First Hand closes ZDF, NHK deals

Factual specialist First Hand Films has secured a batch of deals, including selling a one-off doc about a Holocaust survivor to Germany’s ZDF.

The 1x50mins Dark Side follows a father who took revenge after surviving the Holocaust during Worls War II.

Elsewhere, First Hand sold And Who Taught You to Drive to RTS in French-speaking Switzerland; Death a Series About Life to Estonian TV, Globosat in Brazil, DR in Denmark and TVP in Poland among others; and Match Made in Heaven to ORF in Austria and TVP.

The 10x26mins Contact has gone to DR, TVP and Globosat, with the latter also taking 1711 Videos – Trespassing Bergman.

VPRO in the Netherlands, meanwhile, acquired Leila Killed.