Lies We Tell

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A film by Mitu Misra

Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Sibylla Deen, Mark Addy, Jan Uddin and Harvey Keitel 

Stars of Pulp Fiction and Miller’s Crossing are brought together for Mitu Misra’s  unflinching, award-winning British thriller about loyalty and revenge, a Northern Noir in the tradition of Mike Hodge’s Get Carter and Mike Figgis’ Stormy Monday.

When his billionaire boss Demi (Harvey Keitel) dies, chauffeur Donald (Gabriel Byrne) is given one final job – to wipe out any evidence of Demi’s relationship with his mistress, the enigmatic and beautiful Amber (Sibylla Deen). Donald’s task soon unravels when Amber’s life is threatened, and he finds himself her reluctant protector. Unwittingly drawn into a dangerous urban underworld, he encounters dark, harrowing practices, and a sinister underworld figure who will test him to his very limits.

LIES WE TELL is a unique, gritty thriller that portrays an ordinary man confronting extraordinary circumstances. The cast includes Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne (IN TREATMENT, MILLER’S CROSSING), Oscar-nominated screen legend Harvey Keitel (PULP FICTION, RESERVOIR DOGS), Mark Addy (GAME OF THRONES, THE FULL MONTY), Nicholas Farrell (CHARIOTS OF FIRE), BAFTA-winner Gina McKee (OUR FRIENDS IN THE NORTH), Toyah Willcox (QUADROPHENIA), Emily Atack (THE INBETWEENERS), Sibylla Deen (HOME AND AWAY), and Jan Uddin (SHANK).

Gabriel Byrne was the recipient of ‘Best Actor Award’ at the Nottingham International Film Festival in October 2017.


DVD Bonus Features:

  •  Deleted Scenes
  •  Cast & Crew Interviews
  •  Behing The Scenes Footage
  •  Raindance Premiere Footage

About the crew

ANDY MCDERMOTT – PRODUCER Andy McDermott is an independent writer and producer. His involvement with the broadcast and entertainment industry started in radio 30 years ago, he then went on to manage a number of successful media companies. He has a wide range of expertise in media marketing and copywriting and has more recently focused on writing feature film screenplays and production full time.

DANNY GULLIVER – PRODUCER Danny Gulliver has spent 18 years working in Film and Television with over 50 credits in the industry, most recently as line producer on Man Up, Swallows & Amazons and Dad’s Army. He was production manager on Bronson and A Royal Night Out and prior to that, worked as location manager on TV drama series and feature films such as Tyrannosaur and Sightseers. His practical on-set experience and industry knowledge naturally lead him to his first producer role on Lies We Tell.

SANTOSH SIVAN – CINEMATOGRAPHER Santosh Sivan graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India and has completed 45 feature films and 41 documentaries. He is the most awarded Director of Photography in India, as well as the first cinematographer in the Asia-Pacific region to be honoured with American Society of Cinematographers membership. He has also won five National Film Awards, four of which were for Best Feature Film Cinematography. As an international Director, he received worldwide accolades for The Terrorist (1998), which won the Best Director, Best Actress Awards and the Golden Pyramid Award for The Best Film at the 23rd Cairo International Film Festival.

EWEN GLASS – SCRIPTWRITER Born and raised in Northern Ireland, Ewen went on to study Film & Media at Stirling University. After graduating, he cut his teeth writing stage-plays before turning to the screen with a number of shorts including Italian-language Un’infermiera di nome Laura and Arthur Conan Doyle adaptation, Straggler of ’45.
Ewen has had a number of features developed by Northern Ireland Screen and Slovak Audiovisual Fund, and was part of the story-lining team that helped Hollyoaks to Best Soap at the British Soap Awards 2014, the first time in its history. Ewen co-wrote the feature Basement starring Jimi Mistry and Kierston Wareing (2010), and in 2013, was awarded a place on Edinburgh International Film Festival’s TalentLab scheme.

ZBIGNIEW PREISNER – COMPOSER Polish Composer Zbigniew Preisner is known primarily for his work on influential director Krzysztof Kieślowski’s iconic Three Colours trilogy, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe, and has been recognised for his outstanding music on The Island on Bird Street, Elisa and Between Strangers.
More recently he scored the acclaimed Downfall of Berlin: Anonyma and A História Da Eternidade.
He continues to compose for films while also releasing albums of his own music, songs and instrumentals, and working with illustrious artists like Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and singer Lisa Gerrard.

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