If you haven’t checked out NBC’s streaming service “Peacock” yet, you’re missing out on some amazing programming! For one thing, they decided not to call it “NBC+” or something along those lines, which is a breath of fresh air. (I’m looking at you Disney+, Discovery+, Paramount+ and AppleTV+). One of the programs worth checking out is the crime drama series Dr. Death, starring Joshua Jackson, Christian Slater and Alec Baldwin. Based on the popular podcast of the same name, the series is a slightly fictionalized retelling of the podcasts coverage of the actual story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, who was sentenced to life in prison back in 2017 after maiming and/or killing over 30 patients he performed surgeries on between 2011 and 2013.


The Interview With Nico Del Giudice On Dr. Death‘s Effects

A “true-crime” drama isn’t the first thing you think of when it comes to “extensive visual effects” But that’s exactly what my new best friend Nico Del Giudice is working on up at Molecule Visual Effects back in New York.

Hailing from Connecticut; Visual Effects Supervisor Nico Del Giudice started his journey into VFX with an interest in video games and film. Drawing inspiration from films like the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Matrix films, Nico ended up going to art school and majoring studio art. Soon he transitioned to Visual Effects (VFX) at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he studied for four years and produced a very well-received thesis film that quickly got him hired at Molecule Visual Effects straight out of college, where he has been ever since.

Take a look at my interview with Nico (above) to get a little more insight into his work on Dr. Death and what he’s most proud of in the series so far.

Dr. Death
Dr. Death
NBC Universal

All eight episodes of Dr. Death are available now, streaming on Peacock! So, what do you think of Dr. Death now? Are you interested in watching the show after this interview?

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