Wednesday, June 24, 2015

'SOAKED IN BLEACH', comes to DVD, re-examines the death of Kurt Cobain coming on August 14th


Benjamin Statler's groundbreaking docudrama explores the controversial death of Kurt Cobain

Soaked In Bleach, a docudrama by Benjamin Statler, reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain's death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband (Kurt Cobain) only days before his deceased body was found at their Seattle home. Cobain's death was ruled a suicide by the police (a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound), but doubts have circulated for twenty years as to the legitimacy of this ruling, especially due to the work of Mr. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff's detective, who did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could very well have occurred. The film develops as a narrative mystery with cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses and the examination of official artifacts from the 1994 case.

Statler says, "Half of the film is cinematic recreations of Tom Grant's investigation in 94' incorporating actual audio recordings, while the other half of the film is interviews with Tom Grant and some of the world's top experts in the respective areas of the case. The recreations served the purpose of helping people to see how the investigation actually unfolded and to better appreciate the context of certain situations. The interviews provide the objective scientific facts involved in the case of Kurt Cobain's death and back up what Tom Grant has been saying for 20 plus years."

Soaked In Bleach is Benjamin Statler's directorial debut. He also wrote and produced the film under his production company Montani Productions He has been the executive producer on such projects as fan favorite Comic Con Episode 4: A Fan's Hope and the fact-based Navy Seal thriller Act Of Valor.

Soaked In Bleach, is the first in a trilogy of docudramas to be produced by Montani Productions. Ben will also be producing and directing other projects with Montani, which primarily will be based on true life stories.