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OneGate Media secures distribution for Lost in Fuseta

October 12, 2022

OneGate Media has secured the world distribution rights for German production company FFP New Media’s Lost in Fuseta, a new crime drama based on the bestselling novel by Grimme Award Winner Holger Karsten Schmidt.

Lost in Fuseta follows Inspector Leander Lost (Jan Krauter), a high functioning autistic police detective, who is transferred to the Portuguese fishing village of Fuseta as part of a European exchange program. Whilst there, he teams up with two local police officers, Graciana Rosado (Eva Meckbach) and Carlos Esteves (Daniel Christensen) to investigate a murder. But little do they know that their investigation will soon see them entangled in an explosive web of organized crime and corruption.

With a focus on characterization and plot, the TV film series explores the complexities of living with autism and working as a police detective, a job where things are rarely black and white. Viewers see how in some regards it can help, for example Inspector Lost has a photographic memory. But in other ways, presents challenges, such as understanding nuances or irony and developing meaningful social and emotional connections. The premiere on September 22nd had a market share of over 18% on ARD.

Lost in Fuseta is directed by Florian Baxmeyer, with Michael Smeaton, Simone Höller, Anemone Krüzner, Juliane Thevissen serving as the senior production team. The cast includes Jan Krauter, Daniel Christensen, Laura Dutra, Anton Weil, Eva Meckbach, Filipa Areosa, Adriano Carvalho, among others.

OneGate Media is the exclusive sales partner for the international distribution of the series.

Michael Smeaton, Managing Director of FFP New Media, said: “Already before shooting, Tania Reichert-Facilides was campaigning for the production of Lost in Fuseta. Her persistence led OneGate Media to license for worldwide distribution. I am proud of this and very happy that Lost in Fuseta represents the first collaboration between OneGate Media and FFP New Media.”

Tania Reichert-Facilides, Managing Director of OneGate Media GmbH, added: “Lost in Fuseta is another strong addition to our crime portfolio. Global demand for the genre has never been higher, and the great casting and the perfect transition from well-loved books into movies prove that these films will continue to have great market share not only in Germany but around the world. Congratulations to the talented team at FFP New Media for creating a standout and memorable TV movie collection.”

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