HOFF PRODUCTIONS DELIVERS REAL APPALACHIAN LAWMEN FOR ANIMAL PLANET’S “COUNTRY JUSTICE”
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28, 2011 — Ride shotgun with the brave sheriffs of Appalachia’s Hill Country. A place where coal, moonshine, hunting, feuding, and living off the land run deep in the veins. With only their K-9 partners, these lawmen cover huge territories bridging the divide between family, friend, neighbor, and justice… “Country Justice.”
“Unprecedented access. This is the real deal. No set-ups here. Our cameras never turned off and you’ll see it in these powerful stories,” says Hoff Production’s Executive Producer Michael Hoff. This one-hour pilot follows Sheriffs Nick Mooney, Shannon Morris, William “Twig” Willis, and Chris Endicott of Fayette and Mingo Counties, West Virginia. “You just have to be impressed with the challenges these officers face, no back-up, miles and miles to cover, and the complexities of enforcing the law in a world where jobs are in the coal mines or nothing, and everyone went to high school with everyone else,” says Show Producer Jonathan Burhop.
The stories contrast from a fatal head-on collision to a suicide to a custody battle over a pit bull terrier. And the sheriff’s dogs are stars too. There’s Chris Endicott’s K-9 partner Kai. “Kai likes to bite, yes he does. My very best friend out here. He’s the only partner that I can 100% trust.” And there’s “Twig” Willis’ loveable, but stinky tracking dog Wilbur. “These bloodhounds will kill their selves to find anything.” “He has his good days and bad days, but most of the time he smells really bad.”
“Country Justice” airs Tuesday, November 8 at 10pm on Animal Planet.
About Hoff Productions:
Hoff Productions is headquartered in San Francisco Bay Area and New York City. Hoff is one of America’s leading global producers of factual television. Founded in 1993 by President and Executive Producer Michael Hoff, Hoff Productions is a pioneer of highly rated programming and unique non-fiction series formats. Clients include Animal Planet, Velocity, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, 3net, Investigation Discovery, WEtv, The Weather Channel, Fine Living Network, The Military Channel, FOX, TLC, The History Channel, TruTV, The Science Channel, Discovery Health Channel, TV One, Travel Channel, PBS, Voom HD Networks, Speed Channel, NGC Wild, and HGTV. A pioneer in new technologies, Hoff produces a full slate of 3D projects. Hoff also creates branded content: commercials, interstitials, infomercials, and promotions for clients like TBS, Paramount Pictures, California Olive Oil Council, and AAA.