Beta Film’s CANNESERIES double winner 'Audrey’s Back' conquers hearts in France and Italy

The acclaimed Quebecois series Audrey’s Back (10x30’) sets off on its journey overseas. Beta has sold rights for the Pixcom produced dramedy to two of Europe’s majors, France’s Pay TV CANAL+ and Italy’s public broadcaster RAI, while further deals with other key partners are in final negotiations. Audrey’s Back was the first Quebecois series to be selected at the French International Series Festival CANNESERIES, and was honored with both the Grand Prix Dior and the Festival's Special Interpretation Awards back in April.

Oliver Bachert, Chief Distribution Officer Beta Film:

“We are delighted and honored to having opened major European markets to more great Quebecois drama and are continuing to grow our fantastic collaboration with our partner Pixcom. Audrey’s Back is truly a perfect example of an original and unique local story going global. This one-of-a-kind and warmhearted drama will conquer hearts in France and Italy and will surely be embraced all over the world.”

Nicola Merola, President & Executive Producer, Pixcom: “We are thrilled that Beta is taking our beloved dramedy Audrey’s Back to new international audiences. They have been a fantastic long-time partner, have a deep understanding of our series, and find just the right broadcasters to fit our programming. Audrey’s Back is such a special show and it deserves a global audience.”

The dramedy follows Audrey, played by Florence Longpré, who miraculously wakes up from a coma after 16 years. Now in her thirties, she needs to not only adjust to a vastly different world but must re-learn how to speak, count, walk, and do everything that was once considered “normal”. Audrey’s awakening profoundly affects not only her life but inspires those around her.

Main actress Florence Longpré co-wrote this “heartfelt journey of rediscovery” (Variety) during the Covid-19 lockdown, together with co-author Guillaume Lambert (Adulthood). Also starring are Denis Bouchard, Josée Deschênes, and Zeneb Blanchet. This unique and engaging drama is produced by Pixcom, in collaboration with Quebecor Media; Beta is handling international sales.