Rock Salt Releasing has announced the January 2021 US digital release of White Lie – a gripping character study from Canadian based writer-director duo, Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas (The Oxbow Cure, Spice It Up), learned Deadline exclusively.
The Globe and Mail called the film a wild, nail-biting look at our immeasurable capacity for self-deception. White Lie features standout performances from TIFF 2019 rising star, Kacey Rohl (Arrow, Hannibal), Amber Anderson (Emma., Black Mirror), Martin Donovan (Tenet, Big Little Lies) and Connor Jessup (Locke & Key). ‘As intimate as it is claustrophobic,’ wrote Cinema Scope.
White Lie follows Katie (Kacey Rohl), a young woman who has become a literal poster child on her university campus; recently diagnosed with cancer, she’s the focal point of an online funding campaign for herself. But it’s all built on a lie: Katie isn’t sick and never has been. Katie’s story begins to unravel, as she tries to keep her girlfriend (Amber Anderson) in the dark and stop estranged father (Martin Donovan) from blowing up her charade on social media. In a race-against-time plot, Katie disastrously decides to double down, unable to give up the real-life fantasy world she’s constructed for herself.
‘White Lie is one of the most fearless and emotionally affecting films you’ll see this year,’ wrote TIFF. After premiering at the Toronto Film Festival, White Lie travelled the film festival circuit, garnering accolades, including four Canadian Screen Award nominations (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actress in a Leading Role), several critic circle awards, the Rene Rodriguez Critics Award at the Miami Film Festival and a special jury mention for Best Performance to Kacey Rohl at the Philadelphia Film Festival.
Here is the exclusive trailer.
Available for pre-order on 20th December, ROCK SALT RELEASING will distribute White Lie onto various digital streaming platforms on 5th January (DirecTV, Amazon, InDemand, iTunes, FlixFling, AT&T, Vimeo on Demand, Vudu, Fandango & Google Play).
Alongside Kacey Rohl (Red Riding Hood, The Killing), Amber Anderson (Your Highness), Martin Donovan (Inherent Vice) and Connor Jessup (American Crime), WHITE LIE stars Christine Horne (The Captive), Thomas Olajide (Inhuman Condition, King Lear), Sharon Lewis (Brown Girl Begins) and Darrin Baker (Most Dangerous Game, My Spy, The Glass Castle). For more information about White Lie, visit this website and follow on Instagram and Twitter.