Lies I Told My Little Sister
Director: William J. Stribling
Producers: Judy White, Jonathan Weisbrod
Writer: Judy White
Cinematographer: Alex Gallitano
Editors: Chris Daker & William J. Stribling
Production Designer: Alexander Whittenberg
Synopsis: A family trip. Packing all the childhood baggage. After the death of her oldest sister, a globe-trotting nature photographer is guilted onto a family trip to Cape Cod, along with the younger sister she used to torment. Amid recriminations, revelations, a very strange shopkeeper and an old romance, they square off against the patterns of childhood. Drama-comedy. Starring Lucy Walters (discovered by "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen for his BAFTA nominated "Shame"), veteran rocker Ellen Foley, Emmy nominees Alicia Minshew & Donovan Patton. Of note: Ellen Foley who was made famous by her duet with Meat Loaf on the Bat out of Hell album (5th best selling album of all time), recorded a new version of the Bat out of Hell ballad, "Heaven Can Wait" for ending credits of this film.
Web Site: http://www.liesitoldmylittlesister.com
Writer/Producer Judy White: The former editor-in-chief of Time Warner's mega-gardening website during the beginnings of the World Wide Web, judywhite is an award-winning author of two nonfiction books, including the encyclopedia, “Taylor's Guide to Orchids” (Houghton Mifflin). She has written hundreds of magazine articles. Principal photographer at GardenPhotos.com, she is also an established award-winning photographer with thousands of photocredits and covers in major magazines, calendars, books, and the advertising world, from Sierra Club to American Express to the Smithsonian Institution. Her travels have taken her from dugout canoes in the Amazon to orchid greenhouses in Moscow. She double-majored in chemical biology & animal science at Rutgers, and her technical research has been published in science journals. An Authors Guild member, judywhite began her writing career as a humorist in “Seventeen” Magazine, where her first piece was about having a little sister. She is a past President of the Black Bear Film Festival, and is a citizen of both the United States and Ireland. judywhite has used her one-word byline for over 30 years. “Lies I Told My Little Sister” is her first screenplay.
Director William J. Stribling: is an award-winning director whose short film, “Break A Leg”, swept the New Visions & Voices Film Festival at New York University, taking home Best Directing, Best Editing, and Best Overall Picture. The film also earned a Best Producer Award for Jonathan Weisbrod, who is teaming again with Stribling to produce "Lies." Their more recent short, “Beyond Belief” has won multiple Audience Awards and Best Student Film Awards in the USA and abroad. It was nominated for Best Comedy at the 2012 Super Shorts International Film Festival in London, named an official selection of the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival in NYC, and won Best Actor at the LA Comedy Film Festival, among many others. A Florida native, Stribling is an Artistic Associate at The Studio @620 in St. Petersburg, where he directed the world run of “Shel's Shorts” by Shel Silverstein. He earned degrees in Film & Television Production and Dramatic Literature at NYU, and trained in screenwriting in Dublin, Ireland, under the instruction of BAFTA winner Colin McKeown. Stribling directed “Lies” the summer after graduation from NYU. He is now earning his Masters in Screenwriting, and will be shooting his 2nd feature film, "Bear with Us" in August 2014. Producer/Co-Writer Jonathan Weisbrod The recipient of the 2011 David Chase Scholarship for Screenwriters at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Weisbrod was graduated with honors in only three years, with a major in Film & Television Production, and minors in Producing and Irish Studies. He was named Best Producer at the NYU New Visions & Voices Film Festival for “Break A Leg”, a short directed by William J. Stribling, and their most recent short film, “Beyond Belief”, has been winning Audience Awards at festivals across the world. Weisbrod took the next year off to produce his first feature, “Lies I Told My Little Sister.” He is the first winner of the AFI (American Film Institute) ScreenNation Competition, and served for years as a film programmer for the Black Bear Film Festival, while also working at NBCUniversal, Viacom, Warner Music Group, and NJN Public Television. Weisbrod has produced more than two dozen short films, many featured in festivals in the US and internationally. Now earning his law degree at Seton Hall Law, where he is specializing in entertainment law and intellectual property, Weisbrod recently won the national 2014 BMI Cardozo Moot Court Competition.
Cinematographer Alex Gallitano: An honors graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts in cinematography, Gallitano also completed advanced studies in cinematography at FAMU Academy in Prague, one of the oldest film schools in Europe, and his work has been shown at numerous festivals across the world. In 2012 he was awarded a Telly for his work on a Coca-Cola commercial, and recently won his second Telly for a commercial for the Van Cliburn Foundation. Gallitano collaborated in the past with director William J. Stribling and producer Jonathan Weisbrod on the acclaimed award-winning short, “Beyond Belief” (see Stribling & Weisbrod bios above). This is the trio’s first full-length feature film together, which Gallitano shot on the ARRI Alexa, the same camera used to film the latest James Bond film, “Skyfall”. He is highly versed both in film and digital formats. Composer Dylan Glatthorn A two-time winner of the Alan Menken award, composer/lyricist Glatthorn is a graduate of NYU’s Music Composition program at the Steinhardt School with a B.A. in Music Theory and Composition, and an M.A. in Scoring for Film and Multimedia. He has scored numerous films, seen at SxSW, Tribeca, Friars Club Comedy Film Festival, Ireland's Kerry Film Festival, as well as on PBS. He is a 2013 nominee by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for a College Television Emmy Award, for the score of a TV pilot. Also known for concert music, he recently was awarded a MetLife Creative Connections Grant. Glatthorn is one of five founding members of Circles and Lines (the New York City composers collective); the New York Times review of a C&L concert said, “Glatthorn contributed some of the most assured writing of the evening” with comparisons to Debussy and Janacek. He is a member of ASCAP and The Dramatists Guild of America. His collaboration with William J. Stribling and Jonathan Weisbrod has resulted in two multiple-award winning short films, “Break A Leg” and “Beyond Belief”. This is their first feature film together.