From the Contributor
Director Michael Jenkins on Blue Murder:
"The interesting thing about BLUE MURDER is that it doesn't stand on high moral ground looking down," Jenkins stated. "It refuses to judge." This priority was pre-eminent in the mind of the acclaimed director during filming of the mini-series. In his eyes, the result is a raw account of events staying within the confines of three central characters.
Jenkins was attracted to BLUE MURDER as much for its dealing with contentious issues as for the characters it depicts. "It depicts events in a microcosm of that world, but doesn't offer up a neat little moral solution hand-in-hand with a condemnation of it," he explained. "I think the characters
are really interesting because they're so extreme and that make more interesting drama."
Michael Jenkins praises his extensive cast "a fantastic group of actors" who took on the personas of media-created characters and gave them a human dimension. "The actors brought that sense of humanity to each of the characters, so that you develop a fairly full picture of those people," he said.
According to Jenkins, BLUE MURDER is raw and unpredictable with "a bit of a rollercoaster feel to it, but its style is undoubtedly dramatic. It is not a documentary. We may depict true events, but the audience can draw their own conclusions," he stated.