Articles about Beta Film
Surveillance drama Concordia is set in a place ruled by AI – until a series of crimes put the titular town of the future on the verge of breakdown. Showrunner Frank Doelger and star Ruth Bradley give DQ a guided tour.
La Storia star Jasmine Trinca, producer Roberto Sessa and director Francesca Archibugi discuss how their shared love of Elsa Morante’s celebrated novel was infused into this Italian series about a widowed mother’s struggle to survive during the Second World War.
Showrunner Eugen Tunik tells DQ how he wanted to look at the Ukraine war from a new angle with In Her Car, in which a therapist takes her clinic on the road to help a number of characters in distress.
Estonia director Måns Mansson tells DQ about his approach to dramatising the true story of a ferry disaster that led to more than 800 deaths and why the project proved to be the biggest challenge of his career.
Bosnian filmmaker Jasmila Žbanić opens up about creating her first television series, legal drama Znam Kako Dišeš (I Know Your Soul), becoming a showrunner and the differences between big- and small-screen directing.
Actor John Reardon and dog master Sherri Davis spill the secrets of working with Diesel vom Burgimwald, the canine star of Canadian police procedural Hudson & Rex, as the show approaches its 100th episode.
The Swarm is the eagerly anticipated big-budget adaptation of Frank Schätzing’s ecological disaster novel. DQ buzzes around production designer Julian Wagner, director Barbara Eder and VFX supervisor Jan Stoltz to hear about filming in Italy, shooting in water tanks and creating a pod of sleeping whales.
Inspired by true events, El Inmortal (The Immortal) charts one man’s criminal reign across Europe. Creator/producer José Manuel Lorenzo and the cast tell DQ about dramatising the story, overcoming the pandemic and recreating 1990s Spain.
Olena Lavrenyuk, the star and producer of Ukrainian series Cardamom Coffee, tells DQ about making this historical drama, creating its authentic costumes and embodying a young woman struck by forbidden love.
Writers Florence Longpré, Guillaume Lambert and director Guillaume Lonergan discuss their collaboration on Quebecois comedy-drama Audrey est revenue (Audrey’s Back), in which a teenage girl wakes up from a 16-year coma.
Producer Jochen Laube and director Rick Ostermann discuss their journey making The Net – Promised Land, the second entry in an interconnected series of international stories delving into the murky waters of professional football.
Danish director Lone Scherfig tells DQ how she delivered medical drama Ellas Vagt (The Shift), in which Sofie Gråbøl stars as the head of a busy maternity unit.
Director Dalibor Matanić and actor Kseniia Mishina talk to DQ about Šutnja (The Silence), a crime drama based on real events and set between Croatia and Ukraine.
Matt Baker, the writer behind BritBox series Hotel Portofino, tells DQ about the inspiration behind this picturesque period drama set on the Italian Riviera and discusses the value of remaking European dramas.
Danish star Sofie Gråbøl tells DQ about her latest role, as a midwife in drama The Shift, and reflects on her time starring in Forbrydelsen (The Killing) on the 15th anniversary of the crime drama’s debut.
Writer Martin Ambrosch and director Andreas Prochaska take DQ into the world of The Net – Prometheus, the first in a proposed series of multi-language, interconnected stories set in the arena of international football.
The Net, a series of four interconnected stories that unfold in different countries and in different languages, is set to take viewers inside the world of football corruption. DQ finds out more.
Sisi showrunner Andreas Gutzeit, director Sven Bohse and executive producer Hauke Barthel tell DQ about their ambitions to retell “Europe’s greatest love story” for modern audiences.
Award-winning director Alejandro Amenábar tells DQ about making his first television series, La Fortuna, in which a battle wages on land for the spoils of a centuries-old shipwreck discovered in waters off the coast of Spain.