Founded in 2014 by Geno McDermott, BLACKFIN has quickly become an industry leader in premium nonfiction, tracking true talent, building series or specials around them, and delivering these packages to cable television networks, OTT and digital outlets.
In 2017 alone, BLACKFIN produced 45 hours of television, and sold 20 original projects across development and series. In November 2017, DISCOVERY premiered BLACKFIN’s newest hit series, FINDING ESCOBAR’S MILLIONS, to strong ratings and critical acclaim; the second season of FINDING ESCOBARS MILLIONS is slated to premiere in 2019. 2017 also saw BLACKFIN enter the world of feature film production, including the documentary MY PERFECT WORLD: THE AARON HERNANDEZ STORY, featuring an unprecedented look at the Aaron Hernandez saga and exclusive access to Hernandez’s family. In 2018, BLACKFIN premiered HOMICIDE CITY on INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY, and has additional series in production with HISTORY, INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY, NAT GEO WILD and more, and projects in development with CNN, AMC, PARAMOUNT and many other networks.
BLACKFIN is the polar opposite of normality. All projects are approached with the mindset that traditional production rules do not apply. It is in risking everything - and walking the fine line between unmatched success and failure – where the golden footage and storytelling lives. For BLACKFIN, the most compelling stories are served up raw with a dirty lens, some natural sunlight and drive to create a finished product that emerges as the first of its kind.