I first came in contact with Daniel Lutz in 2009. I had recently moved to Los Angeles and was busy developing a series of short subject films for potential festival exhibition. Needless to say, I put a halt on these projects after receiving the call.
In January of 2007, I launched AmityvilleFiles.com, the web’s largest archive of Amityville-related research. I wanted to create an unbiased presentation of the known facts and personalities surrounding the case – somewhere people who are interested in these events could go and read through the original newspaper articles, view media and essentially draw their own conclusions on what they believe went down in that house.
I believe my presentation of these events have helped me establish some important contacts with people, not only affiliated with the case, but in other professional settings as well. It was through this website that I first made contact with friends of Daniel Lutz, who suggested that I needed to speak with him.
I will say right off the bat, making this film has been more of a discovery process for me than anything. It has challenged my beliefs, my theories on the case and overall, has dramatically enhanced my view of the Lutzes’ story.