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Truth Be Told

A woman with a dark secret attends a speed dating event with an usual twist. Will she find love, or will she scare off the man of her dreams?

  • Phillip Darlington
    Director
    The Dark Zone; Voracious; Kenny's Korner
  • Nonie Shiverick
    Writer
    Scales, Ghosted
  • Nonie Shiverick
    Producer
    Scales, Ghosted
  • Shelley Parke
    Key Cast
    “Allison”
  • Derrick Zonca
    Key Cast
    “The Vegan”
  • Nonie Shiverick
    Key Cast
    “Charlene”
  • Cody Kilpatrick Steele
    Key Cast
    “The Cheater”
  • Guy Kapulnik
    Key Cast
    “The Tall Guy”
  • Michael Beardsley
    Key Cast
    “The Loud Guy”
  • Ricky Borrego
    Key Cast
    “The Farter”
  • A Monnie Aleahmad
    Key Cast
    “The Disappointment”
  • Marcus J. Freed
    Key Cast
    “The Englishman”
  • Matthew James LePage
    Key Cast
    “The Mamma's Boy”
  • Trip Langley
    Key Cast
    “The Homosexual”
  • Jim Martyka
    Key Cast
    “Brad”
  • Troy Peterson
    Key Cast
    “Kid 1”
  • Vivienne Sievers
    Key Cast
    “Kid 2”
  • Amethyst Brigham
    Key Cast
    “Speed Dater”
  • Julia Garland
    Key Cast
    “Speed Dater”
  • Te'Juana Johnson
    Key Cast
    “Speed Dater”
  • Lindsay Kimber
    Key Cast
    “Speed Dater”
  • Jessica Marie Taylor
    Key Cast
    “Speed Dater”
  • Faith McCann Walston
    Key Cast
    “Speed Dater”
  • Tehana Weeks
    Key Cast
    “Speed Dater”
  • Michael Muncatchy
    Camera
  • Brian Ormes
    Lighting
  • Camilo Anaya
    Sound
  • Phillip Darlington
    Editing
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital - Lumix
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • We Make Movies International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 19, 2020
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Phillip Darlington

Phillip Darlington is a film director and producer with a background in practical effects and digital effects. He began to make his living in film production in 1988 on “The Abyss” as James Cameron’s underwater assistant where he also received Union status when he performed a stunt. Since then, Phillip has worked on over 72 films and television shows and has also worked in feature film development for Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Feature Films, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros.

During the past 14 years, Phillip has worked as an Art Director for various clients, including Lockheed Martin, Sun Microsystems and Modular Wind Energy, providing artistic input for their photographic and promotional video needs.

Phillip presently owns DarlingtonImages.com and since 2010 has been producing marketing projects and materials for a variety of clients in Los Angles and Orange Counties of California.

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Director Statement

When I met Nonie in our film group WeMakeMovies.org I had a notion that working with her would be a fruitful experience. She mentioned she had written TRUTH BE TOLD and sent me the script. I felt it was the perfect project to get our feet wet for our first collaboration. The setup/punch lines as written made it simple to visualize coverage and played well in the edit. The challenge was getting in and out of the bar location, which we only had a time window of about five hours. We were working with nearly two dozen cast members and a small crew. The room was big and thankfully we had a professional lighting technician in Brian Ormes to give us enough punch for fill and accents. Our DP Michael Muncatchy was so efficient with coverage and also stealing coverage of ambient activity. I would love to work with this crew and cast on future productions and see this as an expandable piece that could be built out into a powerfully punchy comedic feature our limited series.