2017 | TV Documentary | 48 min



Co-directed with Shane Belcourt.

A riveting true story about the crimes of Shelly Chartier, a reclusive young woman from a small Manitoba First Nation who captivated the press and made international headlines. Sensationalized in the media as a high profile catfishing case involving an NBA superstar and an aspiring model, Shelly was portrayed as a master manipulator who used social media as her weapon. Through the sensitive and intelligent lens of directors Lisa Jackson and Shane Belcourt, the sensationalism is swept aside to reveal a much more compelling – and complex – story of a young woman caught in historical circumstances beyond her control and how she struggles to rebuild her life after incarceration. With in-depth access to Shelly, Indictment unpacks the crime and raises important questions about our justice system.

One of CBC’s top watched documentaries
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Awards & Nominations

Best Documentary

imagineNATIVE Film Festival

Nominated, Best Indigenous

Yorkton Film Festival

Selected Festivals & Screenings

imagineNATIVE Film Festival
Maoriland Film Festival
Smithsonian Native Cinema Showcase
Elizabeth Fry Society


Writers / Directors Lisa Jackson, Shane Belcourt
Producers Jeff Peeler, Chris McIvor
Co-producer Lisa Jackson