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Finnish-Chilean Co-Pro Invisible Heroes Heads to Spain


Eccho Rights has inked a new deal for the Finnish-Chilean co-production Invisible Heroes in Spain, where the series will be available on the local OTT platform Filmin.

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. The series was commissioned in a collaboration between the Finnish broadcaster YLE and Chilevisión, with a successful run in Finland this spring and an upcoming launch this fall in Chile.

Nicola Söderlund, managing partner at Eccho Rights, said: “Nearly 50 years after these astonishing events took place, this incredible story has finally been told and is connecting with audiences worldwide. We are proud to represent this organic and unprecedented co-production that continues to win prestigious awards and critical praise around the world.”

About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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