We created the opening for the Discovery+ series “Abdelmassih - Do milagre ao crime” (Abdelmassih - from miracle to crime), which is a true crime documentary about the crimes committed by the doctor Roger Abdelmassih. The
accounts of rape and sexual abuse surfaced in 2009, and in the following year, he was sentenced to nearly 300 years in prison.
Do Milagre ao Crime
We wanted to explore visual elements that refer to the sensations caused throughout the narrative: fear and discomfort. To carry those feelings to the piece, we made the artistic choice to work with picture and image overlaying, blur and quick flashes. This choice of sequence of shots was essential to narrate a dream that was being destroyed little by little.
The idea was to represent the suspense and especially the discomfort, so we chose a bold font that is striking, but applied some blur and distortion, to give the typography some personality.
Client: Discovery +
Produced by: Mixer Films
Animation Production: Hilda Motion
Director: Luiza de Moraes
Animation Director: Baboo Matsusaki
Art and Motion Graphics Director: Thais Macedo
Motion Graphics: Tayllan Soares
Producer: Letícia Mello
Produced by: Michela Giorelli, Luiza de Moraes
Editing: Rodrigo Augusto, André Z. Pagnossim
Camera and Electrical Department: Fernando Augusto, Toti Cardoso, Isabela Moreira
Editorial Department: Eduardo Frederiksen, Maísa Joanni