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February 19, 2013 10:13 AM
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Project of the Day: 'Bloody Work' Tells the Unknown, Unsolved Mysteries of Nine Texas Murders

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"Bloody Work: The Unsolved Mystery of the Servant Girl Annihilator"

Tweetable Logline:

Three years before Jack the Ripper, death stalked the streets of Austin, Texas. Who took nine lives and why were they never caught?
 

Elevator Pitch:

Three years before Jack the Ripper, Austin Texas has its own serial killer. Nine victims. Officially unsolved. And the crimes are almost totally forgotten. This is one of America's scariest unknown unsolved mysteries.

Production Team:

Writer/producer/director: Martin Wagner
Director of Photography (tentative): Jen White
Executive Producers: Thad Engeling, Charles Stearns

About the Production:

"After a short film project fell through in 2007, I decided to pursue a new project for my directorial debut. I came across information about the obscure 1885 Servant Girl Annihilator movies in Austin, and immediately realized this was a subject for a fantastic film. I was also surprised to note that, because the crimes are so unknown, there is very little publicly available information about them, and no authoritative book or film has been produced. I realize that a documentary would make the project producable for me as a first-time director, and have been researching ever since." -- Martin Wagner

Current Status:

Fundraising, additional research.
 

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