The Suspense of ‘WHITE LIE’ – Schemes, Secrets and Social Media

February 16 19:32 2021
The Suspense of ‘WHITE LIE’ - Schemes, Secrets and Social Media

A university student who fakes a cancer diagnosis for the attention and financial gain struggles to maintain her secret.

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From Canadian based writer-director duo, Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas (The Oxbow Cure, Spice It Up), WHITE LIE is a suspenseful character study conceptualizing the themes of lies and desperation, especially in a digital world.

WHITE LIE succeeds, stringing us effortlessly along for the duration of its runtime in a tense, tightly wound thriller that forces us to empathize with its least empathetic character,” wrote Movie Burner Entertainment.

Starring a captivating performance from Kacey Rohl (Arrow, Hannibal), WHITE LIE features top-notch supporting roles from Amber Anderson (Emma., Black Mirror), Martin Donovan (Tenet, Big Little Lies) and Connor Jessup (Locke & Key, Falling Skies).

WHITE LIE follows Katie (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 keep her girlfriend (Amber Anderson) in the dark and stop estranged father (Martin Donovan) from blowing up her charade on social media. Nail-biting and thrilling, Katie disastrously decides to double down, unable to give up the real-life fantasy world she’s constructed for herself.

“Kacey Rohl emerges as the clear showstopper with an execution that neither judges her character’s questionable choices nor absolves them of their appropriate guilt,” continued Movie Burner Entertainment.

WHITE LIE has been selected as one of three finalists to compete for the prestigious Rogers Best Canadian Film Award at the 24th Annual TFCA Awards, which will be announced virtually on YouTube March 9th.

ROCK SALT RELEASING has released WHITE LIE onto various digital streaming platforms (DirecTV, Amazon, InDemand, FlixFling, AT&T, Vimeo on Demand, Vudu, Fandango and Google Play).

Watch the trailer for WHITE LIE here:

Alongside Rohl (Red Riding Hood, The Killing), WHITE LIE features acclaimed performances by Amber Anderson (Black Mirror), Martin Donovan (Inherent Vice) and Connor Jessup (American Crime). WHITE LIE also 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, please visit and follow on Instagram (@whiteliemovie) and Twitter (@WhiteLie2021).

WHITE LIE (2019, 96 min.) Directed by: Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas. Written by: Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas. Producers: Karen Harnisch, Yonah Lewis, Calvin Thomas, Katie Bird Nolan, Lindsay Tapscott. Editor: Lev Lewis. Cinematographer: Christopher Lew. Original music: Lev Lewis. Canada, English. Film Forge Productions, Lisa Pictures, Babe Nation Films, Rock Salt Releasing.

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