SAÏD & ANNA directed by award winning Hilt Lochten
A live-action high-end pre-school series produced by Phanta Basta!
The series follows best friends Saïd (6) and Anna (7) who hang out every day in the repair shop, run by Saïd’s parents. While broken things from the locals are given a new life by using the right tools, the children also discover how to find solutions to their own challenges, in a creative and collaborative way, which inspires young viewers to do the same.
The series incorporates key themes that are prevalent in the modern world and important for development, including reflecting a diverse and inclusive reality. In the setting of the repair shop, the series teaches its young audience the value of pre-loved items, the importance of protecting the environment through sustainable repairs and limiting waste, and how to view the world inclusively.
As a coproduction with three public broadcasters – the Netherlands’ EO / NPO Zappelin, Germany’s SWR / Kika, and Belgium’s VRT / Ketnet and Indi Film – the series offers original and high quality content for young audiences, with international appeal.
First distribution deals with Swedish public broadcaster, SVT and Norway’s NRK are secured.
Further to this, the series will be featured in the PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL 2023/2024 festival catalogue, “Quality in Children’s TV Worldwide”. The catalogue aims to spotlight outstanding productions in the kids content space.