Lie Detector

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"Spence Visits" by composer Cal Scott

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PREVIEW AUDIENCE SCORING
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91% of Preview Audiences recommend the film!

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE A SEQUEL
TO LIE DETECTOR?

83% of Preview Audiences said “Yes!”

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TS Pictures presents

After surviving a near-fatal head injury an FBI agent acquires
an uncanny ability to detect deception.

Executive Producers Laini Risto, Kitty Kladstrup, Shirley Rapp
Gordon Forslund
and Lilly M. Forslund
Screenplay by Scott Forslund and Tim Ryerse
Produced by
Scott Forslund and David L. Cascadden
Directed by
Scott Forslund

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Official Website: liedetectormovie.com

Synopsis

A psychological thriller set in a world of hate crime, espionage, and extreme rock climbing, Lie Detector tells the story of David Wellman, an FBI special agent whose work in the Hate Crime Unit is suddenly disrupted by a near-fatal car accident. When his injuries and complex recovery give rise to a unique ability to detect deception, he integrates this new skill into his work and uncovers an international arms conspiracy. But after enduring countless lies, David’s resulting paranoia devastates his family and jeopardizes his standing as an agent. This epic, personal journey underscores themes of love and redemption, taking David from the confusing world of his aphasia-stricken mind to the terrifying vertical walls of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.

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Director's Statement

Our film was based on a study conducted several years ago regarding patients with aphasia resulting from head injury or stroke. Approximately 70% of these patients gained the ability to detect deception in people they interacted with, the seeming result of a fierce desire to understand the spoken word again. Keen observation of body language and other factors led to this ability as the patients regained speech. I shared the results of this study with my writing partner Tim Ryerse and we both agreed it would make a fascinating narrative film. We of course pushed the envelope with our storyline, giving our central character more than the study's 70% ability. But we also paid close attention to the medical science to give our film the authenticity it needed to connect with audiences. Lie Detector is a personal journey of self-exploration and coming to terms with what essentially becomes, for character David Wellman, a super power. And since our culture is ever fascinated with lies and the people who tell them, future story possibilities are nearly endless.

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TS Pictures presents

After surviving a near-fatal head injury an FBI agent acquires an uncanny ability to detect deception.

Executive Producers
Laini Risto, Kitty Kladstrup,
Shirley Rapp, Gordon Forslund
and Lilly M. Forslund
Screenplay by
Scott Forslund and Tim Ryerse
Produced by
Scott Forslund
and
David L. Cascadden
Directed by Scott Forslund

Watch the TRAILER

Synopsis

A psychological thriller set in a world of hate crime, espionage, and extreme rock climbing, Lie Detector tells the story of David Wellman, an FBI special agent whose work in the Hate Crime Unit is suddenly disrupted by a near-fatal car accident. When his injuries and complex recovery give rise to a unique ability to detect deception, he integrates this new skill into his work and uncovers an international arms conspiracy. But after enduring countless lies, David’s resulting paranoia devastates his family and jeopardizes his standing as an agent. This epic, personal journey underscores themes of love and redemption, taking David from the confusing world of his aphasia-stricken mind to the terrifying vertical walls of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.

Official Website:
liedetectormovie.com

Contact Us

Use our Contact page for screening, sales, or other information regarding this project. A password protected HD 1080p version of the film is available for preview on Vimeo.

Watch LIE DETECTOR
(password required)

Videos

PREVIEW AUDIENCE SCORING
OF LIE DETECTOR

91% of Preview Audiences
recommend the film!

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE A SEQUEL
TO LIE DETECTOR?

83% of Preview Audiences
said “Yes!”

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THE AUDIENCE IS ASKED TO
TAKE POLYGRAPH TESTS

To prove they liked Lie Detector!

Image

Director's Statement

Our film was based on a study conducted several years ago regarding patients with aphasia resulting from head injury or stroke. Approximately 70% of these patients gained the ability to detect deception in people they interacted with, the seeming result of a fierce desire to understand the spoken word again. Keen observation of body language and other factors led to this ability as the patients regained speech. I shared the results of this study with my writing partner Tim Ryerse and we both agreed it would make a fascinating narrative film. We of course pushed the envelope with our storyline, giving our central character more than the study's 70% ability. But we also paid close attention to the medical science to give our film the authenticity it needed to connect with audiences. Lie Detector is a personal journey of self-exploration and coming to terms with what essentially becomes, for character David Wellman, a super power. And since our culture is ever fascinated with lies and the people who tell them, future story possibilities are nearly endless.