I’ll Be Gone In The Dark

Director
Liz Garbus, Elizabeth Wolff, Josh Koury, Myles Kane
Producer
Dan Cogan, Julie Gaither, Kate Barry
Year
2020

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is a riveting meditation on obsession and loss, chronicling the unrelenting path of the Golden State Killer and the fierce determination of one woman to bring the case to light.

This six-part documentary series is based on the book of the same name and explores writer Michelle McNamara’s investigation into the dark world of a violent predator she dubbed the Golden State Killer. 

The series is a detective story told in McNamara’s own words, through exclusive original recordings and excerpts from her book read by actor Amy Ryan. The series draws from extensive archival footage and police files as well as exclusive new interviews with detectives, survivors and family members of the killer to weave together a picture of a complex and flawed investigation. It is a frightening document of an era when victims were often too ashamed to speak out and sexual crime was minimized in the press and the courtroom. Echoing McNamara’s writing, the series gives voice to the victims, and their experiences speak to the far-reaching, human cost of the decades-old case.

"These were dark stories, and it is incredible how much you can accomplish when when you’re interacting with people and doing it together. And I think that there was a great tragedy in getting to know Michelle’s story for me, because I kept on thinking, ‘Oh my god, I wish she had what I had on this project when she was writing that book. Would it have helped her and would it have turned out differently?'”

Elizabeth Wolff, Director & Producer
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