Prime Video UK & Ireland has boarded Woodcut Media and distributor Abacus Media Rights’ new feature length documentary film The Murder of Meredith.

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 1stNovember 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.

It is produced and directed by Angie Cox and 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.”

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.

Image: The Murder of Meredith – (image courtesy of Shutterstock) – Woodcut Media

Jon Creamer

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