05 February 2024
Well it has been quite a jam-packed few weeks for us here at Revelation Films. We headed over to Europe last week for a mega-shoot in three countries with Andy Swallow for our film about his life - Underdog. First we headed over to Baden, Switzerland where we took Andy to a tower that he resided in for four months back in the 80s. When we say resided, he didn't have much choice in the matter if you catch our drift but it really was a blast from the past and the story is really fascinating. Then we hopped over to Rome for a day where we were invited into the headquarters of the Lazio Ultras where we filmed with a few members. This is a conversation not to be missed. Our final stop was Tenerife, where we filmed Andy, his son Danny and a few DJS broadcasting live for Centreforce Radio. It was quite the change from the freezing 15th century prison tower that we were in a few days earlier!
The film is due for completion early this summer and we really hope to shine a light on someone that the country feels like it knows already, but really doesn't. It's a story that should be told.
As well as Andy and Danny Swallow, the film also features contributions from Irvine Welsh, Terry Stone, Cass Pennant, Carton Leach, Bill Gardner, a host of Centreforce DJs and many more!
9 October 2023
REVELATION GOES TO MIPCOM
Revelation will be in attendance at MIPCOM 2023 with our slate of standout true crime productions - existing, brand new and in development. As well as The Real Manhunter and Murder Of The Essex Boys, we will be presenting some brand new projects including Underdog - The Andy Swallow Story, a project which has been in the works for some time and many more. Stay tuned for more information.
6 October 2023
THE REAL MANHUNTER 3
RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED
We are thrilled to announce the the third series of The Real Manhunter with the inimitable Colin Sutton will begin on Sky Crime on 6th November 2023. The first episode will air on the main channel at 9pm but in order the launch the new series with a bang, it will be available on demand from 2am. Episodes 2, 3 and 4 will follow weekly before we take a break for Christmas then we return on 8th January 2024 for the final four episodes. We're really proud that the third series retains everything that makes this show so popular with audiences and we can't wait for you to see it.
13 June 2022
THE REAL MANHUNTER 2 AIR DATE CONFIRMED
The Real Manhunter is coming back for the second season to Sky Crime on the 13 June 2022, with another 10 episodes. The true crime documentary kicks off with The murder of Sally Lawrence as the first episode.
09 June 2022
BOOK RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED
I Am Norwell Roberts will be released on the 9th of June; a biography about the journey of Norwell Robert as the first black police officer in the Metropolitan police. In the book, Roberts tell the story of his journey from his childhood in the suburb of Kent to the hardship he faced as a police officer in the Met.
12 April 2022
REVELATION IS GOING GREEN
Revelation Films is proud to be working with Albert to reduce its carbon footprint. Our aim is to reduce waste, recycle and reuse products, to use greener forms of transport and low energy electronics amongst other actions.
Albert is an environmental organisation aiming to encourage the TV and film production industry to reduce waste and its carbon footprint and we are committed to being part of the scheme on all of our new productions.
17 March 2021
Revelation Films is proud to have signed an exclusive deal to tell the trailblazing story of London's first black police officer, Norwell Roberts. The deal, which includes book and television rights, will see Norwell open the door to his life and experiences for the very first time.
26 October 2023
A NOTE FROM US
We are proud to announce that Revelation Films has become a founder member of the Association Of True Crime Producers. As members of the association, we recognise that it is our duty to adhere to guidelines that are designed to protect the loved ones of the victims whose stories are covered in our shows.
We have always endeavoured to be respectful when we cover these cases and talk about some of the most brutal of crimes, and the ATCP is an initiative that has been set up to ensure that members conform to the highest possible standards of integrity.
Since starting work on The Real Manhunter in 2020, we’re proud to have received many phone calls and emails from the families and friends of victims, whether they have appeared in the show or chosen not to, all of which have been positive and even thankful for the way we have handled the stories. We cover the cases with both authenticity and sensitivity which has dovetailed with the series lead, former DCI Colin Sutton’s own working practices during his time leading a Metropolitan Police murder and serious crime squad.
We will continue to carry these standards across all of our current and future productions.
6 October 2023
MURDER OF THE ESSEX BOYS - OUT SOON
The story of the Rettendon Range Rover murders remains one of the most talked about crimes in modern Britain and this film will finally put rest to all the conspiracies and false accounts that have been ongoing for over thirty years. This brand new film will be available digitally from 30th October 2023.
10 August 2022
FILMING WRAPS ON WEST END GIRLS
After an eventful two-month shoot, we finally wrapped on our latest project this week. West End Girls, whilst sticking with the true crime genre, will be something a little different for us and for that reason we can't give too much information away. What we will say though is that it feels special, and important, and we hope you all feel the same when you see it.
11 JUNE 2022
REVELATION x CRIMECON LONDON
Come see us and Colin Sutton in CrimeCon on the 11th and 12 June at CrimeCon London. We will be there with The Real Manhunter merchandise. Colin Sutton will be speaking on Saturday and Sunday as well as doing a book signing.
11 May 2022
REVELATION SIGNS DEAL WITH SIGNATURE ENTERTAINMENT
Signature Signs Global Rights To British True Crime Docs ‘Bellfield’ & ‘West End Girls: The Search For A Serial Killer’ From ‘The Real Manhunter’ producer Revelation Films.
17 March 2021
THE REAL MANHUNTER
AIR DATE CONFIRMED
Revelation Films is delighted to announce that The Real Manhunter will begin broadcasting on the Sky Crime channel from the 29th March 2021. The 8-part series will begin with two feature length episodes covering the cases of Delroy Grant 'The Night Stalker' and Levi Bellfield, both of whom Colin Sutton helped to catch and convict of their crimes.
17 March 2021
BRAND NEW CO-PRODUCTION
Revelation Films is pleased to announce that it has agreed a deal with Optomen Television to co-produce a one hour documentary programme for ITV about the case of 'The Night Stalker' Delroy Grant. 'The Real Manhunt' will accompany the broadcast of the ITV drama adapted from former DCI Colin Sutton's book about his extraordinary role in solving the 17 year-old case in just 17 days following his review of the investigations. Manhunt 2 – The Night Stalker starring Martin Clunes as SIO/DCI Colin Sutton is to be broadcast ITV later in the year.