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The Topic:

The death penalty was re-instated in the United States in 1976. Since then, for every ten people that have been executed, one person has been exonerated and released from death row after spending an average of ten years in isolation.

The Format:

'One For Ten' is an online series of films that were produced and broadcast over five weeks in April and May of 2013. During that time, a team of four traveled the width of the US and interviewed ten individuals who have been freed from death row. Each of the films profiles a major issue in wrongful convictions highlighted through an individual case.

'One for Ten' is a completely new form of interactive film-making; each film was shot in a day, edited the next and uploaded that night. This allowed us to utilise social media to engage our audience in the filmmaking process. They were able to ask interview questions of each our interviewees as well as helping to shape the films with feedback.

During the five weeks, we travelled over 5,500 miles in our RV (which doubled as a mobile production office) and a new film premiered online every Tuesday and Friday.