Who Killed Lucy the Poodle?
On the morning of January 30th 1986, Lucy the poodle met a sad end at the hands of a suspected saboteur and a pride of lions at the Whirling Brothers Circus.
Later that day, Kent Broggs and his brother Gareth witnessed those very same well fed lions escape, mid performance and into a crowded lakefront. The unlikely event was forever seared into Briggs’ memory.
Who Killed Lucy the Poodle? Briggs’ documentary series investigating the surreal hullabaloo, picked up the top award at the Melbourne WebFest in the Non-Fiction category and continues a strong run on the festival circuit.
The 7 part series screened on TV One and TVNZ OnDemand last year and was met with critical acclaim, with The Spinoff calling it an “Absolute gem of a series” and Seven Sharp’s Hillary Barry praising it as “One of the best you’ll ever see”. The show follows Briggs in a cold case style murder investigation, as he endeavours to track down the culprit for Lucy’s grizzly death.
Written & Directed by Kent Briggs
Produced by Orlando Stewart