Freeze Frame

Synopsis: Ten years ago, after being accused of a hideous murder of a mother and her twin daughters, Sean Veil became paranoid, filming himself along twenty-four hours a day to have an alibi if necessary. The small time psychologist Saul Seger became a famous forensic profiler and writer with the case and every now and then he accuses Sean Veil of the crime. The reporter Katie Carter believes in Sean's innocence. When the body of the missing Mary Shaw is found, Sean has to prove where he was five years ago. However, the tapes that can prove that he is not guilty have mysteriously disappeared from the storage shelf and Sean suspects that Saul has stolen them to incriminate him.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): John Simpson
Production: First Look Media
  4 wins & 4 nominations.
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99 min


Aw! F***!

30 seconds to tape depletion.

25 seconds to tape depletion.

20 seconds to tape depletion.

Oh, no, no. No!

15 seconds to tape depletion.

10 seconds to tape depletion.

Tape will deplete in

5, 4, 3, 2, 1.


Oh, damn!

24 hours in a day.

1,440 separate minutes

in which someone...

could meet their end

at the hands of someone who may

or may not look like me.

86,400 seconds...

in each and every one of which someone

could breathe their last.

All that time to be accounted for.

All 31,536,000 separate seconds

of life...

and death each and every year.

Monday the 13th of October, 2003.

First nine hours covered.

Will today be the day?

Things to remember. One.

Paranoia is a malfunction of

the ability to reason.

I can reason...

therefore I am not paranoid.

Things to remember. Two.

The principle characteristics of

the paranoid personality are delusions...

hostility, suspicions...

I am not deluded.

I am not suspicious.

I may be hostile, but that's only

because they are out to get me.

April the 18th, 1994.

Chaos erupted at

the high court today...

following the sensational collapse of

the trial against

alleged triple murderer, Sean Veil.

Citing a pre-trial barrage of biased

media reports...

as being prejudicial

to Mr. Veil's defense...

Lord Justice Gaghan threw

the case out

and lambasted those in charge

of the investigation...

Detective Inspector Louis Emeric and

criminal profiler Saul Seger...

for contriving

an investigative strategy...

that essentially amounted to


What happened in the High Court today

was a tragedy.

For the Jasper family

justice has not been done.

Nor has it been seen to be done.

In the wake of this outcome...

and I stress the word outcome

not verdict...

I think it's important to remember

that the accused

was not cleared of this crime...

and that, while the file on the Jasper

murders will remain open...

the police are not currently looking for

anyone else in connection with it.

Thank you.

Excuse me.

I would just like to add...

that the pathology of the Jasper murders


that the killer is highly likely to

strike again.

If and when he does, which I for one

predict he will...

let me take this opportunity to assure

him categorically...

that there will be no escape from


a second time.

Nine years, 11 months...

28 days...

and 1,553 murders since.

975 still unsolved.

How many more have they thought about

pinning on me?

Lindsey Martell?

Jacqueline Jones?

The Bolton Baby?

975 murders unsolved.

1,615 children without mothers.

10,323 brothers, sisters

friends and relatives all bereaved.

All thinking that maybe it was me.

Probing the psyche of sexual


of those who rob, rape, torture and


to exert their superiority...

over a world they are

otherwise unable to affect...

is not a job for the faint of heart.

You have to see how the killer sees...

think how he thinks.

In a very real sense

you have to enter his mind...

and become the killer.

In this country alone

there are some 600

such predators out there...

who have thus far escaped justice.

These men, and by far

the majority of them are men...

are living and working among us.

Expert at presenting a benign

and unthreatening face...

to the world they secretly loathe.

They are the husbands, fathers

sons and friends...

of ordinary working people.

Indeed, some could be sitting

among us here, today.

This book will help you recognize

the hidden signs...

that point to the darkness invisible...

in the hearts of Britain's

uncaught killers.

Killers who could be lying next to you

in bed at night...

dreaming of the time...

when they will strike again.

Thank you.

Thank you, thank you very much.

Thank you.

Thank you very much.

Now I'm happy to take a few questions.


Mr. Seger, my name's Katie Carter.

I'm a reporter from Crime Wave.

I know who you are, Miss Carter.

I heard on the radio this morning

that your book's

being published to coincide

with the tenth anniversary of the murder...

the barbaric slaughter I should say

of Susan Jasper and her daughters.

Yet nowhere within it do you advance any new theories

as to who the suspect might be

or how he might be brought to justice.

There's a good reason for that

Miss Carter.

My book is about the uncaught

killers of unsolved crimes.


But, I don't consider

the Jasper murders to be unsolved.

But you're saying you know

who the killer is.

I am saying that I stand by the opinion

I formed 10 years ago.

I am further saying

that the type of man...

who can turn a gun on a pair

of six-year-old twin girls

never mind their parents

is someone the public will always be

at risk from until

they're under lock and key

or six feet of earth.

In that case, Mr. Seger

would you accept

that it's your fault

he's out on the streets?

I beg your pardon!

If you hadn't attempted to entrap

Sean Veil into confessing

the trial against him would not

have collapsed.

The libel laws of this country

forbid me from openly expressing

my views on this case, young lady.

However, what I will say is this...

I remain confident

that time will prove me right on

the Jasper case...

as it has on so many others.

Now, if you don't mind

there are plenty of other people here

who would like to ask me some questions.

- I have a question!

- Call Security now!

How does an innocent man

get justice in this country?

How does he get his reputation back?

His sanity?

- Is this some kind of setup?

- You ought to know, Seger!

Your field of expertise, isn't it?

My field of expertise, as you, sir

know only too well...

lies in the accurate identification

of murder suspects...

from the painstaking analysis

of crime scene information.

The identification of suckers, you mean.

- Dupes, dupes!

- You were there, Veil!

You were in the vicinity!

You were seen.

I was out walking.

I wasn't doing anyone any harm.

I did nothing wrong.

I'm an innocent man!

I am an innocent man!

I did nothing wrong!

Shout it loudly enough, Veil

someone might believe you. Not me!

I know different.

I'm in there, Veil.

I'm inside your mind.

I know all the perverted fantasies

you harbor.

The dark dreams. I know you

better than you know yourself!

No! You leave me alone!

The Jasper killer is still out there!

I did nothing wrong!

Seger! You know that!

I suppose I ought to thank you, Miss Carter

for all the free publicity.

You're throwing out the wrong man!

I'm not the criminal here!

I'm not the one making

money out of murder!

You're the one getting jailed for real

if you come back!

Mr. Veil, I heard what you said up there.

Mr. Veil, I heard what you said up there.

- Is he recording this?

- Yes, but I can get him to turn it off.

- No! No!

- Really I don't mind.

I'm perfectly happy to talk off-camera.

Off-camera? So I have no evidence?

No alibi?

Nothing to prove where

I was at 3:
30 this afternoon?

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