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Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia

Dragonfly’s two films about the 2012 Costa Concordia disaster set the standard for fast-turnaround internationally co-produced specialist factual.

The Concordia was a triumph of modern engineering – a giant, state-of-the-art passenger ship. Terror at Sea, for National Geographic and Channel 4, explores the key events and decisions that shaped her final voyage, and asks: how did she meet such a tragic end?

Made in eleven days, it achieved an audience in the UK of more than three million, and was followed soon after by Concordia: Caught on Camera. Compiled exclusively from mobile phone and camera footage supplied by passengers and crew, this doc was another ratings success and secured a coveted Grierson Award nomination for its first-time director.

Commissioning broadcasters
Channel 4, National Geographic
Year of production