BIOGRAPHY

JIA WERTZ

Filmmaker Jia Wertz pursues stories that explore the conflict between institutional systems and individuals victimized by those institutions in the name of protecting the social order. She is currently investigating the vagaries and inconsistencies of the American Criminal Justice system through the story of Jeffrey Deskovic and other exonerees to have their freedom restored at the cost of irreparable damage to their minds, relationships and families.

In addition, Jia is a featured writer for Forbes, and the Founder and fashion designer of Studio 15.

 

Jia is from Calgary, Alberta and currently lives in New York City with her husband and son. She is a graduate of New York Film Academy. “Conviction” is her debut film.

FILMOGRAPHY

CONVICTION
DECEMBER 2019

Convicted of murder and rape at age 16, Jeffrey Deskovic begins a three decade journey to reclaim the life that was lost.

SEMI FINALIST
NYCA
SEMI-FINALIST
CIIFF
OFFICIAL SELECTION
ICS
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NFNY
OFFICIAL SELECTION
GIFF
OFFICIAL SELECTION
IFAFF
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NYLOFF
SEMI-FINALIST
BSF
OFFICIAL SELECTION
GSFF
OFFICIAL SELECTION
GDFF
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
GDFF
BEST PICTURE
GSFF
OFFICIAL SELECTION
CSFF
AWARD OF DISTINCTION
CSFF
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