Blackpills, a Paris-based digital entertainment media service, has acquired pan-European rights to “Cold,” a premium short-form series which played at this year’s Berlin Film Festival.
Created by filmmaker and video blogger Emily Diana Ruth and starring Annalise Basso (“Captain Fantastic”), “Cold” previously earned two Streamy Awards nomination and won one for best drama series. “Cold” was produced by New Form, a leading digital entertainment studio.
“Cold” follows the story of 16-year-old Isla Wallis who receives the shock of her life when she discovers that her real father is in prison for killing the mother she never knew. Furious at having been lied to, Isla runs away to the remote mining town where she was born. There, she learns about a series of horrific murders of First Nation women that may be tied to her mother’s death.
“We are really excited to bring this ambitious, female-driven thriller to our audience,” said Patrick Holzman, CEO of blackpills. “A binge-worthy project from a talented newcomer featuring leading film & television talent, Cold perfectly embodies our promise to offer millennials strong short-form digital content with ambitious storylines and great execution.”
Keren Shahar, COO and president of distribution at Keshet International, said “‘Cold’ is a gripping, high quality youth drama which is both edgy and addictive – ideal for new platforms which are looking to build their brand and a loyal audience in the exploding digital space as well as offering broadcasters the option of stitching episodes together to suit their schedules.”