Pulse Films is making a new 1×90 feature doc, Dead Asleep, for Sky Crime and Hulu.

In a “ground-breaking new spin on the true-crime genre”, the Sky Original series examines whether a remorseful Randy Herman Jr. really committed a brutal murder in his sleep, or was it a convenient cover story?

Pulse Films has secured exclusive access to Herman and his family, the defence and prosecution attorneys, journalists who covered the case, forensic psychiatrists and world experts in violent parasomnia (sleep-walking) “to give viewers an inside look at the shocking twists and turns of the controversial crime.”

The Pulse Films production is directed by Skye Borgman, who is behind the critically acclaimed documentary “Abducted In Plain Sight” and recently worked with Pulse Films on their Oxygen special “The Case Died With Her.” Pulse Films executive producers include Marisa Clifford, Nelesh Dhand, and Sunshine Jackson.

Dead Asleep (w/t) will launch on Hulu and Sky Crime later this year. This film is a co-production between Pulse Films, Hulu and Sky.

It was commissioned for Sky Crime by Poppy Dixon, Director, Documentaries and Factual, Emily-Jayne Wilde, programming lead at Sky Crime and Sky Witness and Jack Oliver, Head of Co-Productions. Jack Oliver and Poppy Dixon at Sky will also serve as executive producers.

Executive Producer Marisa Clifford, Pulse Films: “We are thrilled to be collaborating again with Skye Borgman on another true-crime film. This dark and twisted psychological thriller will offer viewers a ground-breaking spin on this genre and the exclusive access to the case will allow us to elevate the story to explore a wide range of timely themes.”

Creative Director & Executive Producer Nelesh Dhand, Pulse Films: “Being original in true-crime is becoming harder. But this film has all the key ingredients. It’s a seductive mystery thick with plot twists and turns, but it’s so much more than that. It’s about trust and relationships, alcoholism and mental health, verisimilitudes and veneers. It’s a complex story and we couldn’t imagine a better home than Hulu and Sky.”


Jon Creamer

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