Thailand’s first international English-language TV series to launch at MIPCOM
15th October 2018, Cannes/Hong Kong/Bangkok: Lightning International today announces their agreement with Commercial Films Siam to become the exclusive distributor (except China) for Thailand’s first English-language TV series. ‘Eullenia’ from Commercial Films Siam is a psychological thriller tackling timely issues of wealth, power, and abuse in developing countries.
Alec Newman (‘Strike Back’, ‘Dune’, ‘Children of Dune’) stars as Marcus Hammond, a tycoon banker who establishes a financial base in Asia, but whose financial prowess hides a dark purpose. Co-starring is Vithaya Pansringarm, Thailand’s most famous actor (‘The Meg’, ‘Only God Forgives’ ‘The Hangover II’)
‘Eullenia’ premiered at SeriesFest in Denver, and has since won a number of international festival awards.
James Ross, CEO of Lightning International, said,“’Eullenia’ is a great example of the skills and talents that have developed in Asia, and marks the first time that a series from Thailand has been produced in English language for the international market.”
Director Paul Spurrier (P, The Forest) said, “There is a global hunger for television drama that tackles contemporary issues, and Thailand provided a rich environment in which to set a story that is exotic and exciting while at the same time exposing the dark truth of international power.”
LIGHTNING INTERNATIONAL will represent EULLENIA (6 x 60’) at MIPCOM Stand P3.B16
We’ve probably all wondered what special ambition, ruthlessness and dedication motivates the super-rich. Marcus Hammond’s absolute desire for control, power and domination has raised him to become the head of a multi-billion finance company, EULLENIA. But it has also created a monster, who sees human life as just another commodity to be traded. ‘Eullenia’ reveals the rise of his empire, and his personal descent into the depths of evil. His unstoppable power is beyond the control of law and authority. But one innocent girl threatens to destroy him.
About Lightning International:
LIGHTNING INTERNATIONAL is a TV channel, programme and format distributor headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices in London, Sydney and Tokyo. The company currently represents content from around the world including Rannoch (Canada), Bravevision (Australia) HJ Production (Indonesia), Phoenix (UK), RTHK (Hong Kong), TRACE (France), Creative Media Partners (UK), Lagardere (France), The Group Entertainment (Singapore), Cinevision Global (U.S), Shanghai Media Group (China), and others.
About Commercial Films Siam:
COMMERCIAL FILMS SIAM was established by British-born filmmaker Paul Spurrier to develop film and television productions in South East Asia. Its previous productions ‘P’ and ‘The Forest’ have gained international festival success and worldwide distribution. ‘Eullenia’ was created through partnership with US producer David Cluck, and from Executive Vice President of Warner Bros, Jeffrey Calman.