Out of Thin Air

Mosaic Films

TV Programming

England

2016

Total project grant (euros)

59,000

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

MEDIA

Funding scheme

TV Programming

Call number

21/2015

Call publication date

23 Sep 2015

Application deadline

3 Dec 2015

Result publication date

18 Apr 2016

In December 1976 six suspects confessed to the murders of Gudmundur Einarsson and Geirfinnur Einarsson. The incarceration of the suspects ended what had become a national crisis in a small country accustomed to a lack of criminal activity. The six suspects served prison terms, with one of them receiving the longest sentence in Icelandic history – life plus one year. Due to a combination of lengthy interrogations, long periods of solitary confinement and the intense pressure of the case, the suspects fabricated their own involvement in a crime that none of them committed. Some of the suspects were so badly afflicted that, to this day, they are unsure of whether or not they committed a murder.

London based Mosaic Films are a well-established documentary production company with a proud history of making award-winning creative documentaries in the UK and throughout the world. This 90 minute documentary is a co-production between with Sagafilms Production in Iceland for BBC Storyville.

Andy Glynne, Executive Producer at Mosaic Films said:

"Creative Europe always has been and continues to be a source of invaluable support, not only for individual companies, but also for enabling a rich, diverse and often innovative media community across borders."

Look at our 2016 Results Report for a comprehensive overview of Creative Europe's support to the production of UK television programmes in 2016.

Read our blog with Andy Glynne, on how they got this project off the ground.

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