Earlier in her career Amber starred in two original movies for the Lifetime Network playing Danni Hartford in a fun festive film Holiday Wishes and Lori Madison in the romantic comedy 7 Things To Do Before I’m 30, still one of my favourite movies starring Amber.
This role for Lifetime Network is very different as she steps behind the camera to write the script for Blade Runner Killer. A movie which looks at the life of former Paralympic Champion and Olympic competitor Oscar Pistorius. A double leg amputee who learned to run using metal blades and conquered the track at Paralympic level and went on to compete in the Olympics.
The movie looks at the relationship between Oscar and model Reeva Steenkamp leading up to the fateful events on Valentine's Day night 2013 when Reeva was tragically shot to death in Pistorius's home.
The movie also examines the trial that gripped South Africa and the world. Oscar was convicted of culpable homicide (manslaughter). Later following an appeal he was retried and convicted of murder. On the 24thof November 2017 The South African Supreme Court increased his sentence by a further 13 years and 5 months. South Africa's National Prosecuting Agency described the original 6 year murder sentence handed down by original trial judge Thokozile Masipa as "shockingly too lenient".
I've embedded the USA trailer for the movie below:
Everyone at AmberBenson.TV is delighted that Amber was given this opportunity and that UK fans now have another chance to see it. We wish her every success with this project.
Disclaimer: AmberBenson.TV is not involved in any way with the production of Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer. This post is for informational purposes only we are simply trying to spread the word about a new movie written by Amber Benson. The Pistorius and Steenkamp families did not participate in the making of the movie.