Synchronicity Films

Cineflix Rights signs financing & development deal with Dragonet and Synchronicity

UK distributor Cineflix Rights has signed a development and financing deal with Scotland’s Synchronicity Films and Australia’s Dragonet Films to develop a drama series based on Shankari Chandran’s novel Song Of The Sun God. The London-based company has joined the 6 x 60-minute project as a creative and financing partner and has taken first option […]

Synchronicity & Wild Sheep partner on YA adaptation ‘One Word Kill’

Scottish prodco Synchronicity Films and LA-based Wild Sheep are co-producing an adaptation of British-American fantasy writer Mark Lawrence’s young adult novel trilogy, One Word Kill. Get Even creator and showrunner Holly Phillips will adapt the books into a returnable series, with the story following 15-year-old genius Nick Hayes, whose life turns upside down after he […]

Round-up: ‘Sommerdahl Murders’ extended; HGTV explores ‘Cash In The Attic’; Rainmaker & Little Hat develop ‘Bone Season’

Sommerdahl Murders extended ZDF and NDF in Germany, along with Danish broadcaster TV2, are returning to crime drama The Sommerdahl Murders. The show’s third season will start production this May and premiere early 2022, with TV4 Sweden, TV2 Norway and NPO Netherlands striking pre-buy deals. The show is from Dynamic Television, which co-produces with ZDF, NDF, Sequoia Global Alliance […]

Scotland’s Synchronicity Films to adapt Graeme Armstrong’s ‘The Young Team’

The Cry producer Synchronicity Films has optioned the rights to author Graeme Armstrong’s 2020 debut novel The Young Team and is developing it as a scripted series. Adrian McDowall (The Last Czars) will direct the adaptation, with Ben Tagoe attached to write and Armstrong acting as a consultant on the project. Inspired by Armstrong’s personal […]

Compact Pictures hires Synchronicity’s Laura McBride for expansion

Scottish producer Compact Pictures has appointed Synchronicity Films’ Laura McBride as part of the company’s plans to launch two new businesses. Compact, which was founded by writer/director John McKay (Life On Mars, Katy), is expanding to create feature-focused Compact Films and TV-skewing Compact Vibe, which will develop and create a range of young adult and genre series […]

News round-up: Hulu orders ‘Wild Rabbit’; Synchronicity to adapt ‘Mayflies’; Flame inks South Korea and China factual deals

Hulu orders ‘Wild Rabbit’  Hulu has commissioned a one-hour drama from Chambers writer Randy McKinnon, to be produced by Fremantle and Passenger, in association with 20th Television. Wild Rabbit will be directed and executive produced by Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters And Men, Top Boy) and is described as a love story exploring perseverance, passion, and […]

UK’s Synchronicity Films appoints Deanne Cunningham to head development

Glasgow-based production company Synchronicity Films has appointed Deanne Cunningham as head of development. In her new role, Cunningham will oversee the company’s UK slate, as well as taking on the role of executive producer across select shows in production. She will also spearhead the development of a range of projects on Synchronicity’s slate including horror […]

‘The Cry’ prodco Synchronicity hires BBC alum to lead new Australia arm

Scottish producer Synchronicity Films is launching an Australia-based division and has hired a former BBC drama exec to head it up, with its first project an adaptation of a novel by the author behind The Cry. Synchronicity Australia will be based out of Melbourne and is to be headed by former BBC drama development producer […]

DRG strikes first deal with BritBox

Distributor DRG has struck a deal with BritBox covering a package of British drama and comedy titles. The new ITV and BBC-owned streaming service has acquired three series of award-winning comedy Detectorists (19×30-mins), which is available to view now. Later this week, on 23rd January, BritBox will premiere Synchronicity Films drama The Cry (4×60-mins), starring […]