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CITIZEN SLEUTH

Chris Kasick
US 2023    82'
⚬ Society ⚬ Crime & Investigative 

Synopsis

CITIZEN SLEUTH follows Emily Nestor and her “Mile Marker 181” podcast, as she conducts an am- ateur murder investigation into the death of Jaleayah Davis. The film examines the ethics of the true crime genre through Emily’s pursuits of her top suspects. With a growing audience of millions, Emily’s podcast becomes a hit, but as she probes deeper into the case, she’s confronted with a new truth she struggles to tell her listeners. Told in real time, CITIZEN SLEUTH chronicles the rise, fall and redemption of a podcaster in the new media landscape.

Credits

Director

Chris Kasick

Producers

Chris Kasick, Tyler Davidson, Fabiola Washburn, Drew Sykes, Jared Washburn

Executive Producers

Mike Mannino, Kimberley Hassett, Jason Kohn, Kevin Flanigan, Dexter Braff

Cinematography

Jared Washburn

Editor

Jeff Gilbert

Music 

P. Andrew Willis

Sound Design

Nathan Ruyle

Festivals

SXSW 2023

Sheffield Doc Fest 2023

Stockholm IFF 2023

IDFA 2023

Film Details

Runtime 82'
Production Countries USA

Spoken Languages

English

Biography

Chris Kasick is a producer and director. His feature documentary CITIZEN SLEUTH premiered at SXSW 2023, Sheffield DocFest 2023, and IDFA 2023. Recent producing credits include a global Apple TV documentary series coming in late 2023 and THE INVENTOR: OUT FOR BLOOD IN SILICON VALLEY for HBO. Chris is a long time collaborator with Errol Morris, working on FOG OF WAR and FIRST PERSON. He previously directed the dark comedy, UNCLE NICK, which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.

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