Our growing drama business was further boosted today with the announcement of an exclusive distribution deal with boutique drama indie Synchronicity Films.
Synchronicity Films is owned and run by creative director and managing director, Claire Mundell. A former executive producer in BBC Drama and head of CBBC Scotland, Claire has originated, produced and executive produced a wide variety of programming during her career and has won a number of awards, including two BAFTAs and a Royal Television Society Award. Synchronicity’s focus is on finding, developing and producing high-end, prestigious and returnable TV drama series, using both original material and book adaptations.
Synchronicity has an impressive and ambitious slate of programming in development, including The Cry, a six-part series based on Helen Fitzgerald’s best-selling book of the same name. The series, which has been in development with BBC Drama, is a gripping, domestic-set psychological thriller that plays upon the deepest fears of parents, telling the story of what happens when a baby goes missing in a sleepy Australian holiday town. Jacquelin Perske (The Secret Life of Us, Spirited) has adapted the book.
In addition, funded development has begun on two of Synchronicity’s recent book options: The 2016 Man Booker Prize shortlisted His Bloody Project, a period thriller by high-profile author Graeme Macrae Burnet, and The Body, a tense high-concept drama from award-winning novelist Hanif Kureishi. The Body will be adapted for the screen by Robert Murphy (DCI Banks, Vera).