CITIZEN SLEUTH

Chris Kasick |
United States |
2023 |
82Min |
English
10-12 PG V
Citizen Sleuth follows Emily Nestor and her Mile Marker 181 podcast, as she conducts an amateur murder investigation into the death of Jaleayah Davis. The documentary 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 is confronted with a new truth she struggles to tell her listeners. Told in real time over several years, Citizen Sleuth chronicles the rise, fall, and redemption of a podcaster in the new media landscape.
Chris Kasick
Chris Kasick, Tyler Davidson, Fabiola Washburn, Drew Sykes, Jared Washburn
Jared Washburn
Emily Nestor

Screenings

19 July 17:30 Pavilion 12
27 July 19:45 Gateway 9

Chris Kasick

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 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. Chris is originally from Ohio and lived in the Mid-Ohio Valley where Citizen Sleuth takes place. He is the founder of CKC Productions.