December 19, 2019: Red Arrow Studios International is heading to Natpe 2020 with a diverse slate of high-profile shows across scripted, formats and factual.
The company’s scripted line-up includes ‘Dignity’ (8 x 52’), a haunting thriller produced by Chilean production company Invercine & Wood and Germany’s Story House Pictures for Joyn (Germany) and MEGA (Chile). Based on real events, ‘Dignity’ centres on a mysterious, Germanic cult ‘Colonia Dignidad’, established by a former Nazi soldier in a quiet Chilean town. After a decades-long history of torture, child abuse and murder, protected by General Pinochet’s dictatorship, federal prosecutor Leo Ramírez is tasked with bringing the sect’s elusive leader to justice. But Leo, and his younger brother Pedro, have their own secret history with Colonia.
Further scripted highlights include the International Emmy-award winning crime drama ‘Falco’, (15 x 1 hour),a Mexican adaptation ofhit crime format ‘The Last Cop’, produced by Spiral International and Dynamo (‘Narcos’, ‘American Made’).
In Falco, a reputable policeman with a promising future and a young family, has his perfect world shattered when he is shot by a mysterious attacker in the line of duty. With a bullet lodged in his head, Falco falls into a coma – for the next 24 years. He awakens in 2018 with no memory of what happened, and to a world he doesn’t recognize.
Michel Brown, star of the International Emmy award-winning series ‘Sr.
Ávila’, in the lead role. The series is show run and directed by acclaimed
Mexican filmmaker, director and screenwriter Ernesto Contreras (‘Blue Eyelids’, ‘I
Dream in Another Language’, ‘El Chapo’).
‘Falco’ won the 2019 International Emmy for the Best Non-English Language US Primetime Program.
Other scripted titles available from Red Arrow Studios International at Natpe include ‘Departure’ (6 x 45’), a high-octane conspiracy thriller about the shock disappearance of Flight 716, starring Emmy Award-winner Archie Panjabi and Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer. ‘Departure’ is produced by Shaftesbury and Greenpoint Productions, in association with Corus Entertainment for Global (Canada). Alongside this is crime drama ‘Vienna Blood’ (3 x 90’ or 6 x 45’), from acclaimed screenwriter Steve Thompson (‘Deep State’, ‘Jericho’, ‘Sherlock’). Set in 1900s Vienna, a hot bed of philosophy, science and art, this thrilling series is based on the best-selling novels by Frank Tallis and produced by Endor Productions and MR Film, in co-production with Red Arrow Studios International, ZDF Germany and ORF (Austria). The series has already sold to the BBC in the UK and PBS in the US.
Heading up the company’s format line-up is the fun and hilarious entertainment format ‘Block Out’ which is created by Nippon TV and Red Arrow Studios for Channel 7 (Thailand). This entertaining new physical gameshow challenges contestants to stay on the wall – or have a great fall!
Red Arrow Studios International will also be bringing a pair of compelling true crime series to Natpe: ‘Cult of Personality’ (6 x 48’) and ‘Serial Psyche’ (5 x 48’). ‘Cult of Personality’ is produced by Big Media for Reelz (US) and explores the terrifying legacies of history’s most notorious cult leaders, from Charles Manson to David Koresh, and includes an exclusive interview with Manson family members. ‘Serial Psyche’, produced by Big Media for UKTV (UK), is a fascinating journey into the twisted minds of the world’s most dangerous serial killers and combines insightful commentary with interviews from leading experts in their fields.
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About Red Arrow Studios International
Red Arrow Studios International is a world-leading TV distributor of scripted, formats and factual shows from a global network of in-house production companies, outstanding third-party producers and digital-content partners.
Led by Bo Stehmeier, with offices in Munich, London and Los Angeles, Red Arrow Studios International co-produces and finances global entertainment, and distributes acclaimed content to over 200 territories worldwide.
Red Arrow Studios International is part of Red Arrow Studios, which is comprised of 20 production companies in seven territories; digital studio, Studio71; and film distributor Gravitas Ventures. Red Arrow Studios is a ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE company, one of Europe’s leading media groups.