On May 11, the tenth edition of Serial Eyes came to a close with a successful Final Pitch at Soho House Berlin. The participants pitched their projects to a room full of leading industry figures.
The Final Pitch kicked off with Madeleine Féret-Fleury presenting STARLETTES, a Cannes set period drama about a group of four young aspiring actresses desperate to make it in the glamorous world of Cinema. Dekel Nitzan followed with an Israel-set crime drama, SACRED WORK, following Adan, a petty, heartless thief, and his older, violent brother, Boaz. GODS AT HOME by Fabrizio Costantini was up next. This comedic sitcom focuses on the lives of a family of megalomaniac and has-been Roman gods living together in an apartment block in present-day Rome. The first pitching session was brought to a close by Sarah Offringa, who presented THE FOUNDLING, a mystery thriller about the return of beloved child actress Camille Katman who suddenly returns 20 years after disappearing.
Amanda Gicharu brought us back after the break with TREASURE, a contemporary fantasy action-adventure about a daring heist to steal an artefact back from Buckingham Palace. DARK MATTER by Rossella di Campli was up next. This Sci-Fi Horror Drama deals with the aftermath of a science experiment gone wrong. Joona Kivirinta presented MELT, a Sci-Fi series about the effects of climate catastrophe and economic disparity. The block was closed by György Baráthy, who pitched HOME, a heartwarming drama series about four queer characters living in the same Berlin apartment, but during four different decades of the last hundred years.
Joe Kienast opened the final pitching block with WHEN RAIN FALLS…, a thriller about an Afro-German Only Fans creator taking matters into her own hands to find her missing foster sister. ARISTOKRATENE by Paša Petrović was up next, which follows four middle-aged suburban dads as they reunite to relive their 90s days of infamy as a black metal band. Rafael Alberto Garciolo pitched FINSTERFELDE, about a disgraced cop who moves back to his childhood village only to uncover dark secrets there. This year’s Final Pitch was rounded out by Sára Zeithammerová, who pitched AMERICAN DREAM, a drama about how online romance scam destroys but ultimately brings together a dysfunctional family.
If you are interested in seeing the pitches, they can be viewed here. You will also find a link in the video description to the booklet, where you can read more about each project.