Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Content Media to Sell 'Pistorius'

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Content Media to Sell 'Pistorius'

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Vaughan Sivell is shooting the film about the South African, who became the first double-leg amputee to compete at the Olympic Games in 2012.

However, Pistorius fell from grace a year later following the death of his fiancée Reeva Steenkamp that eventually led to his murder conviction.

Pistorius sets out to investigate the truth behind its central character as well as the reputation of South Africa itself as a place of violent crime and corruption.

Sivell also produces the film, styled as Making A Murderer-meets-Senna, alongside Western Edge Pictures colleague Sean Richard and the Gennaker Group.

"Oscar Pistorius captured and then broke our hearts," said president of film Jamie Carmichael, who is introducing Pistorius with head of sales Harry White. "And there's a danger South Africa will do the same. …

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