The four-part docuseries is available Wednesdays, beginning March 4th, 2020
The Oland Murder is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at a murder case told in real time. In 2011, multi-millionaire Richard Oland of the Moosehead Brewing family was found bludgeoned to death. His son, Dennis, quickly became the police’s prime suspect. The shocking murder and trial that made front-page news across the country, receives a rare and in-depth treatment in this CBC original true-crime documentary from eOne. The four-part docuseries is available Wednesdays, beginning March 4th, 2020, on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service.
Deborah Wainwright is an award-winning director and Gemini and Canadian Screen Award nominated producer who has been working in Vancouver’s television production industry since 1986. Her experience as a producer and director spans the genres from children’s shows (Sesame Street Canada - CBC) and music documentaries (Barenaked in America - Feature) to documentary series (Border Security: Canada’s Front Line (Corus/Netflix) and one-offs (Every Body - Bravo). Over the years, Deborah has held most production line items but for almost a decade she was the Head of Creative at Force Four Entertainment (an Entertainment One company), overseeing story and creative on all productions including the ground breaking documentary series’, Keeping Canada Alive (CBC) and Keeping Canada Safe, the social experiment documentary The Audience (Corus), the youth program, Tricked (YTV), and the charming relationship series, First Dates (Corus). Deborah focuses on seeking out projects that inspire even while they entertain and for the last 3 years has been director, producer and writer on THE OLAND MURDER , a four-part true crime series for CBC.
Deborah has a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, Human Learning and Development from the University of British Columbia and a PhD in Communication from the prestigious Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania.
With a combined 30 years of experience in film and television, Laurie is an accomplished senior producer in Vancouver’s television market. Most recently Case held the reins as series producer on the highly anticipated true crime series for CBC “The Oland Murder,” which follows the intense and complicated murder trial of Dennis Oland. Prior to that she was on staff as Senior VP of Force Four Entertainment. She has also been at the helm of the ratings hits for Corus and Netflix “Border Security: America’s Front Line” for two seasons, and “Border Security: Canada’s Front Line” for three seasons. Over the years Case has earned an impressive and diverse range of credits in every genre from scripted to lifestyle to documentary. Whether producing from the field, cutting in the edit chair or supervising in the production office, Laurie has always been passionate about telling stories that are engaging, educational and entertaining. Her experience, skill set and knowledge in every aspect of production allow her to lead teams with confidence and provide critical oversight to the production.
Laurie has played key roles on critically acclaimed documentaries such as The Wild Horse Redemption (CBC/TIFF selection), and The Suicide Tourist (CTV/Gemini winner), but perhaps her most rewarding work has come from 20 years of producing, writing and co-directing films for the New Westminster based organization Hope International Development Agency. Together with a small team of professionals who volunteer their time, they have created breathtaking and emotional films all over the world to raise millions of dollars for the poor.
Premieres Wednesday, March 4 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service.
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