The Letter For The King

The Letter for the King, based on the classic Dutch book by Tonke Dragt, has been greenlit as a Netflix Orginal for their family & kids division. Will Davies (“How to Train Your Dragon”, "Puss in Boots” ) has adapted the novel for the SVOD service, and will executive produce alongside Paul Trijbits (“Saving Mr. Banks”). Chris Clark is the series producer. The series will shoot on location in New Zealand and Czech with production getting underway this fall.

Tonke Dragt’s medieval adventure novel was first published in 1962. Combining elements of classic fairy tales and legend, it has since been published in 25 languages, sold over a million copies, and won numerous awards including the only once awarded Griffel of Griffels. This classic medieval adventure novel, its universal themes and Tonke Dragt’s compelling style of storytelling continues to enthral readers of all ages. The Letter for the King was first published in 1962, translated in over 25 languages and honoured with the Best Children Book Prize and the only one awarded the Griffel of Griffels for Best Children's Book of All Time. In 2014, the book was translated into English and published by Pushkin Press in the U.K. to great critical acclaim.

Set across three kingdoms, the story follows a teenage squire, Tiuri, who embarks on a perilous mission to deliver a secret letter to the king. The task takes him on an epic and dangerous adventure as the fate of the kingdom lies on his shoulders.

Netflix will launch the series across its global footprint, adding to its growing roster of kids and family original shows. It is the first time a Dutch book will be adapted as an original series for the streaming service FilmWave acquired the rights to the property from Amsterdam-based publishing house Leopold.

Sing Street

In 1980s Dublin, 14-year-old Conor is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious and über-cool Raphina, and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. Calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group dedicates their time to writing lyrics and shooting videos

"Like a great pop song, this film is over much too soon."

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"Sing Street is a delightful coming-of-age tale"

Rupert Hawksley, The Telegraph

"A heart-melting adolescent romance that gives teenage garage bands everywhere a better name."

Guy Lodge, Variety

Every Day

Based on David Levithan's acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Every Day tells the story of 16-year old Rhiannon (Angourie Rice) falling in love with a mysterious soul named “A”, who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and "A" work each day to find each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. The more the two fall in love, the more the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours takes a toll, leaving Rhiannon and A to face the hardest decision either has ever had to make.

"This captivating, thoughtful fantasy is like a teenaged Groundhog Day or Spike Jonze’s Her – just go with it"

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"At a time in Hollywood culture where audiences are demanding more diversity and representation from creators, 'Every Day' takes a high-concept romance to new levels."

Kim Renro, Insider

"“Every Day,” an adaptation of David Levithan’s 2012 young-adult novel, marks a surprisingly original entry in the genre of fanciful mismatched love story."

Owen Gleiberman, Variety

"'Every Day' is your new YA movie obsession"

Brian Truitt, USA Today

Alone In Berlin

Berlin 1940. The city is paralyzed by fear. Otto and Anna Quangel are a working class couple living in a shabby apartment block trying, like everyone else, to stay out of trouble under Nazi rule. But when their only child is killed fighting at the front, their loss drives them to an extraordinary act of resistance. They start to drop anonymous postcards all over the city attacking Hitler and his regime. If caught, it means certain execution.

Soon their campaign comes to the attention of the Gestapo inspector Escherich and a murderous game of cat-and-mouse begins. But the game serves only to strengthen Otto and Anna's sense of purpose and a renewed love for each other. Slowly their drab lives and marriage are transformed as they unite in their quiet but profound rebellion...

Over 60 years after its initial publication, Hans Fallada's novel, written directly after the Second World War, became a worldwide bestseller. Based on a true story, the powerful and redemptive novel was described by Primo Levi as "the greatest book ever written about German resistance to the Nazis."

"Gleeson’s performance in “Alone in Berlin” ranks with some of the best work he’s ever done."

Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun Times

Brimstone

A triumphant epic of survival set in the searing wilds of the Badlands, the menacing inferno of the old American West.

A tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth.

Our heroine is Liz, carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher - a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis. But Liz is a genuine survivor, she's no victim - a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and er daughter deserve.

Fear not. Retribution is coming.

"Brimstone is raw and very powerful filmmaking"

Geoffrey Macnab, Independent

"One of the most visceral and intense western thrillers of all time."

Ben Read, The Hollywood News

Streets Of Darkness

It’s 17 years after the Bradford riots in 2001 and ex BNP leader Lucas Dwight is released from prison. Mere days after, the biggest Asian festival in Bradford is set to take place and recently elected Muslim MP, Shakheel Ahmed is found murdered. Charged with the task of using his unique detective methods to find the killer, recently suspended Sikh DI Harry Virdee has 24 hours to traverse Bradford’s criminal underworld and figure out whether Dwight is the culprit or whether something far more sinister is at play before simmering racial tension threatens to tear the city apart once again.

As much a sociopolitical commentary as an exploration of a crime, STREETS OF DARKNESS based on author A.A Dhand's critically acclaimed crime thriller, vividly evokes the dark underworld of contemporary Bradford and sheds light on a relatively unknown landscape.