SKOPJE: The first season of the Macedonian series In Treatment / Na terapija has entered postproduction, with the premiere set on Sitel TV for 4 September 2017. The series is produced by Robert Naskov through Macedonia’s Kino Oko.
Vardan Tozija, Dina Duma and Jane Kortoshev are co-directing. Aleš Pavlin and Andrej Štritof from Slovenia’s Prefo Production, whowere the executive producers of the Slovenian version of In Treatment, worked as consultants. The 45 episodes were adapted by the Macedonian scriptwriters Sasho Kokalanov, Ognen Georgievski, Eleonora Veninova and Darko Mitrevski.
“Through individual stories, the series reflects the collective difficulties that Macedonian citizens face in their everyday life. The 45 episodes deal with topics ranging from civil activism and human rights to gender inequality, domestic violence, xenophobia, corruption, media freedom, sexual orientation, attitude towards children and teenagers in society, traditional vs. modern life, and other issues”, said producer Robert Naskov.
The series stars Nikola Ristanovski as the psychologist, and the cast includes Jelena Jovanova, Amernis Nokshiqi, Toni Naumovski, Angela Dimitrova, Dragana Kostadinovska, Visar Vishka and Bedija Begovska.
Shooting took place from May to July 2017. An unusual promotional campaign allows the audience to get acquainted with the characters beforehand through their Facebook, Twitter and / or Instagram profiles. This approach aims to reveal details and hints that would normally not be available to the audience before the broadcast.
In Treatment / Na terapija is based on the original Israeli series Be Tipul, created by Hagai Levi. The format was already adapted in the US, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Japan, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia.
Directors: Vardan Tozija, Dina Duma, Jane Kortoshev Scriptwriters: Sasho Kokalanov, Ognen Georgievski, Eleonora Veninova, Darko Mitrevski DoP: Naum Doksevski Editor: Atanas Georgiev Music: Adi Imeri, Dino ImeriProduction designer: Saso Blazevski Costume designer: Zaklina KrstevskaHair and make-up: Goran IgnjatovskiCast: Jelena Jovanova, Amernis Nokshiqi, Toni Naumovski, Angela Dimitrova, Dragana Kostadinovska, Visar Vishka, Bedija Begovska