How Little White Lies could net film-makers a $1m prize
FILM-MAKERS who rented a house then secretly turned it into a film studio are in line to win $1m in a hard-fought film contest.
Producer John Giwa-Amu and director Caradog James rented the property for £700 from estate agent Peter Alan telling the firm: “Don’t visit.”
Mr Giwa-Amu said: “We made it look like a three-bed by shooting one of the bedrooms elsewhere and made one of the bedrooms into a bathroom because the bathroom was not big enough. So we had to get someone in to put up a false wall. We did quite a bit of work, we built a wall in the house and we took it back down – it just made it easier to shoot.”
The film – which stars Shameless’s Jonny Owen as well as Twin Town actors Helen Griffin and Brian Hibbard – is a bleak comedy following a family living in fear of the country being overtaken by Islam.
Little White Lies trailer (English)