Yesterday we hosted a “case-study” panel with the cast and filmmakers behind “Lying.”


The film, by first-time writer/director M Blash is part of the Directors Fortnight at Cannes and is eligible for the Camera d’Or.

Blash and producers Molly Hassell and Lilly Bright joined actors Chloe Sevigny and Jena Malone in a conversation about the film and how it was made under one of the SAG low budget agreements.


It’s a particularly interesting story because the director and producers met each other for the first time in Cannes in 2005, and less than a year later they are here together with a film in the Festival.

We talked about the fifteen day shooting schedule, the actors process, the director’s inspirations and influences, and the difficulty of delivering a film to Cannes.

In this picture Chloe Sevigny compares me unfavorably to Vincent Gallo (it may look like laughing, but I’m really crying)…


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