Making a Murderer co-creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos are headed to Sydney in March. If you’re a fan of true crime documentaries, or if you’ve discovered Netflix‘s web TV series, you may love every bit of it.
Joining the Spectrum Now Festival, which happens between March 1 to 16 this year, Ricciardi and Demos will be grilled by festival ambassador Charlie Pickering. Their talk will happen at The Star Event Centre on March 10. The talk will start at 7 p.m. More details are on Spectrum Now’s post about the talk.
Making a Murderer is the story of Steven Avery, who was wrongly accused of attempted rape and murder. He was jailed in 1985, and he spent 18 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Eventually, he was exonerated through DNA evidence. However, in 2005, he was convicted again, and this time, of murder.
Making a Murderer traces Avery’s journey for over 10 years, through being convicted for one crime he committed, then for the second crime that he was found guilty of.
The girls behind Making a Murderer were quoted as being thrilled that audiences from around the world are responding to their work. They had endeavoured to create a true crime story that traced not just the main character’s 10-year journey, but also the lapses in the criminal justice system of America.
The filmmakers admitted that their work went through criticism in the US. They also admitted that audiences from outside the US may view their work as “just a story of America,” They also pointed out true crime is always a genre that elicits curiosity.
For Australian fans of the documentary series, this is your chance to get up close and personal with the filmmakers behind Making a Murderer. Pre-sale happens on Tuesday on the official website, exclusively for members of The Arts Social Club.
General sales commence on Wednesday, February 24. Tickets cost $49.90 plus booking fee. Don’t miss the March 10 talk with Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos!