WITH ONE EYE OPEN
WITH ONE EYE OPEN - SWEDEN/UNITED KINGDOM
Genre: Thriller / Adapted from: novels by Martin Österdahl Be inte om nåd"/"Ask No Mercy", "Tio svenskar måste dö"/"Ten Swedes must die" / Format 6×60’ / Writer(s): Lars Lundström, Anders Sparring / Producer(s): Stefan Baron (Nice Drama), Christian Wikander (Twelve Town) / Development stage: Project bible / Tv channel in the country of origin: SVT Sweden / International Sales: TBD
St Petersburg 1996.
Max Anger, a former attack diver for the Swedish Navy, is now in love with Pashie, a Russian-Swedish researcher. When Pashie uncovers a plot by a neo- Stalinist network that is targeting Sweden her first instinct is to confide in Max but as she delves deeper her investigation reveal that Max’s personal history is a fabrication. Is the man she loves someone other than he claims to be? Before she can confront him, Pashie disappears. Max finds out his whole life has been a lie and soon he is fighting for much more than just Pashie’s life.
AUTHOR(S) PROFILE AND STATEMENT OF INTENT
The first season of the Max Anger- series, “With One Eye Open”, takes place in 1996. A time characterized by the digital breakthrough, when cellphones and the Internet began to see the light of the day. The massive impact of propaganda and fake news begun here, in St. Petersburg, and forms a central part of the plot in the series. Based on the novels by Martin Österdahl and written by Lars Lundström and Anders Sparring, we aim to produce high-end drama based on the first book, Ask No Mercy.
GOALS AT THE EUROPEAN PROJECT AND TALENT FORUM
A development deal has been signed with SVT (Sveriges Television) for two scripts and a detailed outline based on Österdahls first novel Ask No Mercy. This is to be delivered April/ May 2018. We plan to shoot in the spring of 2019. We are currently looking for European partners to make this into a high end series for the international market.
NICE DRAMA focuses on development, packaging and production of high concept drama for with a strong commercial appeal for the Scandinavian and international market. Production to mention are the French co-pro Midnight Sun, Thicker Than Water, Hassel.
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