Rainmaker heads to Cannes with killer content. Killer Evidence and Nightmare on My Street headline first MIPDOC slate
London, April 5 - Rainmaker Content, the international distributor that specialises in drama, factual and special-event programming, is launching two major true-crime series at MIPDOC in Cannes. It is the first time that the UK-based global content company has attended the documentary and factual co-production market and screenings event, which takes place from April 16-19.
Headlining the slate is KILLER EVIDENCE, produced by Emporium Productions for CBS Reality, and co-funded and distributed internationally by Rainmaker. Each episode of the now completed 10-part series focuses on a notorious crime and features first- hand accounts from the people on the front line of the investigation, from the police officers who were first on the scene to the experts whose scientific knowledge put the killer behind bars. Among the experts featured are top forensic scientists Tracy Alexander and Jo Millington, forensic psychiatrist Dr Sohom Das, digital forensic expert Andrew Sheldon and pathologist Brett Lockyer.
Sharing top billing on Rainmaker’s MIPDOC slate is another chilling true-crime title: NIGHTMARE ON MY STREET with Robert Englund (8 x 1 hour). The series, which Rainmaker is launching for pre-sales in Cannes, is a collaboration between Rainmaker and Michael Yudin’s New York-based factual specialist MY Entertainment, produced in conjunction with Frantic Films. MY Entertainment’s real- life horror credentials include hit paranormal series Ghost Adventures, now in its 21st season. Fronted by horror legend Robert Englund, aka the malevolent Freddy Krueger in cult classic Nightmare on Elm Street, NIGHTMARE ON MY STREET leads audiences on a spine-chilling tour of the US’ most sinister criminal cases. The difference is that these crimes all happened in the places that we think of as ‘safe’ — quiet cul-de-sacs, peaceful country roads, suburban homes — and where we are therefore at our most vulnerable. Each closed-end episode focuses on true-crime story so disturbing it could have been lifted straight out of a horror movie — an impression that is reinforced by Englund’s voice-over, heart-stopping cinematic reconstructions and disturbing interviews with those most closely involved with each case.
Greg Phillips, co-founder and chief executive officer of Rainmaker Content, said: “Crime may not pay, but it certainly sells. True-crime stories continue to fascinate and entertain us — and perhaps remind us of our good luck — but these days we like our dark consumption habit to come with a side order of insight, analysis and education. Nightmare On My Street and Killer Evidence do exactly that. Who better to unpack the psychology of horror and its shattering impact on lives and communities than the legendary Robert Englund? Killer Evidence’s science-driven approach is equally as compelling. Hearing first hand from the men and women whose skill and diligence led to the conviction of brutal murderers is a reassuring reminder that the judicial system is still a force for good. These two titles are just the first salvo in Rainmaker’s growing factual output and we are looking forward to
making further announcements in the days leading up to MIPTV.”
About Rainmaker Content
Rainmaker Content is a global content distribution company formed to distribute commercially appealing scripted and non-scripted programming in collaboration with award-winning producers, production companies and directors with proven track records in the creation of premium programming for global audiences.
About MY Entertainment
New York-based MY Entertainment has been at the forefront of paranormal and horror programming for over two decades, beginning with the creation of Travel Channel’s highest rated series Ghost Adventures, now in its 21 st season. The MY Entertainment team has produced thousands of hours of content spanning a variety of genres and delivering ratings for Discovery, A&E, National Geographic, BBC, Lifetime, MTV, Comedy Central, Travel Channel, ID: Investigation Discovery, Oxygen, Nickelodeon, Food Network, Animal Planet, TruTV, PBS, Reelz and CMT. In addition to Ghost Adventures, the company’s hit shows include Pros vs. Joes, Billy Buys Brooklyn, Legacy List, Destination Fear, Baggage Battles, Sin City Justice, Manson Bloodlines and Breaking Borders. MY Entertainment is also at forefront of the international formats business, co- producing series across the globe, co-developing original IP and importing ideas to the US. The company has established strong working relationships with more than 40 producers in 15 countries.
About Frantic Films
Since its inception, Frantic Films has had a reputation for creating outstanding programming for a global audience. In addition to its success in Canada and the US. Frantic’s TV series, features and documentaries have sold to well over 140 countries. The team has had incredible success in virtually every genre, winning over 160 awards and creating top-rated shows in lifestyle, factual, reality, sports, comedy and drama. Frantic has over 20 years of experience collaborating with a wide variety of partners, forging strong relationships with co-producers, creatives and networks. The Frantic team understands the needs of various stakeholders and ensures productions are brought in on time, on budget and to the highest creative standards.
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