Irish director Lenny Abrahamson has followed his Cannes Director's Fortnight hit Garage with Prosperity, a series of four related 'mini features' for Irish TV broadcaster RTE.
High Point Media Group has taken on international rights to the project, and plans to launch it at Berlin's European Film Market rather than at a more typical TV market.
Abrahamson, who directed feature Adam and Paul before Garage, makes his TV debut with Prosperity. Each 60-minute short feature follows a misfit getting by in the fringes of Dublin society - ranging from a bullied teenager to an African immigrant.
All four, writen by Abrahamson's usual collaborator Mark O'Halloran, are set within the same 24 hours, with characters coming in and out of each other's lives. The cast includes Gary Egan, Siobhan Shanahan, Shane Thornton and Diveen Henry.
Ed Guiney and Catherine Magee produce for Element Pictures.
'TV is too often seen as cinema's inferior sidekick but it's through internationally recognised directors such as Lenny Abrahamson, bringing their talent and vision to people's living rooms that this perception can change,' said High Point head Carey Fitzgerald. 'With established divisions in both theatrical and TV sales, we are one of the only companies around who can do this. By bringing Prosperity to Berlin we aim to raise it above the myriad TV dramas given the conventional MIP kick-off.'