Complexities of Truths and Lies: ‘WHITE LIE’ Tackles Social Media and Fake News

Complexities of Truths and Lies: ‘WHITE LIE’ Tackles Social Media and Fake News

“A gripping cautionary tale for the Fake News era,” wrote The Hollywood Reporter.

Los Angeles, CA – Jan 21, 2021 – Stream ‘WHITE LIE’ on Amazon today:

From Canadian based writer-director duo, Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas (The Oxbow Cure, Spice It Up), WHITE LIE is a new indie-drama now streaming on major digital platforms from ROCK SALT RELEASING.

WHITE LIE received numerous accolades, including its nomination at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Kacey Rohl’s (Arrow, Hannibal) deeply felt performance is a tour-de-force, alongside gripping sequences from Amber Anderson (Emma., Black Mirror), Martin Donovan (Tenet, Big Little Lies) and Connor Jessup (Locke & Key).

“Rohl’s performance is a sincere highlight of 2020 and hopefully this will lead to many more roles for her as she brings a sharp deceit and desperation that are riveting to watch,” wrote CineFlix Daily.

In a race-against-time plot, 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.

WHITE LIE is “absolutely enthralling in the emotions it provokes: gripping panic, unexpected understanding, and existential sorrow,” wrote Flip Screened.

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

Watch the official trailer for WHITE LIE here:

Alongside Rohl (Red Riding Hood, The Killing), WHITE LIE stars Amber Anderson (Emma, Black Mirror), Martin Donovan (Inherent Vice) and Connor Jessup (American Crime), 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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