Abacus Media Rights (AMR), an Amcomri Entertainment Company, and Herbert L. Kloiber’s Munich-based Night Train Media (NTM) this week begin pre-sales of the dark truth series “Conquistadors: The Rise and Fall” as Content Americas and Realscreen was raised in Miami and Austin respectively.
The launch comes after AMR picked up worldwide distribution rights in partnership with NTM for the six-part series, produced by Emmy-nominated Dash Pictures and NTM. It sheds light on the hard truths surrounding Europe’s dramatic wave of expansion from 1492 after Columbus landed in the Caribbean.
Through reportedly lavish reconstructions, framed by in-depth analysis by historical experts from America and Spain, the series will cover the reality of the nearly century-long conquest.
The Conquistadores saw themselves as Christian warriors, bringing the word of God to the world. The reality is that the Conquest, fueled by the Conquerors’ obsessions with gold, power and glory, not only overthrew the Aztec and Inca empires, the bloody regimes themselves. They also decimated indigenous populations through sometimes brutal killings and even more so enslavement and the spread of deadly diseases.
Currently shooting in Spain and South America and directed by Sharp and narrated by actor Christian Camargo (“See,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Twilight”), Conquistadors is executive produced for Daniel’s Dash Pictures Sharp (“Vikings: The Rise & Fall,” “Fantastic Friends”) and Anna O’Malley (“Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story,” “Vikings: The Rise & Fall”) and for NTM by Herbert L. Kloiber ( “Vikings: The Rise and Fall”, “Rogue Agent”) and James Copp.
“Our investigative team has peeled back layer upon layer of untruths to uncover so much that has either been lost or hidden from history,” Sharp said. “From the widely praised names of Columbus, Pizarro, Cortes and the myths behind the defeat of the Incas and Aztecs. So many indigenous peoples were crushed by the power of Europeans, lives and entire societies lost forever because of the determination and greed of nations relentlessly seeking more and more,” he said, drawing a parallel with the present.
Kloiber, CEO and owner of NTM, added: “Following the success of the exciting Vikings documentary series [“Vikings: The Rise & Fall”]we are delighted to once again work with the talented team at Dash Pictures to uncover the truth of this incredible story.”
Jonathan Ford, CEO of AMR said: “We are delighted to be working once again with our friends at Night Train Media, this time on the reality of the Conquistadors who broke through North and Latin America under the guise of Christianity” .