Indictment: The Crimes of Shelly Chartier

Screening Time

Sat, May 26, 2018 – 1:35 PM – BMO Sports Lounge


Sensationalized in the media as a high profile catfishing case involving an NBA superstar and an aspiring model, Shelly Chartier was portrayed as a master manipulator who used social media as her weapon. Through the sensitive and intelligent lens of Indigenous directors Lisa Jackson and Shane Belcourt, the sensationalism is swept aside to reveal something much more compelling and complex – the 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 the Canadian justice system.




Indigenous Award

Creative Team


Lisa Jackson, Shane Belcourt


Jamie Brown, Chris McIvor, Jeff Peeler


Michelle St John, Carlene Rummery

Production Company

Frantic Films, Frank Digital

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