Producer Kino Oko from North Macedonia, sales agents Videoplugger are delighted to announce that the series “Zoki Poki” has been picked up in a deal the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). The programme will air on NRK Super dubbed in Norwegian.
“Zoki Poki” (10×20-25′, 2020)
“Zoki Poki is a TV series based on the book considered to be a classic in Macedonian literature of the same name by the writer Olivera Nikolova, originally published in 1963. For more than half a century, the book has been and still is a mandatory book to read in North Macedonian schools. The story of the series is contemporary, taking place in the present, but the timeline and spirit of the tales inspired from the book are captured through the memories of the parents of the “modern” Zoki Poki. Every child can recognize itself in the characters of Zoki Poki and his friends. Created by Aleksandar Popovski and Marija Apchevska”
NRK is the Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company, and the largest media organisation in Norway. The objective of NRK’s public service broadcasting is to provide the entire population with access to a broad range of content.
Kåre Snipsøyr, Acquisition Executive NRK Super, said:
“When I first watched Zoki Poki I was quite sure that this would be a suitable series for NRK. I think the stories from North Macedonia are of a universal kind, that children in Norway can relate to. The stories are warm and funny, the cast is great and the production quality is really good. “
Robert Naskov, Producer, Kino Oko said:
“I’m very excited that Zoki Poki meets the high-quality Scandinavian standards for children series production. It deals with universal themes that are interesting for all children worldwide. The airing of Zoki Poki on NRK is a huge success for my production company and for the Macedonian cinematography”
Aleksandar Popovski, Creator said:
“The story of Zoki Poki unfolds a world of forgotten values which were common for my generation and part of our everyday lives. It radiates warmth and cosiness. It reminds us of the times when we believed that the outside world was the safest and the most extraordinary place for every child.”
Marija Apchevska, Creator said:
“I am immensely grateful and proud for the recognition of quality, and for the larger, international dimension our Zoki Poki gets through this broadcast. Having more and more generations of children growing up with the show, it is a dream come true for me as a director.”
Emanuele Galloni, CEO Videoplugger said:
“When I first saw the series I immediately felt we wanted to work with it and show it to the world. The quality of Zoki Poki’s photography, level of acting, and storytelling give it a near cinematic quality, rare in kids content shot for television. Zoki Poki now reaching NRK, who is known for its great productions worldwide is proving that we were right and that Zoki Poki will keep crossing international borders.”