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Filmmakers Play Themselves In “Faking A Murderer”

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | News

Are they in over their heads?

5’7 Films, the filmmaking team behind the stoner horror flick Scarecrows and the Netflix documentary hit Jack of All Trades have joined forces once again with Breakthrough Entertainment to release their new film FAKING A MURDERER this fall. Combining the online haziness of Catfish with the backwoods dread of Deliverance, FAKING A MURDERER sees director Stu Stone and producer Adam Rodness helming the project, only this time the two filmmakers appear in front of the camera as well as behind it.

Rodness and Stone stumble upon a series of online videos which they believe contain a man confessing to the murder of someone named Stacy. With “True Crime” being the hottest genre in the industry, they decide that they too should cash in on the trend, creating a hit series of their own. After convincing a broadcaster this project is sure to be a success, their pitch earns them the green light. Adam and Stu hit the ground running and begin their investigation, hire a production crew and head out on the road, but as time ticks away and their bank account runs dry, they must go to any means necessary to deliver what they promised. What they believe to be a straightforward murder case turns into an unforgettable manhunt that could have deadly consequences for all.

Produced in partnership with Hollywood Suite and Astrolab Studios, the film is set to have its world broadcast premiere on the Hollywood Suite channel on October 14, 2020. Check out the exclusive trailer below!

Rocco T. Thompson
Rocco is a Rondo-nominated film journalist and avid devotee of all things weird and outrageous. He penned the cover story for Rue Morgue's landmark July/Aug 2019 "Queer Fear" Special Issue, and is an associate producer on In Search of Darkness: Part III, the latest installment in CreatorVC's popular 1980s horror documentary series.