Tales of the Grim Sleeper

Director Nick Broomfield and contributor Pam in foreground driving a car


Production Company: HBO Documentary Films, in association with Sky Atlantic & Lafayette Films

Date: February to March 2015

Legendary British filmmaker Nick Bromfield’s documentary, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, looks at the arrest of Lonnie Franklin Jr in July 2010 after a 25-year killing spree in which it is thought he could have killed over 100 women, potentially making him the most prolific serial killer in history.

Significantly his arrest was not the product of painstaking detective work but completely accidental, the result of a computer DNA match that linked him to a possible 20 victims. Tales of the Grim Sleeper looks into how it was possible for this to happen, investigating the shocking levels of official neglect for African-Americans in the US today.


tpr media were approached to coordinate a publicity campaign around the UK nationwide theatrical release across cities including London, Bristol, Norwich, Liverpool, Oxford, Canterbury, Glasgow and Ipswich at cinemas including Curzon and Picturehouse branches. Our strategy was both national and regional, resulting in features in the Guardian, Telegraph and The Sun, alongside TV and radio interviews with a wide range of regional titles.