Sooner Acquire Lockdown Docuseries Red Zones
UK based producers Ondemotive and British co-producers/distributors Videoplugger are delighted to announce that Red Zones has been picked up in a deal with ContentScope, to stream on their VoD platform SOONER in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Red Zones (4×25′, 2020)
Created by Luca Vullo, Ondemotive Productions and co-produced by Videoplugger. A look at the emotional and psychological impact of COVID-19 on people in Europe and beyond. Red Zones has been commissioned by SKY Italy and broadcast on SKY tg24. The series features interviews with actor Michele Riondino, (Young Montalbano), footballer Filippo Inzaghi, comedian Corrado Guzzanti (Murder at Barlume), artist Jo Squillo, and world record-breaking navigator Giovanni Soldini, sailor Max Sirena and Paralympic athlete Giusy Versace (Versace family). The series has been shortlisted for the 2020 Content Innovation Awards.
SOONER is a new 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 Film Export from Paris and the Berlin-based EYZ Media.
Andreas Wildfang Chief Executive Director, ContentScope GmbH said:
“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 the uniquely innovative “Red Zones”, promoting cross-border quality entertainment to our subscribers under a unified brand.”
”Luca Vullo Director/Writer, Ondemotive said:
“I’m thrilled to see Red Zones hosted on the amazing platform SOONER. And I am especially proud as my last creation was realized in one of the most difficult periods the planet has experienced in decades.”
Emanuele Galloni, Producer Videoplugger said:
“It’s so great to see our first TV production flying internationally, beyond its designed borders, both in terms of awards nominations and global sales. We’re aiming for this to be just the first of a long series of successful co-productions with Ondemotive.”