Union produces doc, Sins of Our Mother, for Netflix

(Courtesy Union Editorial)

Union Editorial’s latest long-form project debuts on Netflix today: the chilling three-part docuseries, Sins of Our Mother, exploring the story of Lori Vallow, known to friends and family as a devoted mother of three, a loving wife, and a woman of God.

But over the past three years, something went very wrong: Now Lori is in jail, waiting to stand trial for conspiracy to commit murder and first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of her fourth husband, her fifth husband’s wife, and her two youngest children.

For the first time, Lori’s surviving son Colby steps forward to provide exclusive insight into his family’s backstory as well as their present-tense narrative as Lori faces justice.

At the heart of this series is a single burning question: how did a seemingly normal woman become the most notorious mother in America? Watch the trailer below:


“Lori Vallow has many faces. That of a mother, sister, wife…and liar,” said director Skye Borgman in a statement. “I don’t know if we will ever know exactly what motivated Lori to commit such unspeakable crimes. But to formulate any answer we must look at Lori through the eyes of the people who knew her best. Through the eyes of her community, family, friends and her only remaining son – Colby Ryan. Colby’s life will never be the same. Shaken to the bone at the realization that his mother is responsible for the most heartbreaking tragedy he has ever experienced.”  

The docuseries was cut at Union Editorial, where the project team comprised Managing Director/ Partner Michael Raimondi, Partner/Editor James Haygood (Executive Producer on the series alongside Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn, and Todd Garner of Lightbox Entertainment), Katherine LeBlond (Producer), and Zach Kashkett (Editor, along with freelance editors Chris Walldorf and Jessica Potter).

“This was a complex story to tell, but during the process of putting it together more and more material became available,” said James Haygood, whose previous collaborations with Netflix include House of Secrets and The Devil Next Door. “So given all this new archival content released in the case, we weren’t just telling the story, but in various ways letting viewers experience it.”


  • Directed by: Skye Borgman
  • Executive Producers: Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn, James Haygood, Todd Garner
  • Co-Executive Producers: Maura Anderson, Stephen Neely
  • Producer: Katherine LeBlond 
  • Cinematography by: Michael Nelson
  • Music by: Will Blair and Brooke Blair
  • Edited by: Chris Walldorf, Zach Kashkett, Jessica Potter

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