First Hand Films announces pre-sales for Fukushima documentary ‘Beyond the Wave’

Swiss-based distributor also finalises co-production deals with NHK, BBC and IKON.


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Beyond the Wave documentary on Fukushima

Switzerland – International distributor First Hand Films has finalised co-production deals and pre-sales with broadcasters on documentary film Beyond the Wave.

First Hand Films has finalised co-production agreements with NHK (Japan), BBC (UK) and IKON (The Netherlands) who join WDR Cologne as co-production partners. First Hand Films has also signed pre-sales with SVT (Sweden), YES (Israel) and Knowledge Network (Canada) and is in negotiations with other broadcasters.

“This project involves an extraordinary blend of partners that allows for the delivery of a personal story to reach and touch an international audience. The devastation felt by the people post tsunami is still very much alive, even though this is no longer in the headlines. Beyond the Wave has generated a substantial amount of interest, and it is indeed exceptional to have so many partners on-board at such an early stage. We look forward to making further announcements over the coming months,” said Esther van Messel, CEO, First Hand Films.



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