The Truth About Lies

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The Truth About Lies
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Film poster
Directed byPhil Allocco
Written byPhil Allocco
Produced by
CinematographyPeter Mariuzza
Edited by
  • Nick Carew
  • Éva Gárdos
Music byAdam Horovitz
Rumpus Entertainment
Release date
  • January 2015 (2015-01) (Santa Barbara)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Truth About Lies is an American romantic comedy film directed, produced and written by Phil Allocco and stars Fran Kranz, Odette Annable, Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Chris Diamantopoulos.[1][2]


Gilby Smalls (Fran Kranz) is an aimless guy who is having a meltdown. He's just been fired from his job, lost his apartment in a fire and he's forced to move in with his booze-swindling, man-obsessed mother. Life is bleak and as he's desperate to turn things around when he meets his friend's beautiful sister, who appears to be everything he ever wanted. Desperate to impress her, Gilby weaves a web of lies, each one bigger than the last, until he finds himself in too deep when the truth proves to be too much to admit.[3]



Filming took place in areas near Chappaqua, New York during November 2012[4] and began in New York City in December 2012.[5]


The film debuted at the 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.[6][7]


  • BEST ROMANCE at the International Film Festival—Screenplay Competition (2010)[8]
  • FINALIST at the Beverly Hills Film Festival—Screenplay Competition (2011)[8]


  1. ^ Ferri, Josh (November 12, 2012). "Fran Kranz to Lead New Film The Truth About Lies". Retrieved December 24, 2013.
  2. ^ THE DEADLINE TEAM (November 9, 2012). "Castings: 'Are We Officially Dating?' And 'The Truth About Lies'". Retrieved December 24, 2013.
  3. ^ Allocco, Phil (2018-01-27), The Truth About Lies (Comedy, Romance), Rumpus Entertainment, Intrinsic Value Films, Make Things Work, retrieved 2021-11-26
  4. ^ Taveira, Kristin (December 24, 2013). "'The Truth About Lies' filming in Chappaqua today". Newsday. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
  5. ^ staff (December 4, 2012). "Truth About Lies starts shoot". Screen Daily. Retrieved December 24, 2013.
  6. ^ "2015 Films Truth About Lies - Santa Barbara Film Festival". Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Santa Barbara International Film Festival Exclusive: Trailer for Relationship Comedy 'The Truth About Lies'". 2 February 2015.
  8. ^ a b "THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES". Retrieved February 4, 2015.

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