to make use of VFX Animation and live-action hybrid in a tv collection. HappyKids brings the present’s mix of leisure, training and cultural appreciation to audiences worldwide, revolutionizing modern youngsters’s tv. It’s famend for its adherence to COPPA compliance and its high quality management measures to make sure child-appropriate content material. The present has offered employment to greater than 350 Bahamians, making it a supply of nationwide delight within the nation and garnering vital help from the federal government.

“’Goombay Children’ is a novel collection that we consider will present our viewers with a chance to see children in extremely artistic tales whereas exploring the great thing about the Bahamas and Caribbean cultures,” David Di Lorenzo, SVP Children & Household, Future As we speak.

With character dialogue and actions that foster empathetic and resilient people, the present encompasses values and messaging which might be hardly ever used within the youngsters’s tv trade at present. Incorporating themes of emotional intelligence, teamwork and problem-solving, “Goombay Children” equips youngsters with invaluable instruments for private development and improvement whereas taking them on a cultural journey via historical past, arts and setting. The present is about to premier its fourth season in early 2024, promising new adventures for viewers.

“I’m happy with the achievements of all of the Bahamian solid and crew of the tv collection ‘Goombay Children,’” mentioned Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis. “Their success on the Cannes World Movie Competition, capturing prime awards, speaks volumes of the power of Bahamians to thrive within the worldwide area. I’m notably enthusiastic about the way forward for an Orange Economic system that seeks to offer correct area and compensation for the performing arts.”

This monumental North American streaming deal is a testomony to the present’s common enchantment and transformative impression. Because it continues to captivate younger hearts throughout the Caribbean and past, “Goombay Children” has develop into a motion that’s set to reshape the way forward for youngsters’s tv.