The Team Heads to Los Angeles

by Daniel A. Nelson

Hey, everyone. It's been a busy month so thanks for sticking with us. We just wrapped up our most recent shoot in Los Angeles to interview Louis Pilato.

 Associate Producer Julian Lim behind the camera before we begin our interview with Louis Pilato.

Associate Producer Julian Lim behind the camera before we begin our interview with Louis Pilato.

Louis is a lawyer in Los Angeles, but in 1992, he was Kim's defense attorney in Rochester, NY. This was the first time Louis had ever talked about Kim's case on the record since the trial. As we conduct these interviews, it's amazing what people remember almost 30 years later. Louis was sharp in his recollection about many of the key elements of Kim's trial.

 Director Daniel A. Nelson interviewing Louis Pilato about his experience defending Kim.

Director Daniel A. Nelson interviewing Louis Pilato about his experience defending Kim.

The most important element we discussed was "justification." Kim was charged with second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter. It was also the jury's responsibility to acknowledge whether or not Kim's actions were justified when she defended herself against her abuser. It was Louis' feeling that Judge Patricia Marks did not adequately convey that to the jury.

With Los Angeles done, we're finally wrapping up production and entering our post production phase. We're really excited to finally sit down with all the footage and start editing everything together. Stay tuned!

-Dan