Lebanese production house Momaz Flick, sales agents Videoplugger and public broadcaster SBS Australia are delighted to announce that the series “Awake” has been picked up in a deal with SBS for AVOD rights in original Arabic language with subtitles.
Awake (2019, 16X45’)
“Awake” is about a young woman, Dana (Flavia Bechara), who wakes up from a coma 12 years later, unable to speak or interact with others. Surrounded by her loving family, and with the help of her sisters Lama (Stephanie Atallah) and Jinane (Ruba Zarour), she slowly comes to grips with what happened to her and how social media has taken over the world, she has woken up to a new world where everyone she has ever loved is different. Family secrets and past lies begin to unravel, a story-line full of twists. Directed by Mazen Fayad.
Haidee Ireland, SBS On Demand Channel Manager at Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Australia said:
”We are thrilled that “Awake” will be joining our collection of the best dramas from all over the world, handpicked and curated for local audiences on SBS On Demand.”
Nadia Tabbara, Creator Momaz Flick, said:
“We know there is a big number of the Lebanese diaspora in Australia and it’s our honour not just to remind them of their homeland and its potential, but also to showcase Lebanon to all Australians. And of course, keep entertaining them through our fictional drama.”
Ebba Eriksson, Creative Director, Videoplugger said:
“It is a great pride for us to have made this first deal with SBS and being part of their investment in international drama is very exciting as “Awake” will be the first entirely Arabic language drama series on their platform.”