Eccho Rights has become the international distributor for Invisible Heroes, a political thriller produced by Kaiho Republic in Finland and Parox in Chile.
Inspired by true events, Invisible Heroes follows the exploits of Finnish diplomat Tapani Brotherus who, working in secret, helped secure asylum in Europe for more than 2,000 Chilean citizens whose lives were under threat following General Pinochet’s military coup in 1973. Invisible Heroes is currently in post-production and will premiere on YLE this spring.
“This is an incredible story that will appeal to a wide international audience given its extraordinary subject matter that many will not have heard of before,” said Nicola Söderlund, managing partner at Eccho Rights. “From a production perspective, the series is particularly fascinating, with Finnish and Chilean producers working together in Santiago to create a show with cast members from all over the world. We are excited to see how this sets a precedent for other ambitious co-production projects in the future.”
Liisa Penttilä-Asikainen, executive producer at Kaiho Republic, said: “Creating a series with such a global cast, and production teams from countries as different as Finland and Chile, of course, had its challenges. But the amazing story that we are telling brought everyone together and the input of such a culturally diverse creative group really aided us in bringing this extraordinary series of events back to life.”