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Federation Studios picks up distribution rights to THE MORNING AFTER

A 8×30’ drama series produced by Paradoxal and Both Worlds

Cannes, April 9th, 2024

Federation Studios is bringing to Miptv THE MORNING AFTER (8 X 30′), a comedy drama series produced by Paradoxal and Both Worlds with SWR – ARD FabFiction and Prime Video Africa.  The series will premiere in sub-saharan Africa on Prime Video and in Germany on ARD’s SVOD service Mediatek.

The series stars award winning up and comer British actress Amara Okereke (The Lost Lands, Red Rose) and young local ensemble talent including Gaosi Raditholo, Carmen Pretorius, Richard Gau, Tarryn Wyngaard and Danica Jones.

With plenty of humor and a touch of sexiness, THE MORNING AFTER tackles the very universal and topical subjects of addictions, personal relationships, and creating a life of your own.When 25-year-old Birmingham party-girl Nina Morgan wakes up naked on a beach in sunny Cape Town, South Africa, about 6000 miles from home and with all of her stuff missing, it’s clear things haven’t gone to plan. A bunch of young and eccentric local misfits who share a cottage by the beach quickly rescue her from that immediate predicament and help her exact revenge on the asshole who did this to her, but ultimately Nina’s going to have to be the one to rescue herself from herself. Each episode of the series starts «the morning after », with a bombshell moment, then steps back to discover how our characters ended up here.

THE MORNING AFTER is produced by Paris based Paradoxal and Cape Town based Both Worlds Pictures. Created by Thierry Cassuto and Karen Jeynes, the series is directed by Cindy Lee (Girls of St Agnes, Desert Rose) and Karen Jeynes (Recipes for Love and Murder), with executive producers Rémy Jacquelin for Paradoxal, and Thierry Cassuto, Karen Jeynes and Thato Cassuto for twice International Emmy Awards nominated Both Worlds Pictures.  It is produced with the support of the South African Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC), and with Natixis-Coficiné providing cash flow finance. The eight-part TV series was filmed in Cape Town South Africa and vicinity.

About Federation Studios

Run by founder Pascal Breton and co-led by Lionel Uzan and Marco Chimenz, Federation Studios heralds a new breed of independent European studios, focusing on the creation, production,

financing and distribution of high-quality original productions for the global marketplace. Federation Studios works with the best worldwide talents and partners on the scene today to create a strong distribution portfolio as well as an array of premium international productions.

Ten years after its creation, the group federates 35 production companies located in Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Madrid, London, Berlin, Cologne and Tel-Aviv.

Active in the drama, kids & family, documentary and cinema space, Federation co-finances projects in the early stages and accompanies partners in their specific production needs throughout the entire creative process. The strong distribution arm of the company has been building up a rich lineup, mixing in-house and third-party premium content. Its portfolio includes major award-winning and international successes.

About Both Worlds:

Both Worlds Pictures is a South African film, television and digital production company with a proven track record of producing premium content for African and global audiences since 1998, including comedy, drama, animation, live events, game-shows, documentaries and feature films for leading local and international partners. Some of the company’s most successful productions include the twice International Emmy nominated satirical puppet news show ZANews (a.k.a Puppet Nation); the “sunshine noir” murder mystery Recipes for Love and Murder starring Maria Doyle Kennedy,now in production of its second season, and The Morning After, an 8 half-hour comedy drama starring up-and-comer Amara Okereke . Both Worlds’ productions have been recognized by two nominations at the International Emmy Awards, 27 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS), 10 IAB Bookmarks, 2 WGSA Muse Awards, the Financial Mail Newsmaker of the Year Award and Best First Feature at the Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival.

About Paradoxal:

Founded in 2019 by Rémy Jacquelin (formerly Senior Vice-President Sales and Acquisitions at TF1 and Gaumont’s Director of International Sales), Paris-based Paradoxal is a company that specialises in the development, financing, packaging, coproduction and production of high-end programming for European broadcasters and international platforms. The company helped finance and coproduced Both Worlds’ Recipes for Love and Murder season 1 and2 starring Maria Doyle Kennedy,  award-winning documentary feature film Africa & I as well as comedy drama The Morning After.

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