A mini-series for ARTE from acclaimed director Guillaume Nicloux

Premiering in Berlin as part of Berlinale Series


Paris, February 11, 2019

For immediate release


FEDERATION ENTERTAINMENT (Pascal Breton, Lionel Uzan) has acquired international rights to Guillaume Nicloux’s mini-series, TWICE UPON A TIME, co-produced by Unité de Production (Bruno Nahon) and Arte France. With award-winning actors Gaspard Ulliel and Freya Mavor in the leading roles.


The four one-hour episodes will be presented in Berlin on Tuesday, February 12 as part of Berlinale Series.


Guillaume Nicloux, one of the most talented filmmakers of his generation, once again amazes with his first TV mini-series, a mix of sci fi and romance.

Vincent (Gaspard Ulliel), in his thirties, dreams of winning back his ex, Louise (Freya Mavor). He’s grief-stricken and driven to despair, attempting to get over the break-up with endless partying and one-night stands – until the day a delivery man gives him a package he never ordered. A strange box…


The series stars Gaspard Ulliel (Juste la fin du monde, Cesar Award for Best Actor, 2017 ; Eva, Saint Laurent, Un long Dimanche de Fiançailles, Cesar Award for Best Emerging Actor, 2015) and Freya Mavor (Skins, Sunshine on Leith, Best Actress Nominee BAFTA Awards, 2014).


Filmed in Bordeaux and Paris, as well as London and Iceland, the mini-series is produced by Bruno Nahon, (Ainsi soient-ils, Louise Wimmer, Sparring, Razzia…) and directed by Guillaume Nicloux (Valley of Love, Cannes Film Festival Official Selection, 2015), (La Religieuse, Berlin Film Festival Official Selection, 2013); co-written by Guillaume Nicloux et Nathalie Leuthreau (Holiday, Suite Noire).

The series will air later in 2019 on Arte. FEDERATION holds worldwide rights to the series, outside Germany and German-speaking territories.


Press contact : Valérie Tailland

+33 (0)6 82 57 06 09 / valerie.tailland@fedent.com


About Federation Entertainment :

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 marketing 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 in 2016 followed by Benoit Lacombe in 2017 as COO. Ashley Stern heads the LA office.

Federation is now expanding to non-scripted content, teaming up with WeMake. Founded in June 2017 by Bouchra Réjani (former C.O.O of Shine France), WeMake focuses on the creation and the production of original, unscripted content for all platforms, in all genres.

Federation Entertainment has established exclusive partnerships with key producers and showrunners leading to prestigious productions, such as : The Bureau (40 X 52’, a coproduction TOP – The 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 Helicotronic and RTBF) ; Bordertown (31 X 52’, a Scandinavian thriller produced by Fisher King and Federation) ; Hostages (22 X 45’, an Israelian thriller coproduced by Yezirah Ivrit and Federation) ; Bad Banks (6 X 52’, a German financial thriller coproduced by Letterbox Filmproduktion and Iris Productions for ZDF and Arte France) ; One Night (10 X 26’, an innovative dramedy produced by Viafilm – Norway – for NRK) ; Undercover (10 X 50’, a thriller produced by De Mensen for VRT) ; Spitfire, a 20×52’ crime series produced by IB3 on the island of Mallorca ; Secret Enemies, (8×52′), a Finnish political thriller produced by Moskito TV ; and The Twelve (10×52′), a fascinating psychological thriller produced by Eyeworks,  launched at Mipcom 2018.

As well as Find Me In Paris (52 X 26′) the new premium live action hit for tweens coproduced by ZDF and Paris Opera dance school, and the animated series Ollie & Moon (104 X 11′) and Squish (52 X 13′), on the kids side.