In your film, each of the five protagonists are serial murderers. However, you show us the context and situations that lead to their decisions. Why was that important to you?
It was to humanize them. And by humanizing them, which rarely happens in a court of law, you find something relatable in that person’s struggle. And then that plays into the overall theme about how the criminal justice system lacks empathy. It doesn’t really care about your context. It only cares about what you did.
What do you want your audience to take away from this film?
I want my audience to see the hypocrisy in our society, be conscious of it, to not turn their backs on it and know that that nothing’s perfect, but there’s always room to move closer and closer to a more humane society where we have empathy for one another.