Investigation Discovery

Dangerous Persuasions

Radio Design were approached by Raw, a BAFTA winning London production company, to design and create a title sequence for their new drama documentary series Dangerous Persuasions, commissioned by US channel Investigation Discovery.

Dangerous Persuasions tells the true stories of innocent people who have been unsuspectingly manipulated into horrific situations by dark forces, criminal masterminds and sociopathic con men.

Raw required the 20 second sequence to feature text cards, clips from the series and to sit well with the style of Investigation Discovery’s output.

Radio Design created the sequence around the theme of shadow puppetry and the figure of an evil puppet master. The idea of an ominous backstage manipulator not only captured the tone of the show but provided a fitting mechanism to display the text cards hanging from the puppeteer’s strings.

Motion designer extraordinaire Alex Dobbin collaborated with Radio Design on the animation work for the title sequence.

Dangerous Persuasions is the latest addition to Raw’s array of hit drama documentaries including Paranormal Witness, Locked Up Abroad and Gold Rush. The show is also broadcast on History Channel, titled Brainwashed.


Commissioning Channel: Investigation Discovery, History
Production Company: Raw TV
Designed and Directed by: Ben Cook
Animation: Ben Cook, Alex Dobbin