Sex, Lies and a Million Dollars
Just days before Christmas 2000, a spectacular heist was carried out in the middle of a Wellington morning rush hour.
The robbers got away with nearly a million dollars in a crime so well planned and executed that none of the passersby noticed a thing – despite the robbery occurring just metres from Willis St.
The crime scene was also in full view of the Wellington Central Police Station, located just a few hundred metres away. That was just one of the factors that pointed to an unusual audacity and arrogance amongst these thieves.
Sex Lies and a Million Dollars, tells the story of how the thieves did it and how in the end the almost ‘perfect’ crime was unraveled by common human failings – lust, greed and jealousy.
The documentary uses dramatised recreations of the planning, robbery and the aftermath to reveal new details about the crime and the gang behind it.
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Producer: Jill Graham
Exec producer: Irene Gardiner
Network exec: Sue Woodfield
Director: Jill Director
Researcher/production consultant: David Lomas
Script: Jill Graham
Offline editor: Craig Lindsay
Online editor: Andrew Mortimer
Production manager/art director: Kate Cresswell
Production coordinator/casting: Bronwyn Bezuidenhout
DOP: Craig Wright
Sound: Ant Nevison, Shaun Logan
Narrator: Barry Jenkin
Soundtrack: Wayne Bell
Graphics: Blair Walker
Production accountant: Liz Goddard
Financial controller: Glenda Paterson
Funded by: New Zealand on Air and TV3