THE TEAM BEHIND several of the most successful documentaries on UK television in recent years are on the lookout for entrepreneurial couples who chose a new life in Moray.
Pi Productions is run by producer John Silver, who has been responsible for highly successful series such as ‘Grand Designs’ and the reinvention of ‘MasterChef’.
Now the production company are working on a new prime-time series for Channel 5 that seeks to capture the personal journeys of six ambitious people who decided to follow their dream, uproot themselves and their families and seek an entirely new life.
Casting producer Katy McGhie has told insideMoray that with small businesses now accounting for 99.4% of all private sector business in Scotland – and very much driving the economy – the series will look at just what it takes to leave everything you know behind and start afresh.
Katy said: “We are specifically looking for those moving to, or have just moved to, Moray. We have found an incredibly huge trend for people moving to the area for a healthier and slower paced, friendly lifestyle.
“We have heard that people are specifically interested in the ‘out of this world’ scenery in Moray, the fantastic pubs and schools – although we know there is the lack of teachers!
“Lifestyle business owners and start-ups are attracted to the area because of the tourism, to places such as Elgin – and there are swathes of people relocating there to take on craft shops, bookshops and cafes.
“We are looking for families or couples who are planning to ditch the 9 to 5 life and pursue a career in something they are passionate about. It could be running a smallholding, setting up a café or restaurant, or creating their own products.
“We want to showcase the amazing lifestyle business opportunities out there and show what it takes to make a new venture succeed.”
The company are offering such ‘life changers’ an opportunity to feature themselves and their new venture in their own one-hour long prime time documentary – and in so doing, inspire other people to follow their example.
Anyone interested in taking part is being asked to contact Katy by email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.