All3Media Int’l flies off with Welsh drama Pili Pala rights

Pili Pala/ButterFly Breath

All3Media International has expanded its partnership with Keeping Faith broadcaster S4C by striking a global sales deal for Pili Pala (aka Butterfly Breath), which is set to debut on the Welsh network later this month.

The 4 x 60 minute drama stars Sian Reese Williams and is produced by Wales-based scripted prodco Triongl, with the story exploring the life-changing repercussions of a decision that goes against recommended medical procedure.

It has been created by Phil Rowlands (Echoes) and is executive produced by Gethin Scourfield (The Miniaturist), with co-founders of Triongl, Nora Ostler and Alec Spiteri, producing. Claire Winyard (Call the Midwife, Casualty) and Rhys Carter (Gwaith/Cartref, Pobol y Cwm) direct.

The deal for Pili Pala continues All3Media’s ongoing relationship with S4C, with the show sitting alongside series including Y Gwyll (Hinterland) and Craith (Hidden), the latter of which is returning to S4C for a second season this autumn.

Scourfield said: “Pili Pala centres on four friends who face an unimaginable situation – exploring the emotional, ethical and professional dilemmas behind a decision that will reverberate through their lives forever.

“Set against the stunning beauty and faded glory of the North East coast of Wales, the drama allows us to hear from a diversity of voices, all within the melting pot that is this busy NHS maternity ward. I’m looking forward to working alongside the fantastic team at all3media international once again as we showcase another exceptional Welsh drama to a worldwide audience.”

Amanda Rees, director of content at S4C, described the show as ‘an unapologetically brave commission about the kind of moral dilemmas that can tear us all apart,” adding that it “is yet another evolution of the S4C originals brand.”

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