Teabing OTT ‘Ransom’ Invited to Cannes International Series Festival Competition

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[서울=뉴스핌] Reporter Lee Ji-eun = Teabing’s original series ‘Ransom’ was officially invited to the feature competition section of the Cannes International Series Festival for the first time as a domestic OTT original series.

Teabing’s original series ‘Ransom’ received an official invitation to the feature competition section on the 28th (local time) with the announcement of the Cannes International Series Festival.

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[서울=뉴스핌] Reporter Lee Ji-eun = main poster of ‘The Ransom’ [사진=티빙] 2022.11.04

This work competes with 10 nominations in the feature competition category, and awards are given in five categories: Best Series, Music Award, Screenplay Award, and Actor Award.

The Cannes International Series Festival, which celebrated its 6th anniversary this year, is a festival for drama and series content from around the world, and will be held in Cannes, France, from April 14 to 19 this year.

Last year, Teabing’s original series ‘Geui’ and ‘Drinking City Women’ were invited alongside the non-competition section of the 2022 Cannes International Series Festival, generating keen interest in K content, and Teabing was officially invited to the competition section for this ‘Ransom’ feature.Through this, I managed to meet the audience of the Cannes series for two consecutive years.

Teabing provided the original series ‘Ransom’ (director Jeon Woo-seong, playwright Jeon Woo-seong, Choi Byung-yoon, Kwak Jae-min, Teabing, SLL studio highlight production, Lee Choong-hyun’s original short film ‘Ransom’) in a a story about three people who bargained for each other’s ‘ransom’ collapsed by an earthquake. After being locked in a building, each of them starts a risky deal to grab the last chance and put together a story of fighting against madness .

‘Ransom’, which gathered word of mouth thanks to the one-take filming technique that provides overwhelming immersion and passionate performances by actors such as Jin Seon-gyu, Jeon Jong-seo, and Jang Ryul, was released in October last year. , and from the first week, it recorded the highest number of UV viewers among all original TV programs, and then two weeks It caused a sensation through first place in the number of paid subscription contributors for consecutive TV weeks.

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[서울=뉴스핌] Reporter Lee Ji-eun = ‘Ireland’ poster [사진=티빙] 2023.01.18

In November, it was optioned as the second partnership between Teabing and Paramount +, and is expected to be released worldwide through Paramount + this summer.

Along with this, Teabing’s original series, ‘Island’, was also listed in the Rendezvous section of the non-competitive section of the Cannes International Series Festival.

‘Island’ (director Bae Jong, playwright Oh Bo-hyun (Kit Project), provided tea, produced Ylab Flex·Studio Dragon) is based on the original comic book and webpoon of the same name, and it’ n following the journey of characters who are destined to fight against the evil that is trying to destroy the world. As a green work, it was reborn as a spectacular fantasy action drama and received enthusiastic reviews.

Released through Amazon Prime Video and gaining attention, ‘Island’ entered the top 10 in 26 countries in the Amazon Prime Video TV show category and topped the box office in 4 countries and regions including Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong , and Taiwan. .

Hwang Hye-jeong, CCO, in charge of Teabing’s content, said, “We are very proud to be recognized for the quality of the original TV series through an invitation to the feature competition of the Cannes International Series Festival and an official invitation for the second series in a row. year.”

He added, “I hope that ‘Ransom’ and ‘Island’ will promote the competitiveness of TVing’s original series to global audiences through this festival, and further increase the value of the TVing brand on overseas platforms.”

Alvin Levy, artist director of the Khan series, said, “I have strong confidence in the worldwide box office success of the work, as much as I confirmed ‘The Ransom’ as the first feature film to be invited to the competition section.”

The award ceremony for the feature film competition, to which ‘Ransom’ was officially invited, will be held on the 19th along with the closing ceremony.