Oh My Pitch: Drama Short Form Series Pitch

    1. Event Date
      Tue, Apr 9

Oh My Pitch: Drama Short Form Series Pitch

09 Apr 2019, 17:00 - 18:00

Palais des Festivals, Drama Creative Room, Palais -1
Language:
English

For the 3rd year, digital native short form drama series projects adapted for mobile consumption will be presented by skilled creators and producers spotted in Web Fests from around the world and pre-selected by a Jury of international online platforms. 

 

LIFE XP

Fired from the bookstore, Angela finds herself thrusted into a new job beta-testing the most cutting edge of virtual reality systems. The enticing idea of being a hero of her own story would be the cherry-on-top for Angela’s chance to make her mother, Meredith, proud. The never-before gamer sets out to balance the rules of her signed contract as well as her life inside and outside of the game. But the lines are blurred when Angela’s cascading failures in VR becomes a world-wide hit. Now known as the “Fail Girl”, Angela must hide her less-than-ideal global fame from her mother. Meanwhile Meredith has her own secret and Angela learns that both in reality and virtual world that people are not always who they say they are or seem to be.

Created by:  Cassandra Ebner| Written by: Cassandra Ebner| Country:  Canada

Produced by: EBNERDS Multi Media Entertainment (Canada)

 

INTERWORLD

East Germany. 1984. When 11 year old Lena´s parents disappear without a trace, she’s sent to live with her grandfather at the border between East and West. While sneaking out of the house at night, she’s startled by two transparent beings chasing each other by the train tracks. Next morning, everyone at the village school is talking about the gruesome discovery of a naked female body in the woods. Lena wants to share the ghostly experience she had the other night, but she has no idea of the deadly consequences of speaking openly. Soon after, special agents from the state security service arrive at the scene and identify the dead body: a scientist on the run. The order comes to relocate the villagers and lock down the area - but Lena believes she can prevent the coming chaos if she can find proof of the existence of a vicious shadow-being.

Created by: Ismail Şahin| Written by: Ismail Şahin| Country: Germany

Produced by MACCHIATO PICTURES (Germany)

 

IN A FOREIGN TOWN

Across the border from the world we know, there is a place that promises our secret dreams... and brings to life our hidden nightmares.

Three unsuspecting Visitors will cross the border seeking freedom from their worries, and instead become trapped in a horror tailor-made just for them: 

A power-seeking bureaucrat takes a job as the Town Manager and becomes a puppet to forces beyond his control.

A salesman pursuing success in a foreign business dealloses his manhood to the proprietor of the local lodging house.

An artist escapes to the security of a factory job and learns that the boss isn’t at all what he seems.

Welcome to The Town.

Created by: Michael Shlain| Written by: Michael Shlain| Country: USA

Produced by Butcher Bird Studios (USA)

 

HOMOSCOPE

Amane is just 30 years old when she announces to her two best friends that she wants to be free. Her decision is made: she gives herself two months to find an Algerian husband and thus have a family that will leave her in peace. But it is when she informs Mathilde, her girlfriend for 6 months, that Amane realizes that it will not be so simple...

Homoscope is based on a true story.

Created by: Margot Bernard| Written by: Margot Bernard| Country: France

Produced by Bridges-Eric Pellegrin (France)

 

CAFÉ PRIMO

Several shots were heard outside Café Primo, a local coffee-place in the suburbs of Kansas City.

Between the nervous policemen and the flickering lights of ambulances, stands a young journalist,

ready to report the little information he has received.

"Six people were found dead in Café Primo, only one person survived. The identity of the murderer,

just like his/her motive, is still left a mystery". With cautious, the reporter adds that a Muslim man in

his 50's was definitely involved. That's all he knows, that's all we know.

From then on, each episode follows the experience of a single character during the event, from the

beginning till the end, slowly revealing more information on what exactly happened: Which

mistakes were made? Who survives? Who is about to die? Who shows courage? And – who

committed the crime and Why?

Created by: Assaf Machnes| Written by: Assaf Machnes| Country: Israel

Produced by Assaf Machnes (Israel)

 

TWINKY DOO’S MAGIC WORLD

Four robbers take refuge in a warehouse after a heist gone bad at Twinky Doo’s Magic World, a

theme park for families. They have the loot, an employee of the park as hostage, but outside the Police has surrounded the place.

What they don't know is that the horror is hiding with them in the warehouse. On the posters hanging everywhere, the big face of Twinky Doo, the squirrel mascot of the park, looms over them.

A pack of plastic explosive lies inside the gang leader’s backpack, while the demons from a painful past are ready to take the toll from each one of them.

Present and past merge together, with flashes from their childhood, while scary visions start to rise from the dark.

From a negated childhood, to their shattered ideologies, to the ghosts of an armed struggle.

Created by: Francesca Detti, Alessandro Izzo| Written by: Francesca Detti, Alessandro Izzo| Country: Italy

Produced by i Licaoni Digital Studio (Italy)

Speakers

  • Adrian Garelik

    Host

      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        South & Central America
        • Argentina
      3. Speaker category
        Host

    Founder and CEO

    Flixxo

    Adrian Garelik is a film and series producer and writer from Argentina, with a deep insight into digital distribution of media. After discovering...

  • Qiang Li

    Host

      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        Asia Pacific
        • China
      3. Speaker category
        Host

    Director of Media Acquisition & Cooperation

    Alibaba Media & Entertainment Group

    Qiang Li is the director of international media acquisition and cooperation in Alibaba Media & Entertainment Group, Youku. , especially in the...

  • Arttu Nurmi

    Host

      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        Europe
        • Finland
      3. Speaker category
        Host

    Commissioner, Entertainment

    Finnish Broadcasting Company / YLE

    Arttu Nurmi is commissioner at Yle where he leads domestic content acquisitions (entertainment and comedy) to Yle TV Channels and Yle Areena VOD. He...

  • Anne Santa Maria

    Moderator

      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        Europe
        • France
      3. Speaker category
        Moderator

    Original Content Consultant

    Anne Santa Maria is a scripted content expert. She has operated within major media players such as TF1, FremantleMedia, Gaumont, Newen Group,...

  • Assaf Machnes

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        Middle East
        • Israel
      3. Speaker category
        Speaker

    Writer-director

    Assaf Machnes

    Writer-director based in Tel Aviv. Assaf's shorts won numerous awards and have been screened in festivals such as Berlinale, Venice, Locarno,...

  • Ismail Sahin

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        Europe
        • Germany
      3. Speaker category
        Speaker

    Creator/Writer

    Macchiato Pictures

    İsmail Şahin is of Turkish descent and was born on December 1975 in south Germany. İsmail grew up in a rural part of Germany. He spent most of his...

  • Alessandro Izzo

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        Europe
        • Italy
      3. Speaker category
        Speaker

    Director

    i Licaoni Digital Studio

    After IT studies Alessandro earned a degree at the International School of Comics of Florence and started working as cartoonist. Founder of i LICAONI...

  • Francesca Detti

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        Europe
        • Italy
      3. Speaker category
        Speaker

    Screenwriter

    i Licaoni Digital Studio

    Co-founder of i Licaoni Digital Studio, Francesca works as screenwriter and producer. Her most awarded production is the web series Elba – Napoleon's...

  • Eleonora Savi

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        Europe
        • Italy
      3. Speaker category
        Speaker

    Producer

    Officine Mattoli Produzioni

    After graduating at the “Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia” in Rome in 2008, Eleonora Savi works as executive producer and production manager for...

  • Eric Pellegrin

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        Europe
        • France
      3. Speaker category
        Speaker

    CEO - Producer

    Bridges

    Eric Pellegrin is the CEO and founder of Bridges, based in Paris. The company produces fiction and documentary projects. Eric’s line-up is made of...

  • Michael Shlain

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        North America
        • USA
      3. Speaker category
        Speaker

    Director, Producer

    Butcher Bird Studios

    Born in Odessa, Ukraine, Michael Shlain is a writer-director working in Los Angeles. Trained as an actor, he began his professional career as a...

  • Zach Feldberg

    Host

      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        North America
        • Canada
      3. Speaker category
        Host

    Digital Originals

    CBC

    With over a decade of experience pioneering the intersection of TV and digital, Zach Feldberg has navigated the content business from many different...

  • Tom Schembri

    Host

      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        North America
        • USA
      3. Speaker category
        Host

    Creative Executive

    Blackpills

    After starting out as a journalist at Buzzfeed and Bangumi Prod (Le Petit Journal, Le Supplément), Tom Schembri transitioned to documentary film...

  • Cassandra Ebner

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        North America
        • Canada
      3. Speaker category
        Speaker

    Executive Producer/Writer

    EBNERDS Multi Media Entertainment

    Cassandra has been involved in front of and behind the camera for over 12 years. With her experience as an Actress, Stunt Performer, Writer, Editor...

  • Irma Leong

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        North America
        • Canada
      3. Speaker category
        Speaker

    Producer

    EBNERDS Multi Media Entertainment

    Irma has worked on various feature films and television shows as a Stunt Coordinator/Stunt Performer. With multi-business ventures and 16 years of...

  • Trevor Addie

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        North America
        • Canada
      3. Speaker category
        Speaker

    Producer/Director

    EBNERDS Multi Media Entertainment

    Trevor has been in Film and Television for almost 18 years, his experience as a Stunt Performer/Coordinator gives him a unique insight into the...

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