Flemish drama series Cordon has been awarded the prize for Best Photography at the first edition of Telas, the São Paulo International TV Festival, in Brazil (7-14 November). DOP of Cordon was Christophe Nuyens, who previously worked on series such as Deadline 14/10, Deadline 25/5 and Code 37. In addition to Cordon, the festival also presented two other Eyeworks productions: Home Grown and De Ridder.

CordonCordon was shown as part of the Festival’s International Spectrum, presenting a range of fiction and documentary series from 16 countries, also including Eyeworks’s Home Grown, a tragicomic series about a dysfunctional family looking for solutions to their problems in unexpected places.

In Cordon, the centre of Antwerp is sealed off from the outside world due to the outbreak of a highly contagious and deadly virus. Main roles are portrayed by Veerle Baetens (The Broken Circle Breakdown), Johan Van Assche (The Divine Monster) and Wouter Hendrickx (Oxygen, The Misfortunates).

Following a partnership between Telas and the prestigious Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA) in Biarritz, Flemish crime series De Ridder, which focuses on an ambitious young public prosecutor, also screened in São Paulo.

Gunter Schmid and Peter Bouckaert produced Cordon for Eyeworks Belgium (The Divine Monster, Missing Persons Unit). Tim Mielants directed the series, based on an original script by Carl Joos. Cordon received support from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund/Media Fund of Flemish Minister of Media Sven Gatz.

Published on Tuesday 18 November 2014

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