VATICAN GIRL, NETFLIX

Netflix original series: BAFTA TV Award nominee 2023

FORMAT: Four-part series | Duration: 4 x 60 minutes | 4k

SYNOPSIS: Rome, Vatican City, 1983. After leaving a music lesson, 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi, a Vatican citizen, vanishes without a trace — entangling the Church in a decades-long mystery. Amidst falsified evidence, evocative drama reconstructions, and alleged tracks, Emmy winner director Mark Lewis (former author of “Don’t F**k with Cats”) explores the theories that have gripped Italy ever since, involving everyone from the mafia, terrorists to top ranks of the Catholic Church.

AWARDS: BAFTA TV Awards 2023 Nominee, Best Factual Series | Grierson Awards 2023 Shortlisted, Best History Documentary

IMPACT: The series had a significant social impact, prompting both the Italian Parliament and the Vatican to reopen their investigations into the disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi; it holds the potential to uncover new information in the case.

DIRECTOR: Mark Lewis

EDITORS: Joe Carey (Lead Editor), Cristina Balduin (Additional Editor)

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Stefano Ferrari

PRODUCERS: Chiara Messineo, Jonny Taylor, Simon Mills

CHANNEL: Netflix

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Raw TV