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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject: my thoughts Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

The traffic on this website for the past week has been entertaining, sad, frustrating, and enlightening all at the same time. As I said in an earlier post, despite the name-calling and threats, this can only have positive results in the end. Let's hope, anyway.

For a lot of the new visitors, my name is Josh Hancock. I teach college English and I'm a writer. About four years ago, I decided to shoot a small film about the Keddie Murders. I shared the same surprise that new members of this board have--there was virtually nothing about the case. A few articles online and that was about it.

I immediately contacted a few of the Sharp family members. They were receptive to the idea of the film. Within a few weeks, I had met several of them; they were supportive, kind, informative, funny. Good people who had suffered a great deal. A short time after that, filming began. No big show. Me and some close friends. Our objective was to tell the story and leave it at that.

The Sharps and the Wingates allowed us into their lives. We conducted countless interviews with nearly all of the key family members. They put up with a lot, but they never complained. We filmed tours of the cabin; we interviewed ex-cops and FBI agents; Tina's teachers; we flew to Arizona, Seattle, and Oregon to interview people about the case. We interviewed newspaper reporters, the man who found Tina's remains, the man who identified Tina's remains, and the DA at the time of the murders. We aquired photographs, crime scene footage, obituaries and autopsy reports.

The complaints on the board that the film is one-sided--that it focuses on only two suspects--are warranted. It was not what we initially set out to do. But you have to understand the mood back then. No one was talking about this crime. And certainly no one wanted to talk about it on camera. Those who would talk, including retired PCSO, referred to the same two suspects over and over again--to the point where we decided to go for it. The film is one-sided because that was all there was--at the time. You might not believe it, but we spent nearly three years shooting the video. And that was all there was.

The mood has shifted now. So many more people know about this case. So many more people have offered up new and interesting theories. And even more theories now, because of this distant connection to a horror film coming out next week. There's a box in my basement filled with over 200 hours of unused footage, notes, and other documentation related to this case. I have thought time and time again to put it all up on a site somewhere. Not really sure what to do with it anymore.

As for the possibility of a DVD of the film--I can tell you they're being made as we speak. That doesn't really mean much, but they are being made.

No, I don't believe Marty or Bo killed Sue, Dana, Johnny, and Tina. Not anymore. That's not why people can't get a hold of the film, though. It's simply because I stopped selling it. We sold around forty to fifty copies. I'm not sure why those forty or fifty people out there aren't making you copies and sending them to you.

In the end, the two most important things that happened because of the documentary: Tina Sharp had a proper funeral and headstone, and distant relatives of the Sharp family were reunited after many, many years. I am really proud of those two things.

For the new visitors who think this is a hoax to promote some other movie, all I can tell you is, you're wrong. This post probably won't change your mind, but you never know.

-Josh
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the comments Josh. Please let me know when you are able to find the time to send the DVD out. I will pay for the time and effort expended. That's only fair. I'm trying to stay out of the scuffles and weed down to the facts but it sure is difficult. People know how and some to like to push buttons. I hope you enjoy the rest of the holiday. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info, Josh...I had no idea you had that much access to the people and information related to the case when you were making your movie. Looking forward to future updates on the DVD status.
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanx Josh , I'd like to know all I can. First thing I'm going to do is get my hands on any and all police investigation records and evidence records.

Can you tell me the names of people I want to talk to? PM them if you don't want them in public, but I only see fIrst names for the most part , and don't know much about this other than what's here, and some of it's pretty vague.

Thanx.


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Josh, I do understand why the video was rather one-sided. I really do.

My statements were not meant to impugn your integrity, simply to point out to people that they should not go around waving it like a cross. And trying to crucify Marty and Bo with it.

As to your statement about them, if you confine it to exactly as you wrote it, I tend to agree, I always have. But I am of the very strong opinion that they had some involvement, even if only foreknowledge.

There is no doubt that you are the one responsible for bringing this out in public. That must always be remembered. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 7:06 pm    Post subject: . Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to get there via the truth.
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Josh if you are as sincere as you claim why is it that after three years, you haven't bothered to fess up to the fact that you felt Marty was involved? and why have you not bothered to express your feeling to our family for allowing this to continue?

Why don't you go ahead and upload the film to You Tube! What's the harm now? Marty is dead and gone! If the truth comes out as a result then that is God's will!
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the explanation, Josh. The video, while slanted toward the only real suspects at the time, could still definitely be helpful.
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In one of the threads here he has said that he originally thought it was Marty & Bo but that he doesn't now since he has had more info come his way. He says it again at the beginning of this thread. I think the emotion and defensiveness of the situation has made you miss this. No I'm not trying to act like a doctor and I don't play one on tv. It's just an observation. Everyone is wound up tighter than a python on a pig.
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Josh just say that the film was slanted? That doesn't sound like denying that they were looking into Marty and Bo as the main suspects...

And he did say he's in the process of burning dvds, sounds like he's working on distributing them.
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to have the DVD.
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