RELEASE DATE: 2016
GENRE: SCI-FI / DRAMA TV SERIES
DIRECTOR: Francesco Giannini
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mark Downie & Matthew Morris
WRITERS: Johann Saint Louis & Francesco Giannini
CAST: Trevor Hayes, Guy Sprung, Ellen David & Miranda Handford
"Who will be left to tell your story?"
LOGLINE: In a world brought back to the pre-Industrial Revolution, a reclusive middle-aged woman goes on a quest to uncover her past before being taken to a permanent retirement facility.
2031. Earth is recovering from a massive solar flare that has destroyed infrastructures, computerized equipment and satellites, and damaged millions of memory cards across continents.
Alice has 14 hours to report to authorities before being irrevocably ‘inserted’ into the Providence Program – a state-of-the-art, yet foreboding retirement home.
She will embark on a final journey, knowing this is her last chance to piece together her fragmented mind and to find out what happened to her family.
Franky Films recently partnered with an American production and film finance company, Battery Park Entertainment (BPE), to produce The Flare, a sci-fi drama television series that challenges viewers to question their own relationship to technology. BPE’s present focus is on packaging the series, which includes attaching A-list talent such as Carrie-Anne Moss in the lead of Alice and both a domestic and international distributor. The short won accolades both locally and internationally and is still making a successful run on the festival circuit.
The Flare is looking at a budget of $3M CAD/episode with a series arc of four seasons. We are looking to keep production in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, reinvigorating the film and television industry here using local talent and professional crew. We want to make The Flare as popular and consistent in Montreal, as Orphan Black is in Toronto.