GoQuest Media, a global independent content distributor, has inked a deal with Lithuanian production company Dansu Films for the drama series, Troll Farm.
The deal announced today gives GoQuest Media the worldwide distribution rights (excluding Lithuania and Estonia) for the five-part comedy-drama, the first high-end project of its kind to be produced in Lithuania. Troll Farm, a dramedy about a high-flying executive out for revenge, is directed by Ernestas Jankauskas and stars Gabija Siurbyte, also the co-creator and producer of the series.
Troll Farm (5 x 50’) made its debut earlier this year on LRT, Lithuania’s national broadcaster, and on local streaming platform Telia Play, the first time a local show has been streamed and broadcast simultaneously on television. Troll Farm became the inaugural winner of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival’s TV Beats Forum, showcased at Content London and Série Series (France), two of the top industry events for presenting in-development international TV productions, and selected among others for Berlinale Series Market Selects 2023. It will also premiere at Transylvania International Film Festival.
After being wrongly fired from Melta Cosmetics, corporate diva Ana is determined to clear her name and prove to the world that she is the scapegoat.
With her reputation ruined and her family broken, Ana’s mind screams DESTROY. Destroy Melta Cosmetics. Destroy her pretentious boss, Adomas Gylys. Destroy his two-faced office minions.
Armed with ‘Agriculture for Dummies’ and an extensive corporate career, Ana ends up running two farms. Whilst growing apples and raising chickens work as an excellent cover, Ana’s passion lies with her underground business – Troll Farm, designed to destroy shady corporations. To reclaim her freedom of speech, she creates a fake personality destined to become society’s voice of reason – Judith.
Troll Farm sucks all of Ana’s savings and precious time with her beloved daughter Emily. Hurt by her parents’ separation, Emily turns into a 9-year-old terrorist in a glamorous dress, determined to elbow her way to victory in dance competitions. Getting closer to her daughter will turn out to be just as challenging as getting her revenge – it’s impossible to have it all. And, blinded by her desire for revenge, Ana is slowly turning into the same manipulative beast she’s fighting.
Commenting on the acquisitions Rakesh Vasani, Content Acquisition – Global at GoQuest Media, said, “Troll Farm’s unique story stood out to us from the start. This omnipresent phenomenon of troll farms is a deadly tool that while invisible has the power to dictate our thought process and consequently our decisions. In a story told through actors that look real and could belong in our lives, attracted us to the series. It is also a highly formattable series with its universal concept that visibly exists in today’s world. We’re really excited to work with Gabija and Dansu to bring Troll Farm to a global audience.”
“We are very excited to work with Rakesh and his team. Troll Farm is our first TV series and we have put love and hard work into each shot. We believe that the series can travel well as it tells a universal story”, added Gabija Siurbyte, Head of Dansu Films.