Global independent content distributor GoQuest Media has acquired several dramas from Europe.
The deals finalised gives GoQuest Media distribution rights to Secrets of the Grapevine from Serbian telecommunications and cable TV operator Telekom Srbija, Crazy in Love from Polish broadcaster TVN, Still Waters from Estonian pubcaster ERR, and Sacrificiul (Sacrificial) from Romanian production company Dream Film Production.
Winner of the Most Viewed Series at the 11th International Drama and Series Festival FEDIS 2021 (Belgrade), Secrets of the Grapevine (72 x 50’) produced by MetRo Productions for Telekom Srbija, is a romantic drama that follows the incredible story of two winemaking families – the Tomovics and Smiljanics. The intimate saga of the feuding families is rapt with devastating secrets, long-lost love, and heartbreak. Former lovers Vuk Tomovic and Vera Smiljanic rekindle their romance after twenty years but they must make great sacrifices to realize a passion project they had dreamt of together a long time ago.
The telenovela Crazy in Love (260 x 22’) which originally aired on TVN 7 is an entangled story of holiday love. Piotr Nowak accidentally meets Joanna Popiel ten years after a holiday romance when she opens a veterinary office in the same building as his dental practice. Will Piotr choose youthful love or stay with high school sweetheart and ambitious partner Sylwia Witos? Or will the holiday lovers fall crazy in love again?
Still Waters (8 x 30’), produced by Zolba Productions for ERR follows teenager Marianne as she arrives at a new bilingual school far from the capital city. She finds herself being blackmailed when someone launches an online smearing and digital bullying campaign against her. As the events spiral into maddening terror threatening to destroy her fragile friendships and new stepfamily, Marianne has to find out who her friends and enemies really are and fight back with all means necessary.
Broadcast on Romania’s free-to-air television network, Antena 1, owned by Antena TV Group and part of the Intact Media Group, the drama Sacrificiul (100 x 45’) revolves around the extraordinary stories of three sisters who were separated and were only reunited years later by the fortuitous connection of their children.
Commenting on the deal Akshit Sandhu, Manager – Acquisitions at GoQuest Media said, “We’re so pleased to continue our partnership with Telekom Srbija and ERR and build a new one with TVN and Dream Film Production. These gripping series enjoyed high ratings and found great popularity with their local audiences, and we believe that these evergreen themes and performances will appeal to international audiences too.”