In 2014, Jake Gyllenhaal did a movie called ‘Nightcrawler’. It follows the story of a man named Louis Bloom who switches careers from being a petty thief to become a highly competitive stringer. The film follows the rise of his freelance journalism career, giving us a picture of the quick wit and ‘ready to dive in danger’ attitude that this job needs. It gives a very disturbing image of the man that Lou finally turns into, or perhaps, shows us what he was, to begin with, anyway.
Obviously, the film is driven by the character that the filmmakers want us to see and his job is just a plot device to highlight his moral fibre. If you have been wondering what it is actually like to be on the streets at night, driving crazily from one spot to another to film miserable scenes that are served to us on the news next day, you should watch ‘Shot in the Dark’. Be warned though, it gets more chilling and disturbing than the movie that tried to capture the essence of this profession.
The series is directed by Jeff Daniels. He is also known for his work in documentary series like ‘Duff Takes the Cake’, ‘Hunting Hitler’, ‘The Hunt for the Zodiac Killer’, ‘Buried: Knights Templar and the Holy Grail’ and ‘Eyewitness War’. ‘Shot in the Dark’ is executive produced by Tracy Bacal, Jeanne Begley, Kelly McPherson, Howard Raishbrook, Emre Sahin, Shannon Watts and Sarah Wetherbee. Kevin Brennecke, Ian Egos, Jennifer Ehrman, April Garcia, Michael Gross, Fikret Manoglu, Valery Castillo, Ally Hawksley, Todd Fields, Jason Osper, Elida Portillo and Castor Fernandez have served as various producers, handling story producing, graphics and field producing and post-production.
Shot in the Dark Cast: Who’s in It?
The cast of ‘Shot in the Dark’ involves the crew of the companies that have been featured in the show. It includes Howard Raishbrook, Marc Raishbrook, Austin Raishbrook, Scott Lane, Victor Park, Todd Betts, Zak Holman and Steve Gentry. The Raishbrook brothers are the owners of RMG News. They have been in the profession for more than a decade and have frequently collaborated with big networks like Fox News, CBS, NBC, ABC and Spike Television network. Scott Lane is the founder of LoudLabs News and works mostly alone. He has been doing this work for more than fifteen years now. Zak Holman is the owner of OnScene.TV, and has the largest crew to his disposal as compared to the others.