Thrillist: What drew you both to this project, and to Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong, the alleged mastermind of the heist, in the first place?
Trey Borzillieri: After I watched the first West Memphis Three case documentary, Paradise Lost, that Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky did, I was blown away by that and looking for a story. Ultimately, I started tracking this case the day it happened. Just by chance, I was in Buffalo, New York, which is close to Erie, in August of 2003. After seeing the reported coverage the day of -- that a pizza deliveryman [Brian Wells] robbed a bank and blew up in the process -- the mystery began right there. And then learning that there was evidence that indicated he had been put up to it? Holy cow!
The third mind-blowing event was, a month later, [authorities] discovered this frozen body, in a garage right next to the dirt road where Brian Wells made his last delivery before showing up at the PNC Bank, and the FBI was saying that the two cases were not connected. That just sent me off the couch, and I began the early attempts at making this documentary -- I went to Erie, began knocking on doors. The case went cold for upward of two years, and [Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong] was one of the few people living who could provide insight. Having no objective, but just looking for the truth, was what led me to her. Then, in 2013, after tracking this for a decade, I reached out to Barbara -- I had seen her film [2009's] Talhotblond, which is fantastic -- and we became a team, working together for deeper truths in the story and also in the case.