Percy Daggs III (Veronica Mars), who stars as Terrance Lewis in the MPI Original short film Infraction, was recently nominated for Best Actor at the Gig Harbor Film Festival in Washington.
Directed by MPI filmmaker Timothy Blackwood, Infraction follows an inmate and a prison guard who form an unlikely relationship with life-altering ramifications. The film tackles the themes of criminal justice reform and civil rights. It is based on the life of Terrance Lewis, who also serves as an executive producer on the film. Terrance is an exoneree and former juvenile lifer who served over 21 years on a wrongful murder conviction. After his release in May of 2019, Terrance created the Liberation Foundation, of which he is founder and president. The Liberation Foundation, also known as the Terrance Lewis Liberation Foundation (TLLF), is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for wrongfully convicted people who are seeking legal representation.
In a recent interview for the film Daggs said, “Terrance Lewis is a real life superhero…I am humbled and grateful that I played a part in his journey.”
Infraction is continuing its successful festival run this weekend as an official selection at the Oscar-qualifying Edmonton International Film Festival and the Richmond International Film Festival. Additional festivals will be announced soon! Take a look behind the scenes of Infraction below.