PROJEKTE / PROJECTS
VIKINGS – THE RISE AND FALL
Genre and Format: Factual, 6 x 60’
Production Company: Dash Pictures
Narrator: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Eurovision, The BFG, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)
Executive Producers: Anna O’Malley and Daniel Sharp
DOP: Adam Jandrup (The Humbling, Frenzy)
Make-up Designer: Deirdre Fitzgerald (King Arthur, Vikings, Valhalla)
An unstoppable force for more than 300 years saw the relentless and far-reaching growth of the Viking Empire. Throughout history, Vikings waged war from the seas, notoriously ruthless and with their own set of rules. The Viking expansion was unprecedented in the veracity of its spread. Known for merciless bloodshed, the Norsemen became the most feared people in history. However, their story has always been told from a one-sided, Christian point of view and only now, after rigorous research through mythical sagas and bioarchaeological finds, can we uncover the truth about who the Vikings really were.
Genre and Format: Crime, series
Based on: #1 internationally bestselling book by Ragnar Jonasson
Producion Company: Warner Bros. international Deutschland
Producers: Dagmar Konsalik, Tobias Rosen
Executive Producers: Herbert L. Kloiber, Olivia Pahl
The “Dark Iceland” series comprises six novels — “Snowblind,” “Blackout,” “Rupture,” “Whiteout,” “Nightblind” and “Winterkill” — published between 2010 and 2020.
Set in a remote Icelandic fishing village, they follow protagonist Ari Thór Arason — a rookie detective on his first posting — troubled by a complex past that he is unable to leave behind.
Genre and Format: Thriller, Feature Film
Writer: Michael Bronner (The Mauritanian, Captain Phillips)
Directors: Declan Lawn and Adam Patterson (The Salisbury Poisonings)
Cast: James Norton (McMafia), Gemma Arterton (The King's Man), Shazad Latif (Star Trek Discovery), Marisa Abela (Industry), Edwina Findley (The Wire) and Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh)
Production Companies: Rabbit Track Pictures and The Development Partnership
Based on true events, the movie will chart the story of career conman, Robert Freegard, played by Norton, with Gemma Arterton as the woman who brought him down. Freegard was a master manipulator who convinced countless victims he was undercover MI5 in order to extort and kidnap them. Initially falling for his charms, Arterton’s character became the architect of his downfall and her actions led to his conviction and arrest.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF STUPIDITY
Genre and Format: Comedy, 10 x 30’
Writer: Scott Steindorff
Based on: #1 internationally bestselling book by Jean-Francois Marmion
Director: Jerry Ciccoritti (Schitt’s Creek)
Production Company: Stone Village Productions
“The Psychology of Stupidity” follows neuroscientist psychologist Anthony, who opens a practice to try to cure people of stupid behavior under the mantra that until you accept your own stupidity, you can‘t expect others to stop acting so stupidly. Part survival guide, part self-help, the behavior of the characters will be recognizable to everyone who is truly honest with themselves.
Genre and Format: Psychological Crime Drama with a Supernatural Twist, 7 x 30´
Writer: Adi Hasak (Shades of Blue, Eyewitness)
Director: Steve Shill (Dexter)
Production Company: Nice Drama
Anna Friel stars in the leading role as Sharon Pici, a Kansas City police officer, who becomes fixated on an investigation that soon escalates into a supernatural nightmare. THE BOX marks Anna Friel's first series since her award-winning title role in Marcella, for which she won the International Emmy Award for Best Actress in 2017.
MISSILE FROM THE EAST
Genre and Format: Factual, 1 x 90', 1 x 52' or 2 x 45'
Director: Justin Stokes
Production Companies: Salon Pictures, HLA
Networks: Sky UK
At the 1961 Swedish Grand Prix, prodigiously talented East German motorcycle racer Ernst Degner fled the East in a heart-stopping escape never-before-told. Risking his life in the hope of freedom, he defected with his family and Stasi-protected engine technology. When he returned to the racetrack the following season with Suzuki, he won the world championship, catapulting the Japanese industrial giant into global domination of the motorcycle industry.
Genre and Format: Psychological Thriller, 4 x 1 hour
Writer: Michael Crompton (Silent Witness, Safehouse)
Based on: The Novel by T.M.Logan
Production Companies: Chalkboard and Projector Pictures
Network: Channel 5, Viaplay
Kate and her three best friends are celebrating their fortieth birthdays with their families at an idyllic villa in the South of France when she comes across a series of text messages on her husband's phone, revealing he is having an affair. When it becomes clear that her husband's lover is one of her best friends, Kate is determined to find out who it is. Little does she know that the truth is far more deadly.
Genre and Format: Noir Thriller, 4 x 1 hour
Writer: Gareth Tunley (The Ghoul, Intruder)
Production Company: Clapperboard
Network: Channel 5
When Natalie Varga (Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders, Happy Valley)) stands accused of murdering her husband in cold blood, disgraced investigative journalist James Alden (James D’Arcy (Agent Carter, Broadchurch)) finds himself captivated by the case. James finds himself falling in love with the very femme fatale he is supposed to be dispassionately profiling, committing him to a dangerous path where reality becomes increasingly hazy. With the court of public opinion ruling Natalie guilty until proven innocent, can James separate the truth from the fiction?
Genre and Format: Sci-Fi, 10 x 1 hour
Craig Van Sickle (The Pretender, 24, Tin Man)
Shawn Whitney (A Brand New You)
Nordic Entertainment Group (Scandinavia), MediabizInternational (Canada), Starlings (US)
In the near future, everyone’s brains are implanted with an augmented reality device. While the planet is spiraling further into a state of decay, humanity is perceiving a version of reality that is sensory enhanced, a world through permanent rose-tinted glasses. When a computer virus begins infecting people and makes them invisible to others, Dr. Georgie Pynes (29) is recruited to stop its spread. Her search to find the cause of the virus will increasingly intertwine with the search for her fiancée’s killer and for the truth about her mother, who she thought had died. As Georgie digs deeper, she will be confronted with layers of falsehood, betrayal and conspiracies. Rebels are massing to bring down the world as they know it.
Genre and Format: Psychological Thriller, 3 x 1 hour
Writer: Catherine Steadman (Something in The Water, Downton Abbey)
Based on: the book The Ex Wife by Jess Ryder
Production Company: Blackbox Multimedia
Newly married Natasha has the perfect house, a loving husband and a beautiful little girl. She’d have it all if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone…