Award Winning Multi-Disciplinary Production Company SUBMARINE Secures GOMORRAH Writers For Journalism Drama THE KOLLECTIVE
Gomorrah alumni Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli join new scripted series
Submarine, the award-winning multi-disciplinary production company based in Amsterdam, has secured the writing talents of Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli, both writers behind the critically acclaimed crime drama Gomorrah, for its new political thriller The Kollective. The scripted series is inspired by Submarine’s renowned feature documentary Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World (dir. Hans Pool) about citizen collective Bellingcat, which takes viewers inside the world of 21st century citizen investigative journalism.
Golden Globe-nominated screenwriter and showrunner Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli (Gomorrah, ZeroZeroZero which is in the official selection at the Venice Film Festival 2019) will jointly write the 8-part series - a fictional tale of the titular citizen journalism group seeking answers after a member dies in mysterious circumstances.
The Kollective is committed to uncovering the truth at all costs, investigating the misdeeds of governments and multinational corporations. When Kollective member Ernesto dies suspiciously in Cairo, his young friends and colleagues look into the circumstances and find themselves trapped in a plot that threatens to destroy global democracy. The fast-paced series unfolds across the globe – revealing disturbing connections between politics, fake news factories and crime from Malta to St Petersburg.
Femke Wolting, co-Founder and Managing Director of Submarine, says “We are constantly inspired by contemporary stories that have relevance for our world today. That is why we were drawn to this project as it enables us to create an entertaining contemporary spy thriller based on the amazing work of groups like Bellingcat. It’s fantastic to be joined by storytellers of Leonardo and Maddelena’s calibre to take the fascinating work of modern-day citizen investigative journalism into a fictional realm.”
Leonardo Fasoli and Maddelena Ravagli added “We love investigating what is happening in the world around us and tackling difficult questions through our work. We feel the battle for truth against fake news exploited in order to direct the public opinion is the battle for freedom in our time, a fight for the millennial generation. The Kollective explores these urgent issues through the narrative – ‘Is the truth dead? And if not, what is the price we are ready to pay in order to keep the truth alive?’”
With headquarters in Amsterdam and Los Angeles, Submarine is an award-winning production company that develops and produces feature films, scripted series, documentaries, animation and transmedia. Submarine has established itself as an innovative company, working across multiple genres and platforms, all with an international focus. The company’s upcoming projects include original scripted animation series Undone for Amazon Prime Video, drama series The Kollective, true crime series The Singh Case, and animated feature Coppelia.