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Following a premiere on Channel 5 in the UK and launch on SVOD service Paramount+ in Australia, distributor All3Media International has concluded a first round of sales for Story Film’s domestic female-led thriller Witness Number 3.
Sry Films All3Media 14Sep2022
Written by Thomas Eccleshare and directed by Diarmuid Goggins (Kin), the four-part drama follows Jodie (Nina Toussaint-White) a young mother and hairdresser, who witnesses a man seconds before his murder. After coming forward to give evidence to the police, believing this is the right thing to do, she is shocked when detectives decide to keep her identity secret, referring to her as Witness No.3. Soon it becomes clear there is more at risk than she could have imagined as a terrifying campaign of intimidation to silence her begins.

In Europe the series has been acquired by premium PBS’s NPO in the Netherlands, TV4 in Sweden, MTV in Finland, Virgin Media in the Republic of Ireland, Turckell’s SVOD service TV+ in Turkey and Turkish-speaking Cyprus and Hellenic in Greece. Additionally, Acorn has signed deals for home entertainment rights for the series in the UK, Ireland and Australia.

The series is set to air on TVNZ in New Zealand and will have a French premiere taking place at La Rochelle TV Festival and a Spanish premiere soon to be announced.

“It’s brilliant to see our partnership with All3Media International continuing to thrive, and we’re absolutely thrilled that a global audience will get to Nina Toussaint White’s outstanding performance in this edge-of-the-seat thriller," commented Story Films co-founder David Nath.

Witness Number 3 marks a second success for Story Films, following the hit true crime drama The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe, which ranked as one of the UK’s top 5 rated series of 2022.

“The exceptional team at Story Films’ continue to deliver on premium storytelling, following the smash hit success of their true crime drama The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe,” added Maartje Horchner, EVP Content at All3Media International. “Witness Number 3 is another brilliant drama to add to our slate -a taut thriller, with nailing bitingly tense, powerful script by upcoming screenwriter Thomas Eccleshare, utterly compelling performances and superb cinematography, we’re sure that this Hitchcockian thriller will continue to captivate buyers and audiences around the world.”