Yari Torres, VP for Latin America at All3Media International, will attend the event to showcase the group’s latest productions, including scripted series and entertainment formats.
Leading independent distributor All3Media International is set to showcase a range of titles at this year’s LA Screenings with the distributor’s new VP of Latin America, Yari Torres, set to attend the market and present to clients across the region.
Torres commented: “I’m thrilled to be representing All3Media International’s high-quality, multi-genre slate at the LA Screenings. It’s incredibly exciting to take this brilliant, diverse line-up to clients and discover great international partnerships for our content.”
First up are two contemporary thrillers, Witness Number 3 and The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe, both produced by the acclaimed team at Story Films. Witness Number 3 is a taut, chilling thriller that follows Jodie, a woman thrown into the frontline of gang warfare after she unknowingly witnesses a murder and finds herself in the centre of a fight to bring down a terrifying campaign of intimidation for her silence.
Also from Story Films is the ratings-winning, stranger-than-fiction true-crime drama The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe, which tells the story of Anne and John Darwin, the couple who deceived the world, their family and friends after John faked his death to claim life insurance and avoid bankruptcy.
Torres commented: “Story Films continue to produce utterly compelling, high-quality dramas. Witness Number 3 is a masterclass in bone-chilling tension. Featuring a magnetic central performance from The Feed’s Nina Toussaint-White it will have audiences on the edge of their seat. The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe is a totally captivating drama, offering a fresh take on the traditional true-crime narrative. Led by transformative performances from BAFTA winner Monica Dolan as Anne and Eddie Marsan as John, it is brought to life by Chris Lang’s poignant, humorous and insightful script.”
All3Media International is also set to showcase the explosively entertaining series The Tourist, led by Jamie Dornan and created by the Emmy-winning producers Jack and Harry Williams. Dornan stars as The Man, an enigmatic character, who after an epic car chase in the Australian outback wakes up in hospital, hurt, but alive and with no idea of who he is. Forced on a surprising, brutal, and often funny journey of self-discovery, he must unlock the secrets of his identity and stay one step ahead of the people trying to kill him.
The impressive cast also includes Danielle Macdonald (Dumplin’, Unbelievable), Shalom Brune-Franklin (Line of Duty, Roadkill), Damon Herriman (Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Missing, The Widow) and Alex Dimitriades (Total Control, The Cry). A second series has been commissioned.
Also featuring in the scripted showcase is the six-part thriller Close To Me, starring Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman, Gladiator) and Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who, Thor: The Dark World). Based on Amanda Reynolds’ bestselling novel, the series follows Jo (Connie Nielsen), a woman who seems to have it all; a beautiful house, a loving husband and two grown-up children. But after an accident, Jo suffers memory loss and finds she has forgotten the last year. With a growing sense of unease around those closest to her, she must play detective in her own life and piece together what really happened the night of the accident.
Torres commented: “With gripping plots, smart storytelling and the star power of Jamie Dornan, Connie Nielsen and Christopher Eccleston, audiences across the region will be captivated by these dazzling thrillers.”
The distributor will also be presenting the multi-award-winning scripted format Shameless. Created by Company Pictures, Shameless follows the rollercoaster lives of a growing, unconventional family living in a run-down housing estate. With their estranged father having more children every year, this unique family unit must use wit, humour and occasionally crime to survive. Created by Emmy-winning screenwriter Paul Abbott, the format has been adapted across multiple territories, including the U.S. where it ran for 11 seasons and won 4 Emmys.
New to All3Media International’s non-scripted slate is Studio Ramsay’s culinary business competition Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars. World-famous chef Gordon Ramsay is on the hunt for the most exciting and innovative food and drink entrepreneurs and is prepared to back the winner with a life-changing investment. Competing entrepreneurs have big ambitions for their unique food ideas, including mussel popcorn, apple cider vinegar tonics, bottled Indian sauces and zero waste restaurants but their success depends on how they manage over 8 weeks of extensive and extreme culinary and physical challenges. From cliff jumping, delivering hot meals at 1000ft in the air to foraging to create a feast, who will have the raw ingredients to succeed, survive and win? Also available as a format, FOX has recently commissioned the series for U.S. audiences.
“Audiences across the region love Gordon Ramsay’s high-drama, enormously entertaining series and we are sure that this latest series will hold huge appeal for clients and their audiences,” Torres shared.
A raft of proven and fresh formats are also available from All3Media International’s catalogue, including ShinAwil’s primetime family-friendly gameshow Last Singer Standing and Lion TV’s multi-Emmy-winning Cash Cab which gives members of the public the surprise chance to win a small fortune on their cab ride.
Torres commented: “From the ultimate combination of talent and tactics in Last Singer Standing, to the simple, engaging and affordable Cash Cab’, these established and new formats offer universally entertaining, family-friendly and easily adaptable content for buyers across the region.”