Autentic and Topkapi Nonfiction finish production for "Inside The Mind Of A Con Artist"

The original series is slated to debut on Curiosity Stream and Curiosity Channel in Spring of 2022. The series invites selected con artists to a scientific institute where they are confronted with their crimes.


Autentic Production and Topkapi Nonfiction announced the completion of production for "Inside The Mind Of A Con Artist." The title is set to premier on Curiosity Stream and Curiosity Channel in Spring 2022. 

"Inside The Mind Of A Con Artist" is commissioned by Curiosity Inc., feeaturing contributions by German factual special-interest channel ZDFinfo. Chinese streaming service Bilibili and Dutch broadcaster KRO-NCRV are set to coproduce the series for their channels.

The six-part series features various artists, including Christophe Rocancourt, Matthew Cox, Frederic Bourdin, Jan Lewandowski, Shaun Greenhalgh and Helmut Kiener. It unearths the human truth behind some of the most extraordinary fraud cases in recent history, by psychoanalysing the con artists themselves.

With the help of experts in the fields of forensic psychology, behavioural science, and neuroscience the factual series looks into the con artist’s minds, uncovering the unconscious meanings and motivations behind their actions.  By adding a scientific focus to each case, the factual series flips the True Crime script and delivers a how-to guide to conning.