Cinematographer Jeff Hutchens tapped Cannon’s C300 Mark II digital cinema camera for Showtime’s Murder in the Bayou, the network’s first true crime docuseries that aired back in September and is now available to watch online.
The five-part docuseries investigates the unsolved murders of eight women whose bodies were discovered between 2005 and 2009 in drainage canals and on desolate back roads in and around the town of Jennings, Louisiana in rural Jefferson Davis Parish.
Inspired by the New York Times bestselling book of the same name by Ethan Brown, Murder in the Bayou is directed by Matthew Galkin, who is known for directing and producing Kevorkian, I Am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA, and loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies. Galkin’s producing credits also include Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! and Inside Man.
In examining the lives of the young female victims — and the violent sex and drug trade they were a part of — the series uncovers the secrets of this troubled town lurking just below the surface. These discoveries lead to even more shocking revelations in the “Jeff Davis 8” case, exposing corruption, bad actors and institutional injustices that have left the citizens of Jennings still searching for truth.
Executive produced by Galkin, Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn and Ethan Brown, and produced by Joshua Levine, Murder in the Bayou is a Fairhaven and Motto Pictures production for Showtime.