Sooner Acquire First Arabic Title – “Awake“
Lebanese production house Momaz Flick, sales house Videoplugger and ContentScope are releasing the news that the Lebanese series ”Awake” will stream on the VoD platform SOONER in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
“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 really interact with others. Surrounded by her loving family, and with the help of her sisters Lama (Stephanie Atallah) and Jinane (Ruba Zaarour), 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.
SOONER is a fledgling European film and series platform where content can be accessed via streaming as part of a subscription or individually for a fee. SOONER is operated by the French-German joint venture ContentScope. The shareholders of the joint venture are Metropolitan Filmexport from Paris and the Berlin-based EYZ Media.
Andreas Wildfang Chief Executive Director, ContentScope GmbH says:
“The core idea of SOONER is also the core idea of Europe: overcoming national borders with all its fragmentation such as language barriers. Through our extensive network of licensors, partners and local independent operators, we are able to spot and tap into the best of European diverse production of films and series, like Mazen Fayad’s breathtaking TV series “Awake”, promoting cross-border quality entertainment to our subscribers under a unified brand.”
Nadia Tabbara, creator Momaz Flick, says:
“It’s a huge honour to be part of SOONER’S diverse and outstanding catalogue of TV and Film from across the world. We hope that by sharing the Lebanese culture through our storytelling will bring us all a little closer.”
Emanuele Galloni, CEO Videoplugger
”It’s a reason of pride to bring the first Lebanese series to Germany to be broadcast in the Arabic language. This confirms that our pioneering approach to the industry cherry-picking is paying back and we will bring more and more unique international drama from all over to the worldwide screen.”