Joe Berlinger

Joe Berlinger
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Born (1961-10-30) October 30, 1961 (age 57)
OccupationDocumentary filmmaker
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Loren Eiferman

Joseph Berlinger (born October 30, 1961) is an American filmmaker and producer. Particularly focused on true crime documentaries, Berlinger's films and docu-series draw attention to social justice issues in the US and abroad in such films as Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills, Crude, Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger and Intent To Destroy: Death, Denial and Depiction. A 2017 HuffPost article said "Brother's Keeper (1992) and the Paradise Lost trilogy (1996–2011) helped pioneer the style of documentary filmmaking [seen] in Netflix's recent true crime sensation, Making a Murderer—a combination of artful cinematography, a stirring musical soundtrack, and a dramatic narrative structure as compelling as any scripted film."[1]

Berlinger spearheaded two 2019 projects centered on the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy: the Netflix docu-series Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes,[2] and the drama film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which he directed.[3]

Early life and education

Berlinger was born to a Jewish family[4] in Bridgeport. Connecticut.[5] He graduated from Colgate University in 1983[6] with a B.A in German Language.

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