RAMSEY DENISON Since beginning his career as an editor on the hit television show Criss Angel Mindfreak, Ramsey Denison has worked for CBS, MTV, Discovery, A&E, Disney, ID, Spike, Travel Channel, and Universal. Ramsey has worked on shows like the Emmy nominated Naked and Afraid, Catfish: Untold Stories, People Magazine Investigates, and Blood Relatives. When he is not editing or directing, Ramsey enjoys watching his beloved Seattle Seahawks play football and looking after his adorable but terribly behaved dog Roman.
RANDY WILLES began his career as an editor on Miami Vice and has worked for industry heavyweights like Bruce Paltrow, Aaron Spelling, Tyler Perry and Don Bellisario. In a career spanning almost three decades, Randy has edited hit shows like Quantum Leap, Lois and Clark: The Adventures of Superman, JAG, and NCIS. In addition to editing primetime network shows for ABC, NBC, and CBS, Randy has worked for various studios including MGM, Lorimar, Sony, Universal, Warner Brothers, and Paramount. He is also a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Motion Pictures Editors Guild, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the American Cinema Editors.
DOUG BLUSH Award winning filmmaker Doug Blush has credits on more than 70 feature films, eight of which have played at the Sundance Film Festival. Doug edited the Academy Award winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom and the Academy Award nominated The Invisible War. He was also an editor and associate producer on The Hunting Ground, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Widely considered one of the top documentary editors in the business, Doug teaches courses at Young Arts and the University of Southern California and is a proud member of both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the American Cinema Editors.
Making The Film
When I drove into Vegas a couple years ago, making a documentary about police corruption was the furthest thing from my mind; I’d come to relax. I’d just finished editing a programme about cops tracking down bad guys - the notion that cops could be the bad guys was not something I’d spent much time thinking about. That all changed when my friend Rhett Nielson and I saw police officers torturing a stranger. I called 911 and reported the incident. A couple minutes later, I got beat up, arrested, and thrown in jail by those same cops. I reported officers Mark Belanger, Kyle Frett, and Jared Casper but LVMPD’s Internal Affairs department decided to do nothing about it. Officer Cole Erskine’s police report was full of fiction, written to justify the brutality. The club where my arrest occurred told me they had no footage because their cameras weren’t recording that night. Without video, it was three police officers’ words against mine and Rhett’s. In a town where you can get beaten up, arrested, and thrown in jail simply for making a phone call to report police brutality, I couldn’t help but wonder what else the LVMPD has done. I discovered that behind the glittering lights, the real Las Vegas is a rigged game of corrupt policing and institutional cover ups.