|Directed by||Richard Janes|
|Produced by||Richard Janes
|Written by||Paul Gerstenberger|
|Music by||Kevin Sargent|
|Running time||89 minutes|
Fakers is a 2004 British film directed by Richard Janes and starring Matthew Rhys as con-man with a big debt to pay off to wanna-be crime lord Art Malik. It was produced by Richard Janes Claire Bee and Todd Kleparski, three graduates from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication. Completely funded via independent routes the film cost $1,500,000 to make and has opened theatrically in the United Kingdom, America and Japan as well as other territories.
In this crime caper set in the eccentric London art world, Nick Edwards (Rhys) owes £50,000 to the super-smooth, yet brutal, crime lord Foster Wright (Malik) and has four days to find the cash.
Nick knows nothing about working a heist of that size, but when he stumbles across a lost sketch by the legendary Italian artist Antonio Fraccini, he believes he’s in the clear. The problem is, it’s only worth 15 grand.
With the help of the eternal cynic Eve (Ashfield) and her extremely talented yet naïve artist brother Tony (Chambers), the plan is hatched; to forge the drawing and sell it to five Mayfair galleries within an hour before anyone cottons onto the fact there’s a scam going down.
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