The australian director Emma Sullivan was the last, who was doing an interview with the now livstidsdømte killer Peter Madsen, before he sailed out in his submarine with Kim Wall 10. august of the previous year.
She has already started in 2016, to make the filming of a documentary that had to be about Peter Madsen's laboratory, and his attempt to become the first amateur in space.
But a year after that she went in once, took the story to put it mildly, a violent and unexpected turn, when Peter Madsen was arrested and charged with the brutal killing of the Swedish journalist.
But now, footage for the documentary 'INTO THE DEEP', which gets its world premiere in 2020 at the prestigious american Sundance film Festival and can be seen on Netflix in 2020. The film is produced by the Danish producer Mette Heide of Plus Pictures.
Here is a picture from the film. Photo: Plus Pictures
It informs the production company in a press release.
'By the use of a year of footage give the film an unprecedented insight into the story of a seemingly eccentric, who turns into a murderer. Emma Sullivan was filming last time with the Madsen 10. august 2017 – the same day as he invites Kim to the Wall out on his submarine, they write.
instead of focusing on Peter Madsen comes the focus to be on the young aides about the inventor and their development from their life before the crime, that they slowly understand Madsen's true nature and must recognize that the man they trusted has abused their trust', according to the press release.
Emma Sullivan calls the film a very personal story for her.
When I started the project, I was witness to a group of young people met together to participate in something shared and something positive with a mentor, they admired. But then it was unbearable... What it means to be a part of a such a nightmare to change your life forever, says the director, who calls the film 'a testimony of the young people who slowly have to acknowledge the truth about the man they have worked with and the terrible crime he has committed'.
Producer Mette Heide says in the press release, that Emma Sullivan has created an important documentary about the 'the ultimate human deception'.
'the Film shows the consequences of an extreme form of manipulation and the young person's attempt to regain control over their own lives', says Mette Heide, who earlier has been behind the Netflix documentary about Amanda Knox, who was innocently convicted of murder in Italy. The film was nominated for two Emmy awards.
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Emma Sullivan testified in the district court in march last year, where Peter Madsen stood indicted for the killing of Kim Wall. Here she had emerged strongly affected.
she told me that She and her photographer made an interview with Peter Madsen between 15.15 and 16.30 and left the workshop around the clock 17, the 10. august.
Kim Wall called the now drabstiltalte at 16.38 and agreed to the interview. It reached Peter Madsen, however, not to mention for the tv-team.
She explained in court, that Peter Madsen in the interview started to talk about that he should learn to keep mouth, because he had a hard time keeping things for themselves.
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And then he began to use the analogy that he was the prime suspect in the murder of his neighbor's wife, and that he had the right to remain silent, and anything he would say could be used in court against him, explained the director.
- I just understand you right. So a few hours before Peter Madsen sailing out with Kim Wall, he has used the comparison, he could be the prime suspect in a murder, asked the prosecutor.
- Yes. He used it as an analogy to explain that he should learn to keep his mouth, she said in court.
'INTO THE DEEP' will get its world premiere in 2020 at the prestigious american Sundance film Festival, which takes place from 23. January to 2. February 2020 in Utah, the UNITED states and can be seen on Netflix in 2020.
the Film is produced by the Danish producer Mette Heide Plus Pictures.