Abacus Media Rights (AMR) acquires brand-new Sky Documentaries commissioned feature "The Scream" (1 x 90’) in partnership with Night Train Media for worldwide distribution for delivery May 2022. The title, produced by Curve Story Limited production, is directed by Jenny Ash ("The World’s Biggest Murder Trial: Nuremberg") and Executive Produced by Rob Carey and Camilla Lewis for Curve Media, and by Academy and BAFTA Award-winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia ("Amy").
"The Scream" is a remarkable story of the theft of one of the most iconic paintings in history, Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’, stolen during the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway. Two men from different worlds – a maverick Scotland Yard detective and an art loving thief from an Oslo housing estate – are brought together by a shared obsession. This fast-paced plot, peppered with surprising twists and turns, begins with an audacious theft, moves into a tense investigation with different suspects and on to an undercover sting operation fraught with risk.
Jonathan Ford, Managing Director at AMR comments, “We are delighted that AMR’s programming portfolio is continuing to grow with diverse features of such high calibre. We very much look forward to offering this fascinating film, commissioned by industry leaders Sky, to our many clients around the world.”
Herbert L. Kloiber, CEO and Owner of Night Train Media adds, “Set in the exciting world of art, this is a thrilling, multi-layered, cat-and-mouse true crime story that we are very excited to bring to screens later this year with Curve, Abacus and Sky.”
Rob Carey, Joint CEO, Curve Media notes, “Part Scandi-noir crime caper, part psychological exploration, the extraordinary story of Pal Enger, the heist and hunt to recover ‘The Scream’ will captivate audiences globally.”