Trailer for new true crime mockumentary drops


Fans of captivating storytelling and dark humour will soon have a new obsession as ArtSpear Entertainment, whose audience total over 2.87 million YouTube subscribers, in collaboration with a star-studded cast and crew, has dropped the trailer on their upcoming true crime mockumentary series.

Alongside Artspear’s creative duo Rita Artmann and Joe Bauer, UnTrue Crime includes renowned comedy creator and influencer Lyanna Kea and acclaimed composer Amara Primero, known for her work on the Murder of Lyn Dawson, Ivan Milat Buried Secrets and the disappearance of William Tyrrell.

The six-part parody UnTrue Crime follows woefully incompetent Detectives Spoink (Artmann) and Hoggman (Bauer) who stumble into a classic murder scenario full of twists.

ArtSpear Entertainment co-owner and producer Rita Artmann says the series is a comical exploration of true crime that will captivate audiences in November.

“We’re really looking forward to the release of UnTrue Crime. The trailer dropped on YouTube on 21 October, two weeks before episode one debuts in early November,” says Ms Artmann.

“The trailer offers viewers a taste of the fun storytelling and quality that can be expected from this new miniseries.

“We’re excited to share Detectives Spoink and Hoggman’s story, who retrace their stumbling footsteps through an investigation into a classic murder scenario and it’s a question of how many times they get wrong, before they accidently get it right.”

Joe Bauer takes the helm as both writer and director on UnTrue Crime, while Rita Artmann takes charge as writer and producer.

The miniseries will feature six 15-minute episodes aired weekly from 4 November on ArtSpear Entertainment’s YouTube channel, which has amassed over 600 million views.

In support of UnTrue Crime, ArtSpear collaborated with Australian musicians Bianca Hendy, Michael Collins and Tom Wilson to create an original comedy song ‘Stop Calling Us Pigs’.

The track features in the series and the full song and music video will be launched on the 16th of December after the series has finished airing.

ArtSpear Entertainment co-owner and director Mr Bauer says they are hoping that the series attracts the attention of a streaming platform or broadcast network.

“With season one set to debut in November, we are currently developing the story for season two, which we would like to produce on a larger scale and expand into half-hour episodes,” says Mr Bauer.

“YouTube can act as a launchpad to showcase creative potential and capture the attention of audiences and streaming services alike.

“Getting picked up by a broadcast network or streaming service would be the culmination of our journey on YouTube and a chance to share our stories with an even broader audience.”

UnTrue Crime comprises of some exceptional talents including Aaron Singfield, an award-winning cinematographer celebrated for his work in A Godless Country, Tracie Filmer, a skilled actress known for her compelling performance in In Our Blood, Fraser Anderson, a versatile actor recognised for his role in Black Snow, and Daniel Cordery, a filmmaker with expertise in VFX and a prominent YouTuber boasting 115K subscribers for his channel, Cordzfx.

The series is funded and supported through Screen Australia and YouTube’s highly coveted Skip Ahead initiative.

Known for their viral video parodies and compelling content, ArtSpear Entertainment has a number of upcoming projects including Fanfictasia, the fourth part in their animated pop-culture crossover murder mystery series, which is a spin-off series to their most popular animated series The Super-Bowl Saga.

ArtSpear Entertainment is an independent production company located on the Gold Coast and has produced award-winning feature films The Killage and Australiens as well as web comedy series The Void and animated parody YouTube series Toon Sandwich.

To view the trailer for UnTrue Crime, please click here

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