The Chaos Keepers
June 17, 2021

Episode 49 - The Ladies & True Crime

Episode 49 - The Ladies & True Crime

Jia Wertz, Documentary & Filmmaker, who produced & directed the film CONVICTION, chats with us about her first film & going from Fashion to True Crime. Plus all the usual & everyday Chaos!


Episode 49 - The Ladies & True Crime

The ladies chat with Independent Documentary & Filmmaker, Jia Wertz, about her short film, centered on the wrongfully convicted, that is out on Amazon Prime, called Convicted.  We chat with Jia about how she became interested in True Crime, and in our conversation she shares with us about her new film about a young man named Jeffery Deskovic, who was wrongfully convicted, and his life journey after he was proven innocent.  Jia also shares about her journey from Fashion to Film Making and why she made this major shift in her career & life path.    Plus all the usual, everyday  Chaos...Cheers!

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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, Co-host of the Speaking of Crime podcast, 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 award-winning debut film.


Guest Links:
Website - https://www.jiawertz.com/
FB-https://www.facebook.com/JiaWertz
IG -https://www.instagram.com/jiadocs/
YT-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy9-hZ2CDFK2i3ncvjahevA
Amazon Prime - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08F9XPHB4
Conviction IMdB - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12269178/
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/JiaWertz


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Jian Wertz

Independent Film Director & Podcaster

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, Co-host of the Speaking of Crime podcast, 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 award-winning debut film.