In 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee and sentenced to 957 years in prison for killing 17 people and dismembering their bodies. "Jeff" is a documentary that explores the city of Milwaukee by meeting those surrounding Dahmer during and after his hidden spree. Recollections from Milwaukee Medical Examiner Jeffrey Jentzen, Police Detective Patrick Kennedy, and neighbor Pamela Bass are interwoven with archival footage and everyday scenes from Dahmer's life, working collectively to disassemble the facade of an ordinary man leading an ordinary existence.
Director(s): Chris James Thompson
Executive Producer(s): Chris Smith, Barry Poltermann
Producer(s): Chris James Thompson
Screenwriter(s): Andrew Swant, Joe Riepenhoff
Cinematographer: Michael T. Vollmann
Editor(s): Chris James Thompson
Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Jack Turner: Line Producer: Theodore Lyngaas, Line Producer: Laura Ring: Motion Graphics: Dave Kiehl, Music: The Knife: Music: The Books
Principal Cast: Andrew Swant, Pamela Bass, Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen, MD, Patrick Kennedy, PhD
"Jeff" is Chris James Thompson's first feature film. His first short documentary "Kyoko Naturally" won the IFP-Chicago Film Fest in 2007. He edits and produces for Bluemark Productions and has credits on "Collapse," "The Pool," & "Suffering and Smiling." He lives and works in Milwaukee.
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