Movie The Queen & Zak Grieve

THE QUEEN & ZAK GRIEVE

Directed by Ivan O'Mahoney

'Deeply compelling...a superbly made true-crime series.’ 
- Luke Buckmaster
'Compelling and thought provoking. Pick of the Week.' 
- The Age
'Jaw-dropping, heart-breaking, game-changing longform journalism.
- Trent Dalton
‘Up there with the best of the genre...' 
- Justin Burke, The Australian

THE QUEEN & ZAK GRIEVE


Foxtel & The Australian  |  2017 |  60min

Crime reporter Dan Box investigates how Zak Grieve, a young Indigenous man from the Northern Territory was sentenced to life imprisonment for a murder he didn't physically commit. Dan pieces together the facts of the killing, including talking to the woman who paid for the murder to take place. 

No forensic evidence linked Zak Grieve to the killing, so why did the police pursue him and were there others in the town who knew just as much about the murder before it took place?

 

As Dan traces the 2011 murder case from Zak Grieve’s arrest, his trial and ultimately imprisonment, the documentary lays bare the workings of a flawed legal system that will ‘inevitably bring about injustice’.

With unprecedented access to the evidence and to those involved in the murder, The Queen & Zak Grieve reveals the conspiracy behind the murder. 

 



 

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

 

KENNEDY AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM 2018
WINNER - Outstanding Online Video

AACTA AWARDS 2018

Nominated - Best Documentary or Factual Program


BANFF TELEVISION FESTIVAL 2018
Nominated - Crime and Investigation Program


LOGIE AWARDS 2018

Nominated - Most Outstanding Documentary or Factual Program

AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD AWARDS 2018
Nominated - Direction in a Documentary Series

MONTE CARLO TELEVISION AWARDS 2018

Nominated - Best Documentary Series


LOGIE AWARDS 2018
Nominated - Most Outstanding Public Affair Report

WALKLEY AWARDS 2018

Nominated - Production 
Nominated - Television Camerawork

KEY CREDITS

Presenter & Writer
DAN BOX
Director & Producer
IVAN O'MAHONEY
Cinematography
AARON SMITH
Editor
LEAH DONOVAN
Composer
HELENA CZAJKA
Indigenous Consultant
JAMES PARFITT
Executive Producer
JOHN LYONS
NIAL FULTON 
IVAN O'MAHONEY

THE AUSTRALIAN and SCREEN AUSTRALIA
in association with SCREEN NSW and FOXTEL
an IN FILMS production