Escapade Media has secured the worldwide rights for the new factual crime series Killer Soundtrack.
Produced by Side B Films, Killer Soundtrack explores infamous crimes that either influenced songwriters or had an impact on the music industry. The 13-part series delves into how serial killer Dennis Rader was the subject of Exodus’ thrash metal song “BTK,” the macabre legacy of cult leader Charles Manson and more.
Using witness accounts, expert analysis and exclusive interviews with artists, Killer Soundtrack will uncover truths, myths and hidden stories of eighteen infamous crimes.
Side B Films’ Dom Giorgi said: “We started out with an idea that people were interested in crime and music and the point at which they come together. We’re all aware of songs about crimes, or artists who have been inspired by criminal acts, and we wanted to dig deeper, to find out more about what motivated these songwriters, musicians and composers. As soon as we scratched the surface, the stories were deeper and richer, and sometimes even more troubling, than we had imagined. Killer Soundtrack draws on interviews with singers, songwriters, authors, photographers, criminals, prosecutors and witnesses to give a new perspective on horrific crimes and the music they inspired.”
Natalie Lawley, managing director of Escapade Media, said: “Escapade values the relationship with Dom. His approach to the creation of content and the end product really aligns with Escapade’s core values and brand. We are very happy to be working with him again and look forward to introducing this series across the world.”