Directed by Jamie Meltzer
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 84 Minutes World Premiere
There’s a new detective agency in Dallas Texas, started by three exonerated men with decades in prison served between them who look to free innocent people behind bars. True Conviction follows these change-makers as they not only try to rebuild their lives and families, but also attempt to fix the criminal justice system. Director Jamie Meltzer takes viewers into the real-life crime drama that surrounds these freedom fighters on their quest for justice. Brought together through the painful experiences of serving time in jail for crimes they didn’t commit, these brave men embark on a journey of a lifetime to free those wrongly accused and still behind bars. As the drama unfolds, we are given privileged access and insight not only into the personal lives and struggles of the detectives, but also to the difficulties they face in the pursuit of justice. True Conviction is an incredible portrait of those who are able to overcome their past, and use the knowledge and lessons from the journey to help others and effect real change.

—Deborah Rudolph
About the Director(s)
Jamie Meltzer’s feature documentary films have been broadcast nationally on PBS and have screened at numerous film festivals worldwide. His current documentary project, True Conviction, is a co-production of ITVS and the recipient of a Sundance Institute grant and a MacArthur grant.

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Cast & Credits
  • Screenwriter:
    Jamie Meltzer, Jeff Gilbert
  • Executive Producer for ITVS:
    Sally Jo Fifer
  • Associate Producer:
    John Montague
  • Editor:
    Jeff Gilbert
  • Composer:
    Joshua Abrams
  • Cast:
    Christopher Scott, Johnnie Lindsey, Steven Phillips
  • Cinematographer:
    David Alvarado
  • Executive Producer:
    Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin, Adam Spielberg, Seth Gordon
  • Director:
    Jamie Meltzer
  • Co-Producer:
    Peter Jordan, Steve Bannatyne
  • Additional Editing:
    Ben Sozanski
  • Producer:
    David Alvarado, Kate McLean, Michael May