Premiering on Netflix on May 19th, is THE KEEPERS featuring original score by Blake Neely (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale). From director Ryan White (The Case Against 8, Good Ol’ Freda) comes The Keepers, a riveting seven-part documentary series about the unsolved murder of a Baltimore nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.
Blake Neely is an award-winning composer, whose work spans film, television and the concert world. He is currently scoring NBC’s “Blindspot,” and the CW’s “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Riverdale” and “Legends of Tomorrow.” Recent film work includes HBO Documentary Films’ “The Case Against 8,” the EPIX documentary “Serena” about tennis champion Serena Williams and the upcoming feature “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.”
Neely has scored more than twenty television series, including CNN’s highly acclaimed Decades Series (“The Sixties” and “The Seventies”), “The Mentalist,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Eli Stone,” and “Political Animals.” Among his film credits are “Life As We know It,” “The Great Buck Howard,” “The Wedding Date,” and “Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope.” He has received three EMMY® Award nominations for his scores to ABC’s “Pan Am,” the HBO mini-series “The Pacific,” and for his main title theme from the series “Everwood.”
Neely has worked as a co-composer, conductor, and orchestrator with such masters as Michael Kamen, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, and Vangelis, writing additional music for “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “King Kong,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” “The Last Samurai,” and many others. An author of more than 25 instrumental method books, including the best-selling “Piano for Dummies,” Neely has been a featured lecturer on film music at the Sundance Institute, University of Southern California, Columbia College, UCLA, Hollywood Music Workshop Vienna, the Conservatory of Music Puerto Rico, NYU, and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
ABOUT THE KEEPERS
From director Ryan White (The Case Against 8, Good Ol’ Freda) comes The Keepers, a riveting seven-part documentary series about the unsolved murder of a Baltimore nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.
The series opens with the story of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a beloved nun and Catholic high school teacher in Baltimore who went missing on Nov. 7, 1969. Nearly two months later, her body was found – and, to this day, her murder remains unsolved.
The case returned to the spotlight in the 1990s when one of Sister Cathy’s former students – a woman only known as “Jane Doe” – came forward to share her experience of horrendous sexual abuse by the high school’s chaplain. Incredibly, “Jane Doe” revealed she was also taken to Sister Cathy’s undiscovered body and told, “See what happens when you say bad things about people.” Despite this and testimony from other victims and witnesses of abuse, no one was held accountable, and the story was largely unreported outside of Baltimore.
Through conversations with dozens of friends, relatives, journalists, government officials and Baltimore citizens determined to uncover the truth, White pieces together a story that goes beyond the death of a beloved Catholic schoolteacher to encompass clergy abuse, repressed memories and government and religious institutions that he says “at best, dropped the ball over the last 45 years – and, at worst, covered it up.”