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OneGate Media lands distribution rights for Isolated

October 10, 2023

OneGate Media has secured worldwide distribution rights for the drama series, Isolated (8×45’). The series will be featured on OneGate Media’s varied slate for MIPCOM this year.

Set on the eerie Utö Island, the series begins on a typical day, where the local residents of the island await the arrival of the weekly ferry from the mainland.

As the ferry disappears over the horizon, a piercing sound causes the island’s rats and birds to flee. Minutes later the island’s electricity and water supplies fail, along with the radios and telephones, until all contact with the outside world is cut off.

The only sailboat in the area is sent to find help but disappears enroute. Realising that they are stranded, the islanders are overcome with fear.

Isolated combines the setting of the intimidating enormity of the Baltic Sea, notorious for its shipwrecks and mysterious electromagnetic fields, with the gripping stories of each character. The series draws audiences into the claustrophobic atmosphere, as the island’s civilians are plummeted into the fear of the unknown.

OneGate Media will screen the first episode of Isolated at MIPCOM next month, with the series set to air in 2024.

Isolated is produced by Oskari Huttu, Head of Drama at Lucy Loves Drama (My Husband’s Wife), alongside Marko Antila and Mikko Räisänen.

Tania Reichert-Facilides, Managing Director of OneGate Media commented: “We are delighted to be expanding our partnership with the brilliant Lucy Loves Drama team, following our collaboration on their hugely popular series, My Husband’s Wife. They consistently create outstanding and entertaining content for wide audiences, and we’re pleased to introduce Isolated as part of our slate at MIPCOM this year”.

Oskari Huttu at Lucy Loves Drama added: “We shot the majority of the series in the real location of Utö island, which is a remote and hard-to-reach island in the Baltic sea. In many ways this was challenging, but the outcome was a retreat-kind-of experience in the unique scenery for the whole cast and crew. And I believe this can be seen in the production value of the series. I’m so thrilled that we can now introduce the series for the international market, with the magnificent OneGate Media team!”

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