Worldwide sales handled by Abacus Media Rights
For immediate release:
London/Hampshire, Tuesday 11th October 2022 – Woodcut Media and leading distributor Abacus Media Rights are delighted to announce the new feature length Amazon Exclusive documentary film The Murder of Meredith, ordered by Prime Video for the UK & Ireland and scheduled to premiere in November 2022.
Abacus Media Rights who brokered the deal with Prime Video, will handle worldwide sales outside of the UK, and will be presenting the new film to buyers at the upcoming MIPCOM market.
Produced by Woodcut Media, The Murder of Meredith (1 x 90’) reframes the narrative of the awful events that occurred on the evening of Thursday 1st November 2007, so that the focus of this crime is on the victim Meredith Kercher, a 21 year old British student who was brutally murdered in the university town of Perugia, Italy. Her story led to a media frenzy with dizzying twists and turns, and speculation. Over the years, Meredith’s life and reputation have been pulled apart and eclipsed by that of her then flatmate, the infamous Amanda Knox who at the time was accused alongside Rudy Guede and Raffaele Sollecito of being responsible for her death. Told by those involved in the case, The Murder of Meredith examines the evidence, the egos, and the errors that left Meredith’s family with more questions than answers.
Produced and directed by Angie Cox, executive produced by Matthew Gordon and Koulla Anastasi for Woodcut Media.
Jonathan Ford, Managing Director at Abacus Media Rights comments: “It is a privilege to be on board this project presented to us by Woodcut Media and we are pleased to have secured this deal with Prime Video (in the UK & Ireland) for this Amazon Exclusive. It’s a true crime story that digs deep into the mysterious murder of this young student may years ago. This is a story that shocked the world with many questions still left unanswered.”
Angie Cox, Producer/Director at Woodcut Media said: “Fifteen years on from one of the most talked about murders in modern history, we bring together the key people involved in the original investigation. We also hear from Patrick Lumumba, who Amanda Knox falsely accused of the murder. At the heart of this are Meredith and her family. And with archive of family interviews and press conferences, we show how a family united in grief fought for the truth.”
About Woodcut Media:
Established in 2014, with offices in London, Hampshire and Bristol, Indie prodco Woodcut Media specialises in a broad range of factual programming. As the leading producer of True Crime in the UK (Surviving a Serial Killer, Murder at My Door with Kym Marsh, The Beverley Allitt Tapes, World’s Most Evil Killers…), Specialist Factual series (Hitler A Life in Pictures, Tony Robinsons: Forgotten War Stories, Tony Robinson’s VE Day: Minute by Minute, the hit franchise Combat Ships, Combat Trains, Combat Machines..), Premium Docs (Fiennes: Return to the Nile with Joseph and Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Cut from a Different Cloth and Mandela, My Dad and Me featuring Idris Elba…), and Factual Entertainment (Paranormal Captured, How Hacks Work…). Woodcut works with multiple broadcasters worldwide such as Channel 5, Channel 4, Sky, National Geographic, Smithsonian Channel, Discovery, CI, HISTOIRE TV, and more. In 2020, Woodcut also launched distribution company Woodcut International, as well as a new 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