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MIPCOM Spotlight: Red Arrow Studios International


A story of love and revenge is told in Death and Nightingales, a period drama set in the Irish countryside that leads off Red Arrow Studios International’s slate.

The show is from Allan Cubitt (The Fall). “Death and Nightingales is a riveting story of love and revenge, set in the beautiful countryside of Fermanagh, Ireland, in 1885; a world of spies, deception and betrayal, with simmering tensions of class, politics and religion that threaten to tear the country apart,” says Henrik Pabst, the president of Red Arrow Studios International.

Australian Gangster, meanwhile, is described by Pabst as “a wild tale of ruthless ambition and revenge, set within the Sydney underworld, where gangsters and the Instagram generation collide with Sydney’s glamorous social elite.”

Then there is Checkout!, a scripted show that follows the daily lives of the workers and customers at a dysfunctional supermarket.

Pabst says, “There is a need for high-end scripted series and films featuring A-list talent, with high production values and original content.”

Pirates Inc. is a factual-entertainment series about a team that “makes danger their business by flipping the spoils of drug runners, from speedboats and mini-submarines to exotic cars and light aircraft,” says Pabst.

Then there is the reality format Don’t Stop the Music, in which students attending an under­performing school are given publicly donated musical instruments. “A well-known singer and a music educator are on hand to encourage and inspire the kids, workshopping songs one-on-one and helping to draw the music and talent out of the young people,” says Pabst. “Don’t Stop the Music is an uplifting show that reveals how music has the power to move us, inspire us and even transform lives.”

Heartbreak Island is a reality program that examines how modern ways of finding love stand up against real-world challenges. There is also How Dare You?, a game show in which celebrities judge strangers based solely on their appearances.

“We have an impressive range of new reality, entertainment and comedy formats that are fast-paced, fun and entertaining,” Pabst adds.

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