Sundance Opening Day Docu-Series Arrives on Showtime

Four-part docu-series Love Fraud, which made its world premiere on the opening day of this year’s Sundance Film Festival (the first time in the festival’s history that a television series screened on day one), follows the search for a love con named Richard Scott Smith. Over the past 20 years, Smith used the internet and his dubious charms to prey upon unsuspecting women looking for love — conning them out of their money and dignity.

The story unravels in real time as Smith's victims band together to seek sweet revenge by turning to a bounty hunter named Carla when they feel the justice system has failed them.

The Hollywood Reporter’s Daniel Fienberg said Love Fraud “charges along with one eyebrow-raising revelation after another and it's hard to turn off without knowing whether or not Smith will be brought to justice, what justice would even look like for a man with his criminal record and how the filmmakers will actually get to the root of his issues, without giving him the cover of explanation or justification. It's a strange, involving journey.”

Love Fraud was produced by Loki Films by executive producers Amy Goodman Kass and Vinnie Malhotra, and executive produced and directed by Oscar-nominated Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp, Detropia).

The first episode of Love Fraud premieres on August 30, 2020 at 9 pm ET/PT.

Learn more about the series: https://www.sho.com/love-fraud

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GreenSlate
30 August 2020

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