Untitled Ryan Ferguson Documentary
"Award-winning producer, social justice advocate and co-owner of the St. Louis Rams, Chip Rosenbloom and NY Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and journalist, Dylan Ratigan are joining forces with award-winning director star and creator of MTV’s WORLD OF JENKS and author Andrew Jenks for an untitled documentary centered on the 2005 murder trial and controversial conviction, of college student Ryan Ferguson. Ferguson was convicted for the 2001 brutal assault and killing of Kent Heitholt, the popular sports editor for Missouri’s Columbia Daily Tribune. Ratigan and Rosenbloom will serve as producers on the project. Directed by Jenks, filming will begin immediately.
The documentary presents a revolutionary look into America’s judicial system through the prism of one of the past decade’s most controversial cases. Ryan Ferguson was convicted and has spent almost his entire 20s in prison based on the testimony of two witnesses, both of whom have now admitted they committed perjury. In the documentary, Director Andrew Jenks takes an unconventional and personal interest in Ferguson’s story and explores what happened to Ferguson by uncovering all facets of this riveting case.
“We are the same age, we look alike, we both love basketball. I feel like Ryan Ferguson and I grew up in the same house. I am going behind bars to really understand Ryan and what happened to him,” says Director Andrew Jenks." -Deadline