When Heroes Fly’s Omri Givon
- Published on Dec 4, 2018
- Ten series from around the world were selected for the inaugural CANNESERIES competition, which ran alongside MIPTV this year. The international jury-led by best-selling author and creator of Safe and The Five, Harlan Coben-selected the Israeli drama When Heroes Fly as the best series out of the acclaimed crop of productions.
Distributed by Keshet International, the series is created, written and directed by Omri Givon, based on the well-regarded novel by Amir Gutfreund. The action thriller focuses on four estranged friends who travel deep into the Colombian jungle on a rescue mission.
Givon, who previously wrote and directed Hostages, tells TV Drama Weekly about what attracted him to Gutfreund’s novel, his preference for auteur-led television and his views on Israeli creativity.