Reviews and Festivals
"Highly Recommended. Demonstrates how social activism can lead to legislation, and how legislation leads to reform."
— Educational Media Reviews Online
"Highly Recommended. Filmmaker Gregg Jamback presents a disturbing and provocative examination of Taylor's case, detailing the viciously deliberate attempt by prosecutors to frame an innocent man, while also telling the heartbreaking story of Taylor's family's indefatigable belief in his innocence and the severe emotional and financial hardship they suffered in order to secure his freedom...Effectively illustrate[s] how the fragile legal system can be brutally manipulated."
— Video Librarian
"Maintains an engaging pace, moving in and out of gut wrenching interviews and narrated explanations of the legal system...Viewer is aesthetically fed the information through an approachable and eclectic visual style that never bores or sacrifices the finer details of an innately difficult and abstract concept...Witnessing In Pursuit of Justice you'll be intellectually stimulated by the checks and balances, brought to the brink of tears in the face of the suffering of others, and inspired by a single event that looks to be the impetus for a major shift in a legal world that affects all of us."
— Tom Berry, New Hampshire Film Festival
"Gregg Jamback's documentary bravely chronicles [Greg] Taylor's long, hard-fought road to freedom."
— Riverrun International Film Festival
"We were honored to be able to screen Greg Taylor's story with our festival audience last September and we hope more people will be able to see this incredible film. It is an important story that everyone should see!"
— Charlotte Film Festival
"In haunting, excruciating detail, Gregg Jamback tells the story of Greg Taylor, a Raleigh man who spent 17 years in prison for murder before he was exonerated in 2010. In Pursuit of Justice is a heart-wrenching tale of injustice."
"I'd say this is an eye-opening film for people in [North Carolina], to find out how the criminal justice system can go wrong, and then, with the right attorneys and the new procedures of the Innocence Commission, can go right. The Innocence Commission, and the reforms discussed in this film, are part of the legacy of Darryl Hung, and for him, for us, I'm proud. I will definitely use this film in teaching my Innocence and Justice class in the years to come."
— Professor Mark Rabil, Wake Forest School of Law's Innocence and Justice Clinic
"Greg [Taylor] was a warrior. It was one of the blessings of my life to help him, and your work captures the essence of the fight."
— Attorney Joe Cheshire
Tryon International Film Festival, Audience Choice Award
Justice on Trial Film Festival, Best Feature Film Award
Real to Reel International Film Festival, Audience Choice / Best NC Film / Best of the Fest
Cape Fear Independent Film Festival, Best Feature Award
Riverrun International Film Festival, Audience Award
FootCandle Film Festival, Audience Favorite Feature
Justice on Trial Film Festival
Morehouse College Human Rights Festival
Real to Reel International Film Festival
Tryon International Film Festival
Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
Charlotte Film Festival
Riverrun International Film Festival
FootCandle Film Festival
Full Bloom Film Festival
New Hampshire Film Festival