OUT OF THIN AIR
Six people confess to two violent murders. But was it all in their heads? Iceland’s strangest ever criminal case, where nothing is as it seems. Dylan’s first feature documentary blends powerful eye witness interviews, contemporary archive, and dramatic reconstruction to bring to life an iconic tale.
WINNER: Best Documentary at Cinema Scandinavia Awards
BROADCAST: Netflix and BBC Storyville.
FESTIVALS: Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Nordisk Panorama, Watch Docs amongst others.
SCREEN DAILY: Director Dylan Howitt combines diligent detective work…with dramatic reconstructions that have the look and tension of a fictional Scandi noir-style crime story. The result is a documentary that becomes a fascinating, compelling thriller in its own right.
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: ‘Haunting, stylishly executed, gorgeously photographed’
DAILY MAIL: 'A riveting real life story.' ★★★★
DAILY TELEGRAPH: 'Gripping true crime documentary.'
THE GUARDIAN: 'The first-hand testimony...is especially harrowing.'
OBSERVER: ‘Dylan Howitt’s masterful Storyville chronicles what happened when new evidence revealed a famous 1974 murder case to have been a tragic miscarriage of justice that destroyed the lives of two “perfect scapegoats”.
THE SUNDAY TIMES: 'A dreamy, drug-laced story of a youthquake in volcano country.'
THE TIMES: 'Fascinating twists and turns.'
MAIL ON SUNDAY: 'We're used to European crime dramas, but here the chilling story is all too real.'
FINANCIAL TIMES: 'A tautly constructed documentary that combines all the thrills of Scandi noir with the frisson of reality.' ★★★★