Murder on Middle Beach, a four-part documentary series directed by first-time filmmaker Madison Hamburg, examines Hamburg’s complicated journey to solve an unspeakable crime and absolve the people he loves while seeking out answers within his own fractured family and community.
The series revolves around the case of Barbara Hamburg, Madison’s mother, who was brutally murdered on March 3, 2010 near her home in the upper-middle class enclave of Madison, Connecticut. Investigators speculated this was a crime of passion, but without sufficient evidence, the case grew cold.
Over the course of eight years, Hamburg interviewed his family members and many others to learn more about his mother’s life and gather evidence in hopes of solving her murder. Along the way, he uncovers a web of familial and local secrets, connections to shadowy figures, and years-old resentments in his deceptively serene hometown.
Murder on Middle Beach is produced by Jigsaw Productions, Armian Pictures and Blue Days Films. Directed by Madison Hamburg; executive producers, Ron Nyswaner, Neda Armian, Toby Oppenheimer, Madison Hamburg, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello; co-executive producer, Evan Lerner; supervising producer, Whitney Johnson; producer, Solomon Petchenik.
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Madison's Case Update
Madison Hamburg shares an update on what's been happening with the case since the finale and what he hopes happens next.
- The Morning of March 3High school nurse Donna Konarski and high school secretary Kara Heller recount the morning Barbara was murdered.
- Mom in Live MotionAli fears she’ll forget what her mother looks like and reflects on how good of a mother she was.
- Madison as a SuspectMadison contemplates whether the police thought he was their prime suspect for Barbara’s murder.
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