"Tales of the Grim Sleeper has a quiet emotional force."
- Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter
This Masterclass discusses the making of Tales of the Grim Sleeper (2014), HBO's documentary by award winning documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield and offers attendees the invaluable opportunity to network with one of the most highly regarded documentary filmmakers in the film industry. Film screening will be followed by Q&As with the Director.
Tales of the Grim Sleeper investigates into the murders of serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr. in Los Angeles. Lonnie Franklin Jr was arrested in July 2010 after a 25 year killing spree in which it is thought he could have killed over a 100 victims, potentially making him the most prolific serial killer in history. Significantly his arrest was not the product of painstaking detective work but completely accidental, the result of a computer DNA match that linked him to a possible 20 victims. Franklin now awaits trial. Tales of the Grim Sleeper looks into how it was possible for all this to happen.
Meet Nick Broomfield at Pembroke College and ask questions about his work and his new film Tales of the Grim Sleeper!
Nick Broomfield studied Law at Cardiff, and Political Science at Essex University, he then went onto study film at the National Film School, under Professor Colin Young.
He made his first film Who Cares about Slum Clearance in Liverpool, while at University, by borrowing a wind up Bolex camera, and shooting it on short ends. Professor Colin Young at the NFS had a great influence on his work encouraging participant observation, as well as introducing him to the lovely and most talented Joan Churchill. Together Joan and Nick made several films, Juvenille Liaison, Tattooed Tears, Soldier Girls, Lily Tomlin, and more recently Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer. They also have a son together. Nick Broomfield is the recipient of the following awards amongst others, Sundance first prize, British Academy Award, Prix Italia, Dupont Peabody Award, Grierson Award, Hague Peace Prize, Amnesty International Doen Award.
Photo credit: Mathew Randall