Mentorn Media has been commissioned by BBC Three to make a fast-turnaround special on the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, allegedly shot to death by her boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius. Pistorius, who won two Gold medals and a Silver at the Paralympic Games in London in 2012, is accused of murder but has plead not guilty.
The hour-long documentary is commissioned by Fiona Campbell of the BBC and the Executive Producer for Mentorn is Steve Anderson. The Producer/Director is Nick London and Associate Producer is Shekhar Bhatia. The presenter is Rick Edwards, who recently made his debut fronting BBC Three’s Free Speech and presented Paralympics coverage for Channel 4. The programme will be pre-sold by Passion Distribution.
Mentorn also made BBC Three’s recent fast-turnaround special Superstorm Sandy: Caught On Camera, and Dispatches: Murder On Honeymoon in South Africa on the case of Anni Dewani.
“BBC Three is never afraid to tackle current affairs and we are committed to showing bold, thought-provoking programmes for 16-34s. Mentorn will be producing this programme at incredible speed, and together with presenter Rick Edwards, I’m sure they will deliver a documentary that will bring a new angle to this ever developing news story,” said Zai Bennett, Controller of BBC Three.