O.J.: Made in America

ESPN Films and Laylow Films   |   USA

It's the defining cultural tale of modern America - a saga of race, celebrity, media, violence, and the criminal justice system. Two decades after its unforgettable climax, it continues to fascinate, polarize, and develop new chapters. Drawing upon more than seventy interviews - from longtime friends and colleagues of Simpson, to civil rights leaders, and recognizable commentators - the documentary is an engrossing look at a tragic American tale. At the end of what seems like a search for the truth about O.J. Simpson, the film reveals a collection of unshakeable and haunting truths about America, and about ourselves. With a documentary covering the entire life and career of OJ Simpson intertwined with the history of Los Angeles and the LAPD's relationship with the black community, the film relies on diverse and rare footage and photos tell the story. The film sourced footage, audio, and stills from over a 100 archives, collections, libraries and networks, to visually give the audience a journey through time periods and the evolving media that OJ's career spanned- including everything from sports coverage, to commercials and film, to Court room footage to multiple period interviews with OJ Simpson, to more recent verite moments. We are proud of the footage we researched and unearthed for this project and feel the film's success is in large part due to the visual / footage experience that enhances the 70+ interviews shot for the film.