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Liars & Cheats

Max Peters, action star known round the world, wakes to discover his photos, emails, and dirty little secrets have been leaked. In a desperate attempt to save his career, his publicist, acting coach, and manager assemble in his London flat with revenge in sight.

  • Jacob Migicovsky
  • Jacob Migicovsky
  • Jacob Migicovsky
  • Fred Bonham Carter
  • Josh Burdett
    Key Cast
    "Max Peters"
    Loving Vincent
  • Halima Slimani
    Key Cast
    Blue Is The Warmest Colour
  • Lucy Newman-Williams
    Key Cast
    London Has Fallen, Everest
  • Caroline Lena Olsson
    Key Cast
    Children Of Men, Catastrophe
  • Stephane Cornicard
    Key Cast
    Spectre, The Royals
  • Georgia Winters
    Key Cast
    Jupiter Ascending
  • Susanna Cappellaro
    Key Cast
    Dark Shadows, Berberian Sound Studio
  • Diana Olifirova
    Director of Photography
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  • Genres:
    Satire, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 32 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 16, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    350,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Jacob Migicovsky

Born in Toronto, Canada, Jacob is an award-winning director who has always gravitated toward visual storytelling and a deep love of characters. His adoration for cinema of the 60s and 70s infuses his work with a tangible nostalgia, creating his own homage with every new film.

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Director Statement

As the new year on January 1, 2018, scandals surrounding the film business swirled like a hurricane. More and people, more and more stories, and soon it was all anyone was talking about.

Now, the controversy has transformed into a full fledged movement and the climate has changed forever. As the issues has grown, I believe our film has grown with them, gaining relevance with every new headline. The issues are serious, but there's no denying the ridiculous nature of these stories, from the gaudy perpetrators, to the hungry media, to the comments sections that litter the web. To me, satire seemed the best weapon, why not make fun of these despicable people, show the utter audacity with which they live their lives, expose the whole lot of them, all the 'Liars & Cheats'.

To keep the energy moving, Liars & Cheats is put together to feel like one continuous take, in real time. This way, the audience is taken behind the scenes to witness how our fickle industry can deal with these matters, see the speed of judgement, and get in the heart of a real public relations disaster.

An original jazz score drives the pace of the film, which is inspired by fast talking comedies 'The Seven Year Itch' to ''The Odd Couple'. Together with rapid fire dialogue, inventive shooting, and lively music, our hope is to set the chaos off and running and never let up until the very last frame.