The Perfect Wife

I am the Media Manager for The Perfect Wife, a true crime drama. This was shot in upstate CA and will air on Hulu in Spring/Summer 2024.

Due to the sensitive subject matter, I can’t post many specifics. I had to sign an extremely strict Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). I got permission to post these Behind the Scenes pictures as long as no specifics are given away.

The dog is a natural! She even guarded Craft Services for us. 😉

Title

The Perfect Wife

Role

Media Manager-DIT

Project’s IMDB

not listed yet

My IMDB

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1193155/

Production Company

JA Productions, a division of Marwar Junction

Director

Michael Beach Nichols

Equipment (Client’s)

Hardware (My Gear/Kit)

Software

Workflow

Type of Production

TV, true crime drama

Behind the Scenes

Due to the sensitive nature, Producers asked me to hold back photos until this has aired.

Description

I am the Media Manager for this shoot. That means I collected all the video and audio files and cloned them onto various hard drives. My job is to ensure the integrity of the data thru the Production Pipeline.

Why are true crime dramas so popular?

From podcasts to true crime documentaries to detective novels, it’s not difficult to imagine why true crime media has become so popular. Here are a few of the most popular theories.

True crime gives an insight into our culture and norms as well as our anxieties and values. Researcher and author Coltan Scrivner states the popularity of true crime, the success of horror films and the quantity of violence in the news suggests that “morbid curiosity is a common psychological trait”. It feeds our natural desire to solve puzzles and mysteries.

It also gives us an insight into why other people may act the way they do and allows us to examine the darker sides of humanity from a safe distance. We can vicariously experience extreme situations (i.e., allows us to experience physical and emotional responses from the safety of our home).

A 2010 study by the University of Illinois (Vicary and Fraley, 2010) suggests that true crime stories are particularly popular with women, which may link to their fear of being victimised.

We can therefore hypothesize that consuming content about crime may provide us with a feeling of control and knowledge about an inherently uncertain and often anxiety-provoking world. It is also worth remembering that, as humans, we are designed to pay particular attention to certain features, which helps us to learn and gather information. For example, threatening information often spreads very fast (e.g., Blaine & Boyer, 2018 as cited in Scrivner 2021). Evolutionary this makes sense as an awareness of threat can be useful to us in several ways including safety.

End Credits

I hope to create the End Credits for this as well.

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