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Works in Progress 2019

Finland/Chile

Invisible Heroes

Screenwriter: Tarja Kylmä and Manuela Infante
Producers: Liisa Penttilä-Asikainen and Pete Eklund
Production company: Kaiho Republic
Co-production: Parox S.L.A. (Chile)
Broadcaster: YLE (Finland)
Director: Mika Kurvinen and Alicia Scherson
Duration/format: 6 x 50.
Premiere: April 2019
International sales: TBA

Invisible Heroes tells the heroic tale of young Finnish diplomats in Chile during 1973’s infamous military coup. Finnish diplomats Tapani Brotherus and Ilkka Jaamala along with Tapani’s wife Lysa Brotherus helped over 2000 left-wing Chileans escape the military junta’s persecution. The Finns acted without official authorization while Swedish ambassador Harald Edelstam was the most visible defendant of human rights with the backing of Sweden’s Prime Minister, Olof Palme. Finns were the true invisible heroes.

Denmark

When the Dust Settles

Når støvet har lagt sig

Screenwriters: Ida Maria Rydén & Dorte Høgh
Producer: Stinna Lassen
Production company: DR Drama
Broadcaster: DR (Denmark)
Director: Milad Alami
Duration/format: 10 x 58
Premiere: January 2020
Sales: DR Sales

When the Dust Settles is a multi-plot drama that portrays the lives of eight Copenhagen citizens, during the days before and after a tragic terrorist attack that  shocks the city. As the stories of the eight characters interweave throughout the season, it becomes apparent that their lives are connected in unexpected ways.

Norway

Twin

Screenwriters: Kristoffer Metcalfe (Creator), Anne Elvedal og Vegard Steiro Amundsen
Producer: Sigurd Mikal Karoliussen
Production company: Nordisk Film
Broadcaster: NRK (Norway)
Director: Kristoffer Metcalfe
Episode director: Erika Calmeyer

Duration/format: 8 x 45′
Premiere: September 2019
Sales: TBA

This series tells the story of Erik and Adam – identical twins living completely different lives. Erik, a freedom seeking surfer, lives alone in a run-down campervan on a desolated beach. Adam is the complete opposite – a successful family man with money, a thriving family business and a loving wife, Ingrid. One day, Erik accidentally kills his brother, and to cover up the crime, he is forced to take his brothers identity.

 


 

Projects in development 2019

Serbia

Anatomy of a Crime

Serbia 10 x 55’
Screenwriters: Ana Tomovic, Vuk Rsumovic,
Producers: Mirko Bojovic, Ugljesa Jokic, Nebojša Taraba, Miodrag Sila
Produced by: BaBoon Production, Work In Progress, Drugi plan (Croatia)
Broadcaster: TBA
Director: Vuk Rsumovic
Premiere: Spring 2020
Sales: Keshet International

In 1969, an unfathomable murder stuns a secluded village in Yugoslavia – a pregnant woman is killed and her baby cut out and taken. A childless Vahida (27) stands accused of the murder. Despite the incriminating circumstances, the most prominent Belgrade lawyer Manaki (55) decides to take her case. His fight to save Vahida from the imminent death penalty will reveal the deep connection between them that goes way back into the past. Based on a true story.

Anatomy of a Crime is the first high level regional co-production between Serbia and Croatia.

Presented in collaboration with CineLink Drama at the Sarajevo Film Festival.

Sweden

A Hustler’s Diary – the series

Måste gitt

Sweden 8 x 28’
Producers: Eva Åkergren, Hedvig Lundgren
Production company: Indian Summer Film
Broadcaster: TBA
Director: Ivica Zubak, Abbe Hassan
Premiere: 2020
International sales: TBA

Metin, a small-time-gangster, who’s fails are legendary in the Stockholms projects is now fresh out from jail and he needs get a job. But simple things can be “to simple” so he messes it up anyway.

Iceland

The Minister

Táðherrann

Iceland, 8×45’
Producer: Anna Vigdís Gísladóttir
Production company: Sagafilm
Director: Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir and Arnór Pálmi Arnarson
Broadcaster: Rúv, Dr, Nrk, Yle, SVT
Premiere: Tba
Sales: Cineflix Rights

The series follows Benedikt Rikhardsson, whose unorthodox approach to politics finds favour with the nation and leads to him becoming the Prime Minister of Iceland. While concealing his bipolar disorder, he takes office where his decisions become increasingly erratic as his condition deepens.

Sweden

We Got This!

Sweden, 6 x 45’
Screenwriter: Schiaffino Musarra & Santiago Gil
Producer: AnnaSofia Mörck
Executive Producer: Johanna Bergenstråhle
Produced by: Jarowskij
Broadcaster: SVT
Director: Patrik Eklund
Cast: Sciaffino Musarra
Premiere: TBA
Sales: Banijay Rights

Faced with his own ignorance as well as a shadowy network determined to derail his efforts, an American immigrant living in Stockholm becomes obsessed with a 50 million Swedish crown reward for solving the seemingly unsolvable assassination of Olof Palme, Sweden’s former prime minister.

Presented in collaboration with Series Mania.

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