“The Head”, one of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO’s big, new productions, presents first clips of the series at MIPCOM
20 MEDIAPRO Group productions are taking part in the audiovisual market in Cannes
THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO has recently presented the fiction series “The Head” at this year’s MIPCOM event, directed by Jorge Dorado over an Álex and David Pastor’s brothers’ script, is an ambitious thriller based in Antarctica. An international scientific team have to spend the entire winter in an isolated base with the threat of a killer among them. Produced in association with HULU Japan and HBO Asia, the thriller explores the darkest sides of our personalities that confinement and isolation bring to light. The show is brought to life by a star-filled cast including Laura Bach, Mónica López, Alexandre Willaume, Katharine O’Donnelly, Tomohisa Yamashita John Lynch and Amelia Hoy and with the special collaboration of Álvaro Morte. The first clips of the fiction series were shown on Tuesday at the Esterel Auditorium at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.
Other international co-production, this time, and for the first time ever, with Finnish broadcaster YLE, is THE PARADISE, a thriller taking place between Finland and Spanish’s Costa del Sol, where a community of Finns settled fleeing the Scandinavian cold. Fran Perea and Riitta Havukainen lead the cast of this series in which Spanish and Finnish Police forces will have to work together to solve a murder case terrorizing the habitants of ‘Little Finland’.
After a first season successfully reaching the Americas and Spain, SIDE GAMES is back exploring the darkest secrets of Soccer Pro League. The second season co-produced with DirecTV Originals is a subtle mix of ambitions, greed and violence are subtly arranged in breathtaking trip behind the curtain of the most lucrative sport.
As regards to entertainment, THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO created and produced hand-in-hand with Michelin stars Chef Quique Dacosta, THE DINNER OF A LIFETIME a program inviting celebrities to taste their memories. Already commissioned by Amazon Prime Spain, in the program, the Chef methodically studied key memories of his guests and translated them in the most sophisticated dishes. An innovative format which offers an intimate look at celebrities’ background through a culinary journey.
EL DISCÍPULO DEL CHEF, an original format from THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO and Turner Latin America, recently launched on Chilevision, is a turning point in TV cooking programs. In this Prime-Time format, three internationally renowned chefs not only act as judges of the aspiring chefs’ creations, but also compete alongside the contestants on their mission to find the best apprentice chef in the country.
In a completely different genre, but also made possible by Chef Quique Dacosta’s participation, COCINAR BELLEZA is an ode to the high cuisine. In this documentary, art savvy experts and artists try to answer a complicated interrogation: Is it possible to cook Beauty? Can a dish be considered as a piece of Art?
THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO also showcased high-profile Globomedia productions in Cannes at the MIPCOM event completing the Studio catalog. Highlights include “Malaka”, which recently premiered on La 1 on RTVE, a police drama set in Malaga, directed by Marc Vigil and starring Maggie Civantos, Salva Reina and Vicente Romero; as well as “Estoy vivo”, a Globomedia production for TVE1 which is currently in its thrid season and which year saw Aitana Sánchez Gijón and Jan Cornet join a cast headed by Javier Gutiérrez and Alejo Sauras.
2020 will also the production company premiere “Nasdrovia”, a series by Luismi Pérez and Sergio Sarriá, produced together with Movistar and featuring Leonor Watling and Hugo Silva. Other highlights include “Por H o por B”, a series by Manuela Burló Moreno, filmed in Madrid this year exclusively for HBO Europe, based on his award-winning short film “Pipas”.
In addition, Globomedia is currently preparing the production of “Vis a Vis: el Oasis” for FOX and the fourth season of “El Ministerio del Tiempo”, the Javier Olivares series which will be screened on RTVE in 2020.
PHOTO: "The Head"