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‘Original Sin’: BAFTA-Winning ‘Uprising’ Producer Rogan Productions Forging High-End Doc On South African Alleged Killer Gerhard Jansen Van Vuuren With Electric Shadow Company

‘Original Sin’: BAFTA-Winning ‘Uprising’ Producer Rogan Productions Forging High-End Doc On South African Alleged Killer Gerhard Jansen Van Vuuren With Electric Shadow Company

Exclusive: BAFTA-winning Uprising producer Rogan Productions and Electric Shadow Company are forging Original Sin, a documentary miniseries exploring South African alleged murderer Gerhard Jansen van Vuuren and his trial.

After allegedly violently murdering his girlfriend Andrea Venter, when she was 25, in front of witnesses and CCTV cameras, and escaping prison twice, van Vuuren evaded the authorities across two continents for years, assumed three different identities and started families with several different women, before he was caught in 2020.

His trial was filmed as part of the doc and sentencing is due next month, while producers gained access to many of the major characters in the case along with reams of archive from both van Vuuren and Venter’s family.

The producers are forging as a mini-series but have the option to craft into a feature film. African producer MultiChoice Studios is also on board and Original Sin is being made in association

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