As the release date of upcoming documentary ‘House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths’ draws closer, based on the true case of 11 deaths in a Delhi family, showrunner and co-director Leena Yadav opened up about the process of making the documentary. .
New Delhi: As the release date of upcoming documentary ‘House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths’ draws closer, based on the true case of 11 deaths in a Delhi family, showrunner and co-director Leena Yadav opened up about the process of making the documentary. .
In a Netflix panel discussion titled Decoding Documentary, Leena discussed the creative process of making the documentary, with the producers of “Crime Stories: India Detectives” and “Bad Boy Billionaires”. Lena talked about how difficult it was to get the people who were part of the event as part of the docu-series.
“Those were very difficult conversations, I have to admit. But I will always remember a beautiful incident, when we were interviewing family members, one of them came up to me and thanked me it was like therapy for her. This is when I thought we were doing the right thing. We covered a total of 400 hours of interviews and it was definitely difficult and emotionally exhausting to have those conversations, but it has been a big learning for me,” she said. shared.
‘Bad Boy Billionaires’ director Dylan Mohan Gray talks about the importance of diversity of voices in a documentary.
“Everything we do in documentaries is about building trusting relationships with different types of people. I understood the importance of diversity of voices and how to triangulate what the audience felt about the story. During my research, I realized that the story is quite different from the story put out there, it is much more complex than that. The story is about many other things, it touched on many interesting aspects of Indian culture and society ‘It was very appealing to me,'” she said.
Claire Cahill, who served as a series producer on ‘Crime Stories: India Detectives’, opened up about the pre-production that the docu-series required. “‘Crime Stories: India Detectives’ took almost 3 years to make. Our first trip to Bangalore was in 2018, when we started talks with the commissioner, who was very sensitive about making a series after a live investigation These negotiations went ahead and we obtained. All the necessary permissions over a period of 18 months, our filming period was more than 5 months. The process of gaining trust and negotiating with all the necessary parties to cover the investigation, the way We had put in a huge amount of work,” she shared.
‘House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths’ is all set to release on Netflix on October 8.
First published:October 2, 2021, 2:59 pm