24 FEB 2021

WOODCUT MEDIA TO PRODUCE "SURVIVING A SERIAL KILLER" FOR CHANNEL 4

The series will be aired on the free-to-air channel More4 and it will be Distributed Internationally by Woodcut International

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"Surviving a Serial Killer"

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Woodcut Media is currently in production with a brand new 6 part true crime series "Surviving a Serial Killer" ordered by Channel 4.  The first episode of the series is scheduled to TX 28th February in the UK on the free-to-air channel More4. Worldwide sales of the series will be handled by Woodcut International.

"Surviving a Serial Killer" (6 x 1hr) delves into the personal stories of people who have survived a face-to-face meeting with a murderer and lived to tell the tale.  From the likes of Rhonda Stapley who was attacked by one of America’s most notorious killers Ted Bundy, and Cindy Brown whose husband Bobby Joe Long physically battered her and killed 10 women in Florida, through to university student Mo Lea who managed to survive at the hands of Peter Sutcliffe aka the Yorkshire Ripper, or Tony Antonucci who took up an apprenticeship with local contractor John Wayne Gacy, only to find himself potentially facing the same grisly fate as Gacy’s 33 other victims – all these individuals and more speak out about their horrific ordeals.

Polly Scates, Acquisitions Manager, Channel 4 said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing 'Surviving a Serial Killer' to More4. We were immediately drawn to this unique twist on a true crime format, that highlights the important voices of those who came into contact with some of the most terrifying people in history.”

Matt Blyth, Co-Founder, Woodcut Media said: “We are so pleased to announce this production for More4.  True crime about serial killers tends to focus on the perpetrators, however this time, we have switched the usual narrative to give a voice to those individuals who narrowly escaped death instead.  Each episode provides viewers with a moving and sometimes chilling account of their traumatic experiences, and we hope the contributions  they made to the series will provide some kind of catharsis as well.”

Koulla Anastasi, Director of Business Development, Woodcut International added: “As we continue to grow the Woodcut International catalogue, we are excited to have another brand new true crime series to add to our slate.  Increased screen at the moment has created an even stronger demand for this type of content and audiences seem to have an insatiable appetite for the crime genre.  We will be presenting 'Surviving a Serial Killer' to our buyers, especially in the run up to virtual MIP TV.

True crime about serial killers tends to focus on the perpetrators, however this time, we have switched the usual narrative to give a voice to those individuals who narrowly escaped death instead.” Matt Blyth Co-Founder, Woodcut Media