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True Conviction

a documentary film by Jamie Meltzer

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Documentary Film and Video
January, 2017


True Conviction is a documentary feature by Jamie Meltzer. The film premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, where it was awarded a Special Jury Mention in the Best Documentary Category. The film is set to premiere in Spring 2018 on PBS/Independent Lens.


There’s a new detective agency in Dallas, Texas, started by a group of exonerated men with decades in prison served between them. True Conviction explores their stories of wrongful imprisonment, their struggles to start their lives over again as free men, and their quest to help others who may be innocent.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 - World Premiere (Special Jury Mention, Best Documentary Category)

San Francisco DocFest 2017 (Non Fiction Vanguard Award)

Nantucket Film Festival 2017


A Co-Production of ITVS, Impact Partners, and Filament Productions

MacArthur Foundation Grant

Sundance Institute Documentary Grant

Tribeca Film Institute Grant

San Francisco Film Society Documentary Production Grant

Catapult Film Fund Grant

The Filmmaker Fund Grant