TV

Channel 4, Rize tackle “The Alps Murders”

Channel 4 has tapped Rize USA to produce The Alps Murders (working title), an examination of the much publicized 2012 unsolved murders case, which it will air in the UK later this year.
May 15, 2013

Channel 4 (C4) has tapped Rize USA to produce The Alps Murders (working title), an examination of the much publicized 2012 unsolved murders case, which it will air in the UK later this year.

Known as the French Alps shooting or Annecy shootings, the gun attack – which saw 25 bullets fired on September 5 – killed British-Iraqi engineer Saad al-Hilli, his wife, his mother-in-law, and French cyclist Sylvain Mollier, on a deserted countryside road near Lake Annecy. The al-Hilli’s two young daughters survived.

The one-hour C4 current affairs special (pictured above) will use interviews with key parties involved in the case, including the French prosecutor leading the inquiry, friends, relatives and witnesses, to tell the story of what happened that day.

With exclusive access, the doc will examine all of the conspiracy theories around the murder, which has no official suspects or arrests.

Sheldon Lazarus, executive producer at Rize USA, said: “The Alps Murders explores a high-profile current affairs story that will captivate viewers in the UK and around the world.”

It was commissioned by C4′s commissioning editor of ‘Dispatches,’ Daniel Pearl, and is executive produced by Lazarus and Nina Davies. It will be sold internationally by DCD Rights.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

Menu

Search