Inside the Mind of a Con Artist

Directed by
Daniel Nogueira and others

Production
Topkapi Nonfiction

In this 6-part documentary series we dive into the minds of successful con artists to unravel the psychology that underlays some of the most extraordinary cases of deception in recent history. A team of experts in the fields of forensic psychology, behavioural science, and neuroscience look into the minds of Christophe Rocancourt, Matthew Cox, Frederic Bourdin, Jan Lewandowski, Shaun Greenhalgh and Helmut Kiener, uncovering the unconscious meanings and motivations behind their actions. We look at what makes the art of conning so fascinating, why we are so susceptible to being conned and what the revelations of these con artists expose about ourselves.