Series Mania Forum Best Project Award given to the Russian period drama series Red Rainbow
Of the 15 projects selected and pitched on the first day of Series Mania Forum, the industry arm of the Series Mania Festival, the jury team selected the Russian period drama series Red Rainbow (8 x 50’) as winner of the Series Mania Forum Best Project Award. Along with the jury president Polly Williams, the jury included Daniel Campos Pavoncelli, (Italy), Head of Film and TV, Partner, Indiana Production PSA SPA, Sened Dhab (France), VP Digital Scripted, France Télévisions, Mar Diaz, (Spain), Fiction Executive Producer, RTV, and Maria Feldman (USA/Israel), Producer and Creator, Masha. Together they had the honor of presenting a check for €50,000 to producer Alexander Rodnyansky of AR Content/Non-Stop Production and writer Matt Jones.
Based on a true story set in 1979 and as a result of a series of mistakes and misunderstandings, Red Rainbow follows three young gay activists from West Berlin who are invited to Moscow with an official visit. They are thrilled to see the country of their socialist dreams, not realizing that being gay is a crime there.