End of year brings more good news for a small, but courageous Croatian audiovisual forces. Croatian Radio and Television has has signed a contract with Global Series Network for transfer of Rights for linear and VOD broadcast, for the series “Rest in peace”. Global Series Network is an exclusive partner of renowned British public broadcaster Channel Four, with whom he earlier this year jointly launched an extremely successful program, “Walter Presents”.
Rest in Peace, after entering the official competition of one of the largest festivals of television drama in the South Korean Seoul, sold the rights to adapt the format tu US production giant, Lionsgate, and have been broadcasted on Belgian public television VRT, become the first TV series from Croatia and closer region to be broadcasted at the prestigious United Kingdom market.
“Rest in peace” was created in collaboration of Croatian Television and independent, Ring productions, and supported by funds from HAVC tender for the development of television programme. The main producer of both seasons was Dario Vince and series directed Goran Rukavina and Kristijan Milić (first season), and Goran Dukić (second season). The executive producer on the first season was Robert Tomljenović, for the second season Miodrag Sila. The writers of the first season were Ivor Martinić, Ivan Turković Krnjak and Marko Hrenović, a leading screenwriter for the second season was Saša Podgorelec. On both season more than 250 Croatian actors were involved, including Judita Franković, Dragan Despot, Luka Dragić, Jelena Miholjević, Miodrag Krivokapić, Anja Šovagović Despot, Goran Navojec, Nina Violić, Darija Lorenzi and Anja Matkovic.
Director of photography on both seasons was Mario Sablic, h.f.s., who was in 2014. awarded the annual h.f.s. Award “Nikola Tanhofer” in the category of TV series. On both seasons colourists were Branko Linta, h.f.s. and Josko Morović, Zoran Mikinčić was camera operator and Željko Župan was focus puller.