Thunderbird Films & Daro Film Distribution ink worldwide deals for 2 series

MUMBAI:Thunderbird Films and Daro Film Distribution today announced they have picked up worldwide distribution rights for the mini series Dragon Boys and the youth drama Edgemont.Making its worldwide premiere at Mipcom, Dragon Boys is a thriller set in the world of Asian gangs and organized crime on the West Coast of Canada. Based on detailed research, the drama follows a Chinese-Canadian police detective and an immigrant family as they confront a deadly threat from Asian organized crime. The four hour mini series was recently nominated for nine Gemini awards in Canada, including Best Mini Series.

"We are very proud of Dragon Boys and Edgemont because of the quality of these productions. Dragon Boys is exceptional in that is was able to achieve a combination of high level writing, direction and performances from people at the top of their professional game," said Omni Film Productions president and executive producer Michael Chechik.

The two companies also picked up the half-hour teen drama Edgemont.Starring Kristen Kreuk, the series explores the vividly real world of high school life. From jocks and misfits, to the dreamers and girl-next-door, Edgemont chronicles all the characters known to populate school hallways, as they tackle the challenges of growing up.

"This is the seventh project that we have done with Daro in the past 18 months and we are deeply impressed with their expertise and professionalism. Daro really knows how to sell," said Thunderbird Films president Michael Shepard.

"Edgemont, already a proven winner in North America, stands out with strong writing and showcases a terrific group of young actors. I‘m delighted that these productions will receive exposure to international audiences. They really do deserve success," added Chechik.

Both Dragon Boys and Edgemont were produced by Vancouver-based Omni Film Productions Limited Led by industry veteran, Michael Chechik Omni. For 26 years Omni Film has produced over 200 hours of documentaries and series across various genres. Together with sister companies Water Street Pictures and Water Street Releasing, Omni is a complete film and television production and distribution entity. A few shows currently in production are West Coast Tsunami, a two-hour documentary for CBC; Robson Arms (season three), the critically acclaimed dramatic comedy series for CTV; and She‘s Crafty a hip new craft series for HGTV.

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