SALOON MEDIA and ARROW MEDIA
TURN THEIR LENS TO MURDER IN
SEE NO EVIL
World Broadcast Premiere
SLICE™ a Shaw Media Network
Friday November 7, 2014
Every second of every day, millions of North Americans are caught on Closed Circuit Television (CCTV). Most of them are honest citizens going about their everyday lives, but a few are guilty of unspeakable crimes.
See No Evil (6 x 60’) an innovative crime documentary series, co-produced by Canada’s Saloon Media and the UK’s Arrow Media, premieres Friday, November 7 on Slice at 9pm ET/PT.
This is a ground-breaking new program about how real crimes are solved with the help of surveillance cameras. Police reveal how CCTV footage has unlocked the answer to cases that otherwise might have remained unsolved, and leaving dangerous killers at large.
The series features actual footage and dramatic reconstruction, combined with first hand testimony from police, witnesses and families.
“From the research we have done and because of the increasing proliferation of cameras everywhere, we see more and more crime captured on camera every day,” says Michael Kot, Saloon Media Executive Producer. “This is one of the first crime shows to reflect that new reality and spotlight the police who are solving crimes that would once have gone unsolved.”
Viewers will follow the investigation team as they piece the mysteries together, including the Billings murders in Florida, which saw a military-style hit on a couple in their own home; and the abduction and murder of Kelsey Smith, a girl who was followed and snatched after walking through a shopping mall in Kansas.
Using footage from CCTV, webcams and smartphones as the initial leads, the show interweaves reconstructed footage, personal testimony and interviews with experts to create each powerful episode.
“With 30 million surveillance cameras in North America, we are increasingly living in a surveillance society,” says Thomas Viner, Executive Producer, Arrow Media. “See No Evil taps into this using a blend of real-life CCTV and home surveillance footage with dramatic reconstruction, revealing some of the most compelling murder cases.
The executive producer is Michael Kot for Saloon Media and Thomas Viner for Arrow Media. This series was commissioned by Shaw Media for Slice network. See No Evil is distributed by eOne and was taken to MIPCOM 2014 as part of the eOne catalogue.
About Saloon Media
Saloon Media is a new world-market factual-entertainment venture specializing in popular, returnable series and high-impact TV specials. Headed by Executive producer Michael Kot with broadcast and production partners around the world, Saloon Media is set to unveil some of the most talked-about new productions in the cable universe. The spectacular eight-part series Miracles Decoded recently debuted on HISTORY in Canada, and is set for UK, Poland and India premieres. Currently airing is Handsome Devils, (co-pro with UK’s BriteSpark Films) about 10 notorious lady-killers, on Slice in Canada, and the phenomenal Tornado Hunters that follows the risk and intensity of storm hunting. http://www.saloon-media.com/.
About Arrow Media
Arrow Media is one of the UK’s most ambitious creative forces. A fast-growing independent production company, Arrow Media specialises in creating high quality and innovative content across TV, film and digital media from long-running series to big ambitious projects such as Live from Space, Ultimate Airport Dubai and Kevin’s Supersized Salvage. Established in 2011, the company was founded by Tom Brisley, John Smithson, and Iain Pelling and operates in the UK, US and other key international territories, where all three partners have extensive experience.
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.2 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visitwww.shaw.ca.