IMMUNITY - GERMANY
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Coming of age / Original Script / Format 10×50’ / Writer(s): Niels Laupert / Producer(s): Niels Laupert (Jumpseat Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG), Henning Kamm (REAL FILM Berlin GmbH) / Development stage: Bible / Tv channel in the country of origin: TBD / International Sales: Telepool
IMMUNITY tells the story of children of diplomats facing the challenges of adolescence under exceptional circumstances. Equipped with diplomatic immunity, they band together with other expats and high-mobile-kids at Berlin International School. As they begin to push boundaries of their hedonistic life their actions have unexpected consequences. Berlin becomes a political epicenter, where simple mistakes and family dramas have the power to influence international relations.
AUTHOR(S) PROFILE AND STATEMENT OF INTENT
Niels Laupert studied Production and Film & Television Directing at the University of Television & Film in Munich. He has directed over 80 music videos and commercials, before the prize-winning film Seven Days Sunday marked his feature- film directorial debut in 2007. After founding Jumpseat together with his partner Benjamin Grosch, his second feature film, Whatever Happens, was released in 2017 by Universum Film.
GOALS AT THE EUROPEAN PROJECT AND TALENT FORUM
IMMUNITY offers organic opportunities for international collaborations which we want to share with broadcasters, co-producers, and equity partners. The series focuses on personal dramas, implementing transnational relations, cultural plurality, and conflicting political views. We want to ensure a global perspective from the earliest stages of development, taking full advantage of the plethora of International creative talent to make IMMUNITY feel rich and uncompromisingly authentic.
We founded Jumpseat in 2013 with the aim of telling stories that challenge our beliefs, deepen our understanding of human behaviour, and define what shapes and disrupts society, while embracing the full power of entertainment. As a think tank and laboratory, Jumpseat creates original stories that puts the spotlight on seemingly contradictory but fully rounded characters. Focusing on captivating storytelling, we help fund and develop fearless and emotional stories for a worldwide audience.