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Home > Screenings > US Series Copro 2020 > Her Daughter's Mother

Pitchee: Sebastian Mlynarski (director)

Her Daughter’s Mother
A gripping psychological suspense thriller about two strangers, one incredible connection and the steep price of obsession.

Lana Stone has never considered herself a stalker – until the night she impulsively follows a familiar face through the streets of New York's Upper West Side. Her target? The ‘anonymous’ egg donor she'd selected through an agency, the one who's making motherhood possible for her.

Hungry to learn more about her, Lana plans only to watch her from a distance. But when circumstances bring them face-to-face, an unexpected friendship is born. Katya, a student at Columbia, is the yin to Lana’s yang, an impulsive free spirit who lives life at the edge. And for pragmatic Lana, she’s a breath of fresh air and a welcome distraction from her painful break-up with her baby’s father.

Then, just as suddenly as Katya entered Lana’s life, she disappears and Lana might have been the last person to see her before she went missing. Determined to find out what became of the woman to whom she owes so much, Lana digs into Katya’s past, even as the police grow suspicious of her motives. But she’s unprepared for the secrets she unearths, or their power to change everything she thought she knew about those she loves best.

Project Information:
Genre: Psychological thriller/murder mystery.
Themes: Infertility, feminism, immigration, identity and relationships
Format: 4x45’
Writer: To be determined
Director: Sebastian Mlynarski
Producers: Topic and TBD
Development stage: Identifying scriptwriter
Shooting location: Most likely to be shot on location in New York City
Languages: English with potentially some limited Bulgarian
Total budget: Targeting around US$2m
Budget per episode: Around US$500,000
Financing already in place: Topic will be providing up to 50% of the financing

What we are looking for from the US and/or international business:  
Coproduction or pre-sales for the rest of the financing.

Company profile:
Topic is a newly launched streaming service from First Look Media and is curated for a curious and engaged audience seeking smart, provocative and meaningful entertainment. It features North American premieres and exclusive programming from around the world, complemented by a diverse slate of originals.

These include weekly comedy variety series The Second City Presents: The Last Show Left on Earth; scripted comedy Enterprice; critically acclaimed dramas The Virtues and Lambs of God; discussion shows Maria Bamford’s What’s Your Ailment?! and Rough Draft with Reza Aslan; documentary Behemoth; narrative film and more.

Topic is available to US and Canadian audiences on, Apple iOS and AppleTV, Android, Amazon Fire TV and Roku, in addition to Amazon Prime Video Channels.

Ryan Chanatry, general manager, Topic
Email: [email protected]