Netflix: The Devil Next Door

Main title sequence and map animation for the Netflix series “The Devil Next Door,” a documentary series exploring the trial of John Demjanjuk, a Ukrainian immigrant in Ohio accused of being an infamous Treblinka death camp guard called “Ivan the Terrible.” Created at Union Editorial with Kamaur Bonfield.

Main Title Sequence

The Devil Next Door

Assembled from primarily archival sources, the main title sequence for “The Devil Next Door” is a non-linear story exploring the bizarre reality of a Nazi hiding out in Middle America. We touch on a few story-specific details, but for the most part, this sequence is backstory and atmosphere–setting up the tone of the show. We had a fairly clear vision for where we wanted to go when we first started to pitch ideas, so we did our own archival media search parallel to Production’s search. For instance, some shots, like the car being submerging in red paint in a factory, were fortunate finds and stumbled upon after many hours of watching vintage Americana industrial videos.

Client: Netflix
Directors: Yossi Bloch & Daniel Sivan
Artist: Kamaur Bonfield

“The Devil Next Door” Main Title Sequence

Interior Graphics

Vintage Maps

We also created a series of maps for the show. Designed to look like they were from authentic archival media sources, these maps exist in the cut without calling attention themselves as being “graphics.”

Client: Netflix
Directors: Yossi Bloch & Daniel Sivan
Artist: Kamaur Bonfield

“The Devil Next Door” Maps