European Co-Pro for Mockumentary Series


Eccho Rights has entered into a co-production with Tellux Film in Germany, Indiana Production in Italy and Born Wild from the U.K. to develop One Euro Village, an original mockumentary series.

Created by Born Wild’s founder Anthony Alleyne, with co-writer Matteo Berdini, One Euro Village follows events in a small, provincial Italian town that draws an influx of holiday home developers after it announces the sale of its dilapidated housing stock for €1 each. The problem is, a clerical error results in all the new homeowners coming from German-speaking countries who don’t speak a word of Italian.

Nicola Söderlund, managing partner at Eccho Rights, said: “This is a hugely exciting project, a series that works organically as a co-production with international partners. And we are delighted to be among those collaborating in what is a new role for Eccho Rights, as co-producers.”

Adam Barth, director of co-productions, acquisitions and development, added “Eccho Rights is evolving the traditional distribution model into a more complex and participative role as a co-producer. We are aiming to provide producers with expertise in funding and packaging of series enabling them to get their shows on-air in the most efficient and financially viable way.”