CEE Screenings 2019 entry Markuss picked up by GoQuest Media #MIPCOM
Continuing to strengthen the company’s collaboration with Media Group Ukraine and its drama portfolio, GoQuest Media Ventures has acquired distribution rights for the new gripping detective series Markuss (8 x 60’), which was part of the official selection of CEE Screenings 2019.
Co-produced by TV channel Ukraine, an affiliated company of MGU, and Latvian media company Helio Media, the TV series is the first ever Ukrainian/Latvian co-production. Written by Lera Kolegayeva and Volodymyr Skyba, Markuss is directed by Anton Azarov and based on an original idea by Igor Volkov.
Markuss unravels the tragic story of the life of lonely English teacher Polina Klochko when her son Mark is kidnapped from kindergarten. The story unfolds when five years later, in a newscast, she accidentally spots Mark in the crowd. Polina resumes the search for her son with the help of ex-police officer Denis Denisov. Whilst investigating the boy’s disappearance they discover a dangerous gang that kidnaps and sells children to adoptive parents abroad. Denisov soon faces a bigger challenge and a terrible dilemma: how can he help the woman he loves to reunite with her son if the life of his only daughter is at stake?
Commenting on the deal Jimmy George, Vice President Sales & Acquisitions at GoQuest Media said, “We look forward to continuing our special relationship with Media Group Ukraine who has given us another really engrossing drama to add to our expanding catalogue. The story of Markuss is thrilling and dramatic and we believe that the series will appeal to a worldwide audience with its captivating and powerful story arch”.