LOS ANGELES, CA – 4KUNIVERSE, the new 24/7 4K Ultra HD general entertainment channel launched by Matthew Mancinelli announced today it is teaming with Suzanne Down Productions and Cirque Berzerk Productions on LIVE and taped 4K specials in 2017. The majestic show, titled Cirque Berzerk, incorporates award-wining make-up artistry, set design and aerobatics for an experience not to be missed.
Conceived in the grey cement sprawl of industrial downtown Los Angeles and birthed in the dust & glitter of Burning Man, Cirque Berzerk has been described by the LA Times as “the sort of phantasmagoric spectacle Tim Burton would dream up, if he quit filmmaking to join the circus.”
Cirque Berzerk’s first theatrical productions titled “Beneath” was French burlesque meets Sweeney Todd meets Cirque du Soleil and P.T. Barnum's worst nightmare, “Beneath” is a 2 hour special for the whole family to enjoy!
Cirque Berzerk Productions is currently bringing a whole new cast of characters for 4KUNIVERSE viewers, from exotic feathered bird girls to Glam Rock inspired looks from the theatrical and special event entertainment productions. Cirque Berzerk’s acrobats, dancers & innovative costumes under the direction of Suzanne Down keep Cirque Berzerk Productions the leader in contemporary circus, alternative theatre and is the go-to company for special event entertainment.
The shows will be filmed with 4K HDR cameras and will be exclusively on 4KUNIVERSE’s linear and SVOD offering.
“With 4KUNIVERSE currently LIVE on SES’s satellite covering North America, it is our focus to add the very best 4K content, empowering cable/telcos to satisfy their millions of customers who currently own a 4K TV set, says 4KUNIVERSE Founder/CEO, Matthew Mancinelli. “The Cirque Berzerk 4K specials add primetime programming that the whole family can enjoy.”
“I can’t think of a better home then 4KUNIVERSE for Cirque Berzerk & Suzanne Down productions. Our character’s movement, detailed make-up and costume design lends itself perfectly to the crystal-clear 4K video format, making it possible for audiences to feel part of the action. The 4K format will allow you to run away and join the circus!,” says producer Suzanne Down.
Matthew Mancinelli’s global distribution company, Mance Media, has picked up the international distribution rights to the specials in HD and 4K resolutions.