Until Proven Innocent

In October 2006, a four-year-old from Corpus Christi named Andrew Burd died mysteriously of salt poisoning. His foster mother, Hannah Overton, was charged with capital murder, vilified from all quarters and sent to prison for life. But was this churchgoing young woman a vicious child killer? Or had the tragedy claimed its second victim?

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“Until Proven Innocent is a deeply personal story, following Hannah Overton and her family through the most difficult time of their lives. It is also a critically important film, depicting a horrible injustice that should not happen, but does – far too often. If this can happen to someone as good as Hannah, it makes very clear every single citizen is only one detective or DA’s incorrect hunch away from jail time.” – Richard Linklater, Director, Boyhood

“The unbelievable tragedy of a child’s death was compounded by the prosecution of an innocent person for murder. The truth set Hannah free in the end, and ID is proud to tell the story of those who worked tirelessly to overturn her conviction.” – Kevin Bennett, Investigation Discovery GM

“Sony also went for Until Proven Innocent: The Hannah Overton Story, which examines the mysterious salt poisoning death of 4-year-old Andrew Burd.” – Sara Alessi, World Screen

Cast and Crew

Executive Producers Kelli Weinzierl Pamela Colloff Producers David Hobbs Anthony Jackson Jenna Jackson Directors Jenna Jackson Anthony Jackson Supervising Editor David Hobbs Director of Photography Matt Godwin Gaffer Mike Spicer Sound Design Pierre Cardenas Greg Armstrong Larry Servin Camera Operator Adrian Garcia Assistant Editors Sam Butler Braeden Sawyer Aerial Photography Operator Andre Production Coordinator Casey Hobbs Production Assistants Jordan Powell Lauryn Sanford Sarah Byington Art Director Bryan Martin Controller Alexis Kiker


A very very special thank you to ForeverFamilyFilm.com for sharing with us their footage of Hannah Overton. Special Thanks Hannah Overton’s family Austin American Statesman Calvary Chapel of the Coastlands Calvary South Austin Church Corpus Christi Caller Times ForeverFamilyFilm.com Greg Silverman Jeremy Valencia Pam Colloff Pam Mahoney Pastor Rod & Noreen Carver San Antonio Express Texas Monthly

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At P+R, we have a long history of television and film storytelling expertise. Founder Jenna Jackson spent 15 years producing for CBS News / 48 Hours, then went on to help Katie Couric launch a daytime show at ABC.

P+R will meet with you, assess your needs and put together a full production plan for bringing your story to life. With beautiful cinematography, combined with clear and powerful storytelling, your story will create true impact.