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London/Hampshire, Friday 20th January 2023 – Woodcut Media and leading distributor Abacus Media Rights (AMR) confirm another Prime Video documentary feature Confessions of A Psycho Killer scheduled to launch next month in the UK and Ireland on February 1st.


Produced by Woodcut Media and distributed outside of the UK by Abacus Media Rights, this 90-minute film follows on from the recently announced doc ‘The Murder of Meredith’ (which premiered November 2022), and marks a second documentary with Prime Video brokered by AMR.


Confessions of a Psycho Killer is a highly stylised feature documentary. It takes viewers back to 1975 when the body of 63-year-old Vicar, Anthony Crean was found in a quiet Kent village, leaving a community in shock when they discovered he had been killed in a frenzied attack with an axe.  One detective was convinced the killer was a criminal named Patrick Mackay, and when the 22-year-old was eventually brought in for questioning, he proceeded to confess to the murder. But what was even more disturbing was that they soon discovered this serial killer’s reign of terror also spread outside of Kent and into London.   What followed was a series of police interviews and confessions which would leave investigators stunned.

Confessions of a Psycho Killer is produced by Woodcut Media’s Nick Mavroidakis and directed by Matt Blyth,  with Kate Beal as executive producer.

Matt Blyth, Series Director and Co-Founder, Woodcut Media commented: “Mackay is the UK’s forgotten serial killer and it’s extraordinary that people rarely hear his name.  His confessions that ultimately led to his imprisonment are truly shocking, and reveal a cold-hearted killer devoid of remorse or empathy.  Making this documentary has been an eye-opening experience, knowing that one day soon Mackay could be released from prison puts an entirely different perspective on this historic crime story.”

Jonathan Ford, Managing Director at Abacus Media Rights said: “We are very pleased to once again be working with one of the leaders in factual programming in the UK and to work again with Prime Video.  True crime at its best, this is an exceptionally chilling documentary from Woodcut Media which we are sure will captivate audiences around the world.”


About Woodcut Media:

Created by award-winning producer Kate Beal in 2014 (with offices in London, Hampshire and Bristol), indie prodco Woodcut Media is a female led operation with a diverse team at its core, whose main ethos is to provide an honest and trusted voice – creating programming that tells incredible human stories with creativity, authenticity and care.  As well as being one of the leading true crime doc producers in the UK, Woodcut also specialises in a broad range of standout unscripted content covering factual entertainment, specialist factual, and premium/talent led programming, producing hits such as the long-running series World’s Most Evil Killers and Britain’s Most Evil Killers (7 seasons), and titles such as Fiennes: Return to the Nile with Joseph and Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Cut from a Different Cloth,  Mandela, My Dad and Me, both featuring Idris Elba, Hitler: A Life in Pictures, and Paranormal Captured to name just a few.  Woodcut works with leading broadcasters worldwide  –  Channel 4, National Geographic, Discovery, SKY, Smithsonian, Amazon and more.  In 2020, Woodcut launched distribution company Woodcut International, as well as Bristol-based production operation Woodcut West which specialises in natural history and high-end specialist factual.  www.woodcutmedia.com


About Abacus Media Rights:

Abacus Media Rights (AMR) acquires and distributes a diverse slate of premium, multi-genre programming in the international market. AMR now additionally represents the Flame Media catalogue. At the same time, the company also works with producers to facilitate pre-sales and development finance as well as broadcaster commissions.  Embracing a fully transparent reporting ethos throughout, AMR focuses on building strong client relationships and generating positive solutions at every stage of the process, from initial financing to worldwide broadcast in order to successfully deliver scripted and non-scripted entertainment that counts to a global audience.  Abacus Media Rights is an Amcomri Entertainment company. Amcomri Entertainment Inc (NEO Exchange Canada: AMEN) (FRANKFURT: 25Y0) (New York OTC: AMNNF).  www.abacusmediarights.com