Captive Audience

A family drama like no other

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Captive Audience

A family drama like no other

Captive Audience is a Hulu Original true-crime documentary series directed by Jessica Dimmock. The story delves deep into the lives of Steven Stayner and his brother Cary, unraveling the twisted tale of two brothers and their tragic, very divergent paths. 

Decimal created the visual identity and the motion graphics for this three part series first released in April of 2022.

Client
Hulu
Type
Film
Branding
Industry
Entertainment
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Weaving a story together

One of the initial design challenges we had was to provide a distinct identity to each episode while keeping the same overall look and feel. 

Our approach was to select three distinct typographies and colors to echo the different decades that the three episodes take place in.

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Opening Credits Episode 1

Inspired by absence, designed by abstraction

Absence was the core concept behind the featured graphics. Inspired by the abduction of seven-year-old Steven — and the multiple murders his brother Cary would later commit — we wanted to capture the great feeling of loss that drives the story.

We created illustrated collages to connect the wildly different elements of the story, highlighting missing pieces while bringing lo-fi nostalgia to this documentary that begins in the 1970s and winds its way to the present day. 

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Captive Audience premiered at the IFC Center in New York.

Team

Creative Direction
Guillermo Brotons
Art Direction
Guillem Casasús
Motion
Thru Motion
Gerard Mallandrich
Collage Illustration
Asier Belloso
Direction and Filmmaking
Jessica Dimmock
Co-Executive Production
Piper Weiss
Production
Alexandra Meistrell
Film Edition
Josh Silberman