“It was an obsession that became a love story.”
It sounds like a tagline for a movie. Maybe it will be, since that was how Marlene Truscott summed up her relationship with Steven Truscott in a conversation with Calgary filmmaker Wendy Hill-Tout a number of years ago.
Chasing Justice, an indie film that wrapped earlier this week in Calgary, revisits the Truscott case from the point-of-view of his devoted wife, who became convinced of her future husband’s innocence long before they were married or had a romantic relationship.
“She was a crusader for him,” says Hill-Tout. “She was the one who said ‘This isn’t right.’ She was the Erin Brockovich of Canada in my mind. She was a woman who was very determined and someone who believed, ultimately, that the wrong would be righted.”