A+E Media Group & Raw Team for Modern Social Thriller


A+E Media Group has partnered with Raw (The Imposter, American Animals, Tinder Swindler, Encounter) for the modern social thriller Influence.

Written by Thomas Martin (Ripper Street, Tin Star, Prime Target, The Surfer), the thriller centers on a “Dadfluencer,” who, after his child is kidnapped, is forced to examine every choice he’s made since first posting pictures of his family on social media and turning them into an international brand.

Executive producers are Sara Murray and Dimitri Doganis for Raw and Patrick Vien, Alexandra Finlay and Hannah Dal Pozzo for A+E Media Group.

“We are thrilled to join Raw in bringing Thomas Martin’s exhilarating and impactful vision for Influence to life,” said Finlay, VP of international scripted co-productions at A+E Media Group. “This is a deep examination of a modern family in crisis, telling a serial mystery that adds humor to dark emotional beats and perfectly represents A+E’s commitment to bringing bold, globally resonant stories to life.”

Representatives at Raw said, “We are delighted to be developing this timely and gripping domestic thriller with the fantastic team at A+E Media Group. Influence is a story about a family but with truly global themes, and Thomas Martin’s storytelling offers fantastic surprises and insights at every turn.”

“The inspiration for Influence came when a friend lost his job and confided in me about a deep fear of how his family would see him now that his success was gone, and his need to rapidly regain that status,” Martin commented. “I recently became a father myself, so while Influence is a fun and exciting mystery thriller, it’s also an exploration of the pressures, challenges and anxieties of being a man and a father in a rapidly changing world. I’m thrilled to be working with A+E Media Group and Raw, partners who back bold and original storytelling.”