CANNESERIES Festival announced on Tuesday morning that UNDERCOVER
will be part of the official selection in Cannes next April!.
Paris, March 15th 2018
FEDERATION ENTERTAINMENT has recently acquired the worldwide distribution rights to UNDERCOVER. Undercover is a 10 X 50’ Flemish crime/thriller fiction-series. Inspired by several real life events, UNDERCOVER unites a group of unique, fictional characters amidst a backdrop of the Flanders province of Limburg’s growing reputation as a Mecca of synthetic drugs.
One of the largest ecstasy producers in the world, Ferry Bouman, lives a charmed life in his chalet on the Dutch-Belgian border. But things start to change when two undercover agents move into his territory, attempt to infiltrate Bouman’s life and shut down his network.
UNDERCOVER is produced by De Mensen, the largest independent audiovisual production company in Belgium, for the Belgian broadcaster VRT. The series was co-produced and /or co-financed by international partners such as VRT, NETFLIX, ZDF, Proximus, Federation Entertainment, Dutch FilmWorks, Good Friends, Gardner and Domm, Gallop Tax Shelter and the Belgian tax shelter.
The series stars Tom Waes (New Texas, The Memory of a Killer, Difficult Destinations) and Anna Drijver (Love Life, Bride Flight, Loft),as undercover agents Bob Lemmens and Kim De Rooij. For a year and a half, they have gone undercover as a couple to gain the trust of a ecstasy producer and his wife: Dutchman Ferry Bouman is one of the largest ecstasy producers in the world. The man has a posh property in a green, residential zone in Belgium.
Yet he is never happier than when he's in his chalet at the nearby local trailer park … The Belgian and Dutch police join forces and set up their two best undercover agents in a caravan right next to the drug lord and his family. Cosy perhaps, but fraught with danger!
FEDERATION ENTERTAINMENT holds worldwide rights to the series that will be launched during Miptv in Cannes next month. Screening of the first episode during CANNESERIES Festival will be on April 10th at 7.15pm in the Auditorium Lumière.
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Based both in Paris and Los Angeles, Federation Entertainment has quickly established itself as top indie European studio. Its model of development, production, distribution and maketing is at the service of premium original contents specifically designed for global marketplace. Created and launched in 2013 by president Pascal Breton, Federation is co-headed by Lionel Uzan, CEO, and by the founders David Michel (head of Cottonwood Media, the Kids company of the group), Stephane Sperry and Serge Hayat. Thierry Sorel joined the team by the end of 2016 as head of Drama.
Federation Entertainment has established exclusive partnerships with key producers and showrunners leading to prestigious productions, such as : Le Bureau des Légendes (40 X 52’, a coproduction TOP – Les Oligarchs Productions / Federation for CANAL+ Création Originale), Marseille (16 X 52’, a Netflix Original series produced by Federation) ; The break (20 X 52’, produced by Helicotronc and RTBF) ; Bordertown (21 X 52’, a Scandinavian thriller produced by Fisher King and Federation) ; Hostages (22 X 45’, an Israelian thriller coproduced by Yezirah Ivrit and Federation) ; Prémonitions (10 X 52’, a psychological thriller produced by Encore Television) ; Unit 42 (20 X 52’, a procedurale series coproduced by Left Field Ventures and RTBF, successfully broadcast by France 2 in January 2018) ; Bad Banks (6 X 52’, a German financial thriller coproduced by Letterbox Filmproduktion and Iris Productions for ZDF and Arte France) ; and One Night (10 X 26’, an innovative dramedy produced by Viafilm – Norway – for NRK).