The Boy Who Climbed the Shard
Broadcast Digital Awards Winner: Best Short-Form Documentary
In a series of 3 short films (and an extended single film for YouTube), Parable tells the true story of how teenage urban free climber, George King, made headlines around the world in 2019 when he climbed the UK's tallest building, The Shard, with no ropes. Ever since he first saw the iconic building on a school trip to London, George was determined to climb it one day. Little did he know that he would end up in prison - serving a 4-month sentence in the notorious HMP Pentonville. Commissioned by Channel 4's digital unit 4Studio and released across YouTube, Facebook and All4, the series reaching over 10 million organic views on social.