About Someone Knows Something
ABOUT THE HOST
Director David Ridgen is an award-winning filmmaker and writer who specializes in hard-hitting, character-driven stories, with a passion for investigative work and narrative experimentation. His Emmy-nominated company is expanding further into areas of long-form drama and new media production.
In 1972, five-year-old Adrien McNaughton vanished while on a family fishing trip in Eastern Ontario. Despite an intensive search and investigation, no sign of Adrien was found, no clue as to where he might be. The case has hung over the area like a dark mass ever since, especially in the small town of Arnprior, where the McNaughton family lived.
In season one of the podcast Someone Knows Something, host David Ridgen, who grew up in Arnprior, goes back to investigate. Ridgen, a independent filmmaker with a proven record of solving cold cases, asks the questions that have been waiting for answers for over 40 years. He speaks to family, friends and other members of the community, discovering new leads and evidence, trying to put the ghosts of the past to rest.
On December 31, 1997, at a New Year's Eve party broadcast on live TV, Sheppard accepted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Michael Lavoie.
Two days later, she disappeared.
In Season 2 of SKS, David Ridgen joins Sheppard's mother Odette on her search for answers.
In 1964, the bodies of two black teenagers — Charles Moore and Henry Dee — were pulled from a backwater of the Mississippi River. Brutally murdered by the Ku Klux Klan, no one was ever convicted. In one of his first ever cold case investigations, Someone Knows Something host David Ridgen joins victim's brother Thomas Moore, as he returns to Mississippi 40 years later to discover the truth, confront the Klansmen involved, and find justice.
Special thanks for Season 3
From David Ridgen:
I'd like to thank Maria Mironowicz, the CBC executive who supported the Dee & Moore Mississippi project from the very beginning, and Patsy Pehleman for commissioning what was supposed to be a short documentary for CBC Sunday. Also Katie McGuire, the producer who conceived of the 2004 MIBURN documentary and asked me to shoot and direct it. My friend Andy Dymond. My brother Peter. My wife Kathie and son Owen. And editor Michael Hannan who accompanied me to Mississippi and even did some camera work. Jerry Weedon for all his moral and equipment support. And Don Knox, Michael Hughes, Jerry McIntosh and Michael Claydon for supporting the original project later in the process.
When a package arrived in the mail at Wayne Greavette's home, it seemed like an early gift for the holidays. Inside was a wrapped present and a typewritten letter addressed to him, with the postscript: "Have a very Merry Christmas and may you never have to buy another flashlight." When Wayne turned the flashlight on, it exploded, killing him instantly. Over 20 years later, the case remains unsolved, leaving Wayne's widow and children consumed with finding the culprit. Along with SKS host David Ridgen, the Greavette family investigates.
On October 16, 1986, 15-year-old Kerrie Brown disappeared from a house party. Her body was discovered less than 40 hours later in a wooded area outside of town. Host David Ridgen travels to Thompson, where together with Kerrie's older brother Trevor, he speaks to witnesses as well as suspects, and uncovers some shocking new evidence that may help the case move forward.
Someone Knows Something is hosted, written and produced by David Ridgen.
The series is mixed by Cesil Fernandes, and produced by Chris Oke, Steph Kampf, Amil Delic, Eunice Kim and executive producer Arif Noorani.
Season 1 and 2 theme music is by Bob Wiseman. Vocals by Mary Margaret O'Hara and Jess Reimer.
Season 3 theme music is Terrorized by Willie King.
Season 4 theme music is Higher by Olenka Krakus.
Season 5 features original music by David Federman. Theme music is Thompson Girl by The Tragically Hip.
Episode 1 music credits:
Hotel California by the Eagles (1971)
(Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Donald Henley)
Publishing: Universal Music Publishing / Pen Music Group)
Label: Asylum (Warner Music Group)
The SKS font is Dirty Ego by Misprinted Type.