True Conviction

Documentary Competition

World Premiere

USA | 84 MINUTES | English |


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


Directed by Jamie Meltzer

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.
Jamie Meltzer
Jamie Meltzer, Jeff Gilbert
David Alvarado
Jeff Gilbert
Joshua Abrams
Executive Producer
Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin, Adam Spielberg, Seth Gordon
David Alvarado, Kate McLean, Michael May
Associate Producer
John Montague
Peter Jordan, Steve Bannatyne
Additional Editing
Ben Sozanski
Executive Producer for ITVS
Sally Jo Fifer
Christopher Scott, Johnnie Lindsey, Steven Phillips


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San Francisco, CA 94110
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