‘She Sings Of Murder and Love’: Professor Virginia Heath’s new documentary feature research project selected for International DOK.fest Munich Masters Pitch

Professor Virginia Heath has been selected for the prestigious International DOK.fest Munich Masters Pitch on 6th May with her new documentary feature research project, ‘She Sings of Murder and Love’. She is also presenting the project with Composer David McAulay in the competitive Composer’s Pitch on 7th May.

The research project has been developed with funding from Screen Scotland; the Art, Design & Media Research Centre (ADMRC) and Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University.

She Sings of Murder and Love’ is a feminist true crime hybrid documentary about Keeley Moss, an Irish singer songwriter from Dublin. Keeley is, in her own words, obsessed with getting justice for the murder of a young German backpacker, Inga Maria Hauser, who was killed in Ballypatrick Forest in Northern Ireland in 1988, at the very height of ‘The Troubles’. Keeley has written the definitive Blog on this brutal, sexually motivated crime. But in a unique twist on the ‘obsessive detective’, she is also making the world’s first true crime LP album, using her music to keep Inga’s unsolved cold case in the public eye, in the hope of bringing the alleged perpetrator to justice.

Image of actress playing Inga - image provided by Virginia Heath

Image of actress playing Inga – image provided by Professor Virginia Heath

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Virginia Heath is Professor of Film in the ADMRC at Sheffield Hallam University. She is a multi-award winning writer/director with New Zealand and UK nationality. She directs documentary and drama films including the acclaimed, BAFTA nominated, From Scotland With Love and Berlinale award winning Relativity.