The Globe has been covering Whitey Bulger for more than a decade — from his time as a petty criminal in the Southie projects to the discovery of his role as an FBI informant and alleged murderer, charged with 19 murders, and beyond.
When he was caught in Santa Monica after 16 years on the run in June, Globe reporters Shelley Murphy and Maria Cramer began the gruesome task of piecing together what his life with his girlfriend Catherine Greig was like through the years. Three photographers shot video along the way, many people were interviewed, and lots of b-roll was gathered.
At the beginning of October, I was given all of this content in order to make a video story with it. I interviewed the reporters in a documentary style, transcribed everything, built a script, and eventually came out with this:
A hefty undertaking, but with the inspiration of hundreds of documentaries that address events and people in the past, I’m stoked with how it came out.