Fisk takes the top comedy gong at Series Mania

Fisk takes the top comedy gong at Series Mania

 

Australian hit comedy, Fisk won the hearts of the jury at Europe’s largest TV festival, Series Mania 2021 in Lille, France to take out the Best Series Award in the Comedies Competition.

Produced by Porchlight Films (The Kettering Incident, Animal Kingdom), Fisk is written, co-directed and stars comedian, Kitty Flanagan in the hilarious, highly relatable legal comedy that affectionately channels the quirks of office life.

Previously a high-end contracts solicitor, Helen Tudor-Fisk (Flanagan) finds herself in the low rent world of wills and probate when she takes the job at Gruber & Gruber, following a humiliating marriage breakdown and professional fall from grace. Bereaved relatives, long standing family feuds and petty squabbles over money and inheritance make this job as much about being a therapist as a lawyer. Navigating her new ‘career’ proves tricky, as Fisk realises the truth of her misplaced assumption: just because her clients are dead, doesn’t mean she won’t have to deal with people.

Fisk was one of only of only seven series chosen for the competition screening, which also included Bloods (US), Brigade Mobile (France), Frank of Ireland (Ireland & UK), Hacks (USA), Georges and Ferdinand Tribulations (France) and Starstruck (UK).

Flanagan said “I’m absolutely thrilled, especially when you look at the competition, we were certainly the scrappy underdog in the fight. It’s incredibly satisfying to learn that our Australian comedy proved to be relevant (and, more importantly, funny) to an international audience. Fist bumps all round to the entire cast and crew.”

Producer Vincent Sheehan said “Having attended Series Mania in the past I know first-hand how passionate and committed their audience are so to receive this award, and in the company of such strong competition, is rather special and great timing as we embark on developing Season 2.”

Fisk has been an outstanding success with Australian audiences on its ABC broadcast premiere, achieving audience figures that firmly placed it as the top rating comedy for 2021.

Fisk is available in neutral Spanish and French, ABC Commercial hold all international distribution rights.

Click here for Kitty Flanagan's hilarious acceptance speech