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Fakers FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Richard Janes
Produced by Richard Janes
Claire Bee
Todd Kleparski
Written by Paul Gerstenberger
Starring Matthew Rhys
Kate Ashfield
Tom Chambers
Tony Haygarth
Art Malik
Jonathan Cecil
Music by Kevin Sargent
Release date
  • 2004 (2004)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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. The title track was written and performed by Andrea Britton and produced by Andrew J Jones.


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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