London 29 March

Abacus Media Rights (AMR), an Amcomri Entertainment Inc, has acquired distribution rights for the compulsive, revelatory and untold true story of serial killer Ivan Robert Marko Milat, “The Backpacker Killer” and confirms international sales of the series.

Recently aired on Channel 7 in Australia and produced by award-winning production company EQ Media Group and Bannaby Productions in Australia, “Ivan Milat: Buried Secrets” (4 x 60’ with 2 x 90’ version also available)is a strong series and has already been acquired by A+E Networks UK for Crime+Investigation for UK, Central and Eastern Europe, Greece, Benelux, Middle East and Africa and RTL Crime in Germany, with a number of further deals soon to be announced.

The documentary series is Executive Produced by Brendan Dahill (Rhys Darby Big in JapanThis Could Go Anywhere, The Night Caller), David Alrich (Body Hack, Outback Lockdown) and Hamish Thomson (60 Minutes, Sunday Night, Inside Story, Nelson Mandela: Warrior for Peace, Bladerunner – My Lover, My Killer: Oscar Pistorius).

AMR, which boasts a long-standing relationship with visionary producer EQ Media Group, has also confirmed sales of other EQ titles, including Hitler’s Secret Sex Life (4 x 60’) to NTV – Germany, National Geographic – Japan, A&E – UK, Benelux, CEE, Sweden and The History Channel Iberia as well as How the Nazis Lost the War (6 x 60’) which has been picked up by National Geographic – Benelux, National Geographic – Japan, A&E – UK, CEE, Sweden and The History Channel Iberia.

Managing Director of AMR, Jonathan Ford, commented “It’s a real pleasure working with EQ Media Group and to represent their diverse programming internationally.  We are extremely pleased to have already secured sales of true crime documentary series Ivan Milat: Buried Secrets.  It is a disturbing, riveting story that remains open-ended as there are potentially many more victims yet to be found.”

Ivan Milat, aka The Backpacker killer, is Australia’s most notorious serial killer, jailed for life in 1996 for the murder of seven young Australian and international backpackers and the disposal of their bodies in the Belanglo State Forest, 90 minutes south of Sydney.

Now, a year after Milat’s death in a maximum-security prison, Australia’s foremost criminal investigative team set out to prove Milat had many more victims, many more burial grounds, and there are dozens of families who have lost loved ones and need closure.

Criminal psychologist Tim Watson-Munro and Forensic Anthropologist and Criminologist Dr Xanthe Mallet will uncover compelling evidence that 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Milat’s first victim – and there could be up to two dozen more.

Press Contact: Debbie Lawrence, The Lippin Company Ltd – – +44 7771 850580

Category: ,