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MIPCOM Picks 2010: Kevorkian

Dr. Jack Kevorkian gained the ghoulish nickname of 'Dr. Death' after going public with the news that he'd assisted over 100 suicides in the 1990s. Directed by Matthew Galkin (loudQUIETloud), this feature doc delves into the life of 'Dr. Death' as he emerged from jail after serving eight years of his sentence.
September 29, 2010


Dr. Jack Kevorkian gained the ghoulish nickname of ‘Dr. Death’ after going public with the news that he’d assisted over 100 suicides in the 1990s. But while he’d been brought to trial several times, after videotaping himself administering a lethal injection to a patient and allowing the footage to be aired on 60 Minutes, he was found guilty of second degree murder. Directed by Matthew Galkin (loudQUIETloud), this feature doc delves into the life of ‘Dr. Death’ as he emerged from jail after serving eight years of his sentence. We see Kevorkian running for Congress, and learn more about the man himself (including his other life as a composer of classical music) and also his motives.
Partners: Directed by Matthew Galkin, distributed through ro*co films international
Length: 90 minutes
Rights available: All territories except U.S.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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