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No One Is Safe From Son of Sam

Experience the fear and paranoia of New York City during the Summer of 1977. This short documentary explores the legacy of the Son of Sam case using original footage not seen since it aired and interviews with PIX11 journalists.

  • Heath Benfield
  • Heath Benfield
  • Heath Benfield
  • Mary Murphy
    Key Cast
  • Arnold Diaz
    Key Cast
  • Rolando Pujol
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 10, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Short of the Week

    August 17, 2017
  • Big Apple Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    November 2, 2017
Distribution Information
  • WPIX
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Heath Benfield

Heath Benfield is a Creative Producer at WPIX in New York City. Originally from Indianapolis, IN, Heath has been a professional writer, producer and editor since graduating with a Film & TV degree from Ball State University in 2007.

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Director Statement

Everybody knows the Son of Sam, but the passing decades have dulled the fear and paranoia of the Summer of 1977. This is an attempt to recreate that frenetic atmosphere and capture the experience that held New York City hostage 40 years ago.