‘It was completely cathartic’: Collier Landry on ‘A Murder in Mansfield’ and overcoming the trauma of his mother’s murder
When Collier Landry was eleven years old, his father, Jack Boyle, murdered Collier’s mother Noreen in the middle of the night and hid her body from police for a month. After Jack was convicted, Collier resolved to “do something positive” with the tragedy. A Murder in Mansfield, the resulting documentary film, explores the necessary difficulty of working through trauma. Collier spoke with us about the filmmaking process, his extended (and estranged) family, and the importance of letting go.