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Doc celebrity for the Month: Carla the Bounty Hunter, ‘prefer Fraud’

The first-time an episodic series had been programmed on starting time of Sundance movie Festival took place a very long time ago—i.e., simply earlier this January. Additionally the show become granted the unusual difference had been likewise unconventional. Like Fraud is unsurprisingly well-crafted, due to the fact the duo that is oscar-nominated of Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp; Norman Lear: yet another Version of You) will be the filmmakers behind this four-part docuseries premiering August 30 on Showtime. The show takes an approach that is often noirish the inspired feminist takedown for the certainly bizarre Richard Scott Smith. An identity-thieving bigamist whom invested an impressive 2 decades conning lovelorn, mostly middle-class females from their cash and feeling of self-worth, Smith is changed from dating-site predator to targeted victim as soon as the women he duped get together to locate, capture and finally bring the pathological fraudster to justice.

And zealously leading the chase is certainly one no-nonsense, tough-as-nails chick—who never also met Smith. Indeed, the filmmaking team’s secret tool, a scene-stealing bounty hunter called Carla, is every bit as determined to place a end to Smith’s heartbreaking and bank account-draining as any one of their real victims. Which is the reason why Documentary is excited to spotlight this uncompromising, unorthodox victim’s advocate as our August Doc celebrity for the Month.

DOCUMENTARY: once the filmmakers first approached you, did you have got any reservations about showing up onscreen?

CARLA: Yes, definitely I had reservations because that’s simply the continuing business i’m in. We everything that is always second-guess.

D: just what exactly convinced one to take part?

C: the main reason we went ahead and achieved it had been due to the women.