Global media company Brain Power Studio has appointed British producer Eugenio Perez as the UK co-production partner for its latest project Beatrix and Peter, based on the early life of the beloved British children’s author and her relationship with her pet rabbit, Peter.
With a track record in producing both feature films (Stan and Ollie, Wild Rose) and acclaimed kids TV series including Apple Tree House, Perez will act as executive producer alongside Brain Power’s Beth Stevenson on the new 10 x 22′ live action family series. The Canadian/UK co-production is currently in pre-production with delivery planned for 2020. Emma Jean Sutherland (The Ponysitters Club) is on board to direct the mixed media series which combines live action with CGI.
Beatrix and Peter tells the charming tales of a young adventurer Beatrix Potter, aged 9, with stories that intertwine her love of science and the magic of the forests that spark her imagination and inspire the tales that make her famous. The legacy property will focus on the science curriculum alongside vivid stories of Beatrix, her family and her four-legged friends.
Beth Stevenson, Executive Producer and Founder of Brain Power Studio says: “We are passionate about Beatrix’s legacy, her relationship with animals and her love of science. It is essential that we work with the UK to keep authenticity. Eugenio Perez’s extensive experience with both feature films and children’s TV makes him the perfect partner for this project.”