Jia Wertz | Director CONVICTION documentary


Manage episode 290988178 series 2563580
By Rebekah Sebastian. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Jia Wertz won numerous awards for her debut documentary, CONVICTION, which tells the story of Jeff Deskovic, and the aftermath of his wrongful conviction. Jeff was a guest on DIE-ALOGUE, so it was a special thrill to see his story told in this way. Jia shares what led her to pick up filmmaking, her passion for criminal justice reform, and how Serial Season 1 had a direct connection to her beginning this film.
A full length version of this story is coming later this year, as well as an entirely different film that will also be about wrongful convictions. I loved getting to know Jia and I can't wait to see what does next. Learn more about Jia and her work: https://www.jiawertz.com/
Watch this heart-wrenching, but also heart warming documentary on Amazon Prime! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08F9XPHB4
You can hear my interviews with Jeff Deskovic on S2 Episodes 3 + 4 for more on his story. https://pod.fo/e/a9c32
Going to CrimeCon 21 in Austin? Use code: DIEALOGUE21 for 10% off your pass and let me know you're coming because I want to meet you!
Today’s show is sponsored in part by Baxter Blue Glasses – Shop this exclusive link for 10% off blue light, sleep, or kids glasses! https://baxterblueglasses.pxf.io/c/2544961/1031264/11471
Love DIE-ALOGUE? Please rate + review the show! ——> https://podfollow.com/diealogue
Let’s Kill the Small Talk + Start a DIE-ALOGUE. FOLLOW! Instagram Facebook Twitter: @diealoguepod | email: rebekah@yellowtapetruecrime.com | say hi via my website: rebekahasebastian.com

117 episodes