In 2017, Lizard King Entertainment began work on short film / TV pilot “The Interrogation of Olivia Donovan”. The film was written, produced and directed by Carl Mackenzie and starred Eva Pope (‘Waterloo Road’, ‘Silent Witness’, ‘Coronation Street’), Ellie Paskell (‘Waterloo Road’, ‘Shameless’) and Cristian Solimeno (‘Footballers’ Wives’, ‘Rush’).
The film also acts as the TV pilot for 3-part mini-series 'The Interrogation' which continues to tell the story of the characters in the aftermath of the events that unfold in "The Interrogation of Olivia Donovan".
The full pilot script and treatments are available for option.
As a short film, it received the Jury Special Mention for Outstanding UK Film at Manchester Film Festival in 2017, Eva Pope received a nomination for best supporting actress at the California Women’s Film Festival in Hollywood and the film was also nominated for Best Short Film and Best Supporting Actress (Ellie Paskell) at the Romford Film Festival.
In 2018, “The Interrogation of Olivia Donovan” took part in a special showcase at BAFTA 195 called Film Inclusive; Women which focused on films with women in the lead role.
The film is due for release through Amazon Prime in 2019.