The Invention of Lying


1h 45m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Set in an alternate reality where lying-even the concept of a lie-d s not exist. Everyone--from politicians to advertisers to the man and woman on the street--speaks the truth and nothing but the truth with no thought of the consequences. But when a down-on-his-luck loser named Mark suddenly develop

Film Details

Also Known As
Invention of Lying, Mytho-man!, This Side of the Truth
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Set in an alternate reality where lying-even the concept of a lie-d s not exist. Everyone--from politicians to advertisers to the man and woman on the street--speaks the truth and nothing but the truth with no thought of the consequences. But when a down-on-his-luck loser named Mark suddenly develops the ability to lie, he finds that dishonesty has its rewards. In a world where every word is assumed to be the absolute truth, Mark easily lies his way to fame and fortune. But lies have a way of spreading, and Mark begins to realize that things are getting a little out of control when some of his tallest tales are being taken as, well, gospel. With the entire world now hanging on his every word, there is only one thing Mark has not been able to lie his way into: the heart of the woman he loves.

Crew

Rachel Abarbanell

Associate Producer

Marisa Aboitiz

Costume Supervisor

Hugo Adams

Foley Editor

Niv Adiri

Sound Effects Editor

Natalia Anderson

Assistant

Natalie Angel

Production Coordinator

Tim Atack

Music Composer

Sue Baden-powell

Executive Producer

Matthew Baker

Assistant Director

Ian Barbella

Camera Utility

Matthew Bardocz

Chief Lighting Technician

Ben Barker

Sound Effects Editor

Julian Barnett

Location Assistant

Rick Beausoleil

Video Assist/Playback

Claire Bergkamp

Set Costumer

Stacey Bishop

Location Assistant

Clint Borden

Best Boy Grip

Brooke Bowden

Art Department

Maria Bradley

Costumer

Justin Brady

On-Set Dresser

Thomas Brown

Scenic Artist

Rachel Burgio

Art Department

Mana Butt

Office Assistant

Andy Caller

Sound Mixer

Ray Chang

Digital Effects Artist

Stacy Clinger

Scenic Artist

Christine Colburn

Office Assistant

Ed Colyer

Foley Mixer

Michael Connell

Music Editor

Shane Cook

Compositing Supervisor

Jay Coquillon

Post-Production Supervisor

Elvis Costello

Song Performer

Brian Courchine

Boom Operator

Wendy Cox

Unit Production Manager

Matt Curtis

Main Title Design

Rick Davies

Song

Yves De Bono

Special Effects Supervisor

Jeff Debell

Greensman

Deborah Lamia Denevar

Makeup Artist

Frankie Dennall

On-Set Dresser

Susie Desanto

Costume Designer

John S Desimone

Rigging Electrician

Roger T.s. Dillingham

Medic

Gillian Dodders

Adr/Dialogue Editor

James Donahue

Transportation Coordinator

Terry Dougas

Executive Producer

Graeme Douglas

Song

Peter Dudgeon

Casting Assistant

Minnie Duerr

Accounting Assistant

Don Duffield

Dolly Grip

Matt Dunkley

Original Music

Michael Dunn

Craft Service

Priscilla Elliott

Art Director

Ted Field

Executive Producer

Patrick D Fields

Dolly Grip

Jamelle Flowers

Set Costumer

Jaima Fogg

On-Set Dresser

Thomas Foligno

Assistant Editor

Geoff Foster

Sound Engineer

Jay Frankenberger

Digital Effects Artist

Danny Freemantle

Assistant Sound Editor

Glenn Freemantle

Supervising Sound Editor

Glen Gathard

Foley Mixer

Ricky Gervais

Producer

Ricky Gervais

Screenplay

Alec Gibson

Grader

Chris Gill

Editor

Emanuele Giraldo

Assistant Editor

Paul Goodstein

Grip

Jeffrey Greeley

Camera Operator

Louise Green

Post-Production Accountant

Lauren Grey

Casting Associate

Charles Grimm

Property Master

Alexander Hammond

Production Designer

Steve Harrow

Production Manager

Lee Herrick

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Jonn Herzberger

Special Effects Foreman

Mark Heslop

Sound Effects Editor

Dylan Highsmith

Visual Effects Editor

Roger Hodgson

Song

Eddie Hollis

Song

J. M. Hunter

Art Department Coordinator

Adam Inglis

Colorist

Lawrence Karman

Camera Operator

Paris Kasidokostas-latsis

Executive Producer

Courtney Keefe

Set Production Assistant

Max Keene

Assistant Director

Chris Kennedy

On-Set Dresser

C Killian

Production Secretary

Tiffany Noel Kinder

Location Manager

Andrea King

Foley Artist

Susan Kistler

Key Costumer

Tatiana Komlos

Assistant Production Coordinator

Lynn Kressel

Casting

Kevin Kuffa

Casting Associate

Marisa Kushner

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Donovan Leitch

Song Performer

Donovan Leitch

Song

Dan Lin

Producer

Suz Loshin

Office Assistant

Jeff Lynne

Song

Francine Maisler

Casting

Maryann Marchetti

Makeup

Eric Matheson

Foreman

Branden Maxham

Best Boy Electric

Alison Mccormack

Assistant Location Manager

Jill Mcgraw

Props Assistant

Paul Mcilvaine

Chief Lighting Technician

Billy Merrill

Best Boy Grip

David L Merrill

Rigging Grip

Emily Millard

Assistant

Dana Millman-dufine

Music Supervisor

Janine Moore

Assistant Property Master

Eve Morrow

Makeup Artist

Susan Murphy

Accounting Assistant

Brendan Nicholson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Chris Nixon

Post-Production Supervisor

Kerry O'brien

Set Production Assistant

Steve Oberman

Music Supervisor

Lynda Obst

Producer

Oly Obst

Producer

Grant Osborn

Scenic Artist

Ernie Panariti

Coordinator

Chris T Patterson

On-Set Dresser

Paul Peabody

Construction Coordinator

Scott Peterson

Script Supervisor

Carolyn Pickman

Local Casting

Hannah Pillemer

Assistant

Michelle Pizanis

Assistant Camera

Dan Post

On-Set Dresser

Mario F Presterone

Transportation Captain

Kelley R Ray

Visual Effects Supervisor

Anita Razzano

Digital Effects Artist

Jillian Roache

Location Assistant

Matthew Robinson

Screenplay

Maggie Ronck

Costumer

Kathleen Rosen

Set Decorator

Gavin Round

Visual Effects Producer

John Sargent

Production

Lara Sargent

Post-Production Accountant

Tom Sayers

Sound Editor

David J. Schwartz

Sound Mixer

Deborah Scott

Costume Consultant

Claire Severance

Set Production Assistant

Jake Shapiro

Assistant

Derek Smith

Assistant Camera

Michael Prestwood Smith

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Kristina Soderquist

Production Accountant

Aileen Sovronsky

Props Buyer

Cat Stevens

Song

Peter Stevenson

Sound

Jack Stew

Foley Artist

Richard Stockdale

Consultant

Richard Street

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Theda Streetman

Assistant Camera

Timothy Suhrstedt

Director Of Photography

Ryan Sweeney

Set Production Assistant

Thomas Tannenberger

Visual Effects Supervisor

Cameron Thomas

Digital Effects Artist

Kal Thompson

Set Production Assistant

Katherine Tower

Graphic Artist

Sam Urdank

Photography

James Van Patten

Apprentice Editor

Michael Vojvoda

Gang Boss

Ali Walker

Assistant Director

Seanne Winslow Wehrenfennig

Assistant

Kirstie White

Post-Production Accountant

Shane Christopher Wicklund

Digital Effects Artist

Guy Wood

Assistant

Thomas Young

Assistant Camera

Film Details

Also Known As
Invention of Lying, Mytho-man!, This Side of the Truth
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 2, 2009

Released in United States on Video January 19, 2010

Released in United States 2011

Project was included on the 2007 Black List.

Released in United States Fall October 2, 2009

Released in United States on Video January 19, 2010

Released in United States 2011 (Erykah Badu Presents)