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False Confessions

Katrine Philp, Denmark, 2018

91 min.DK/Documentary

Would you confess to a crime you did not commit? Each year innumerable American suspects do, and experts say that trained interrogators can get anybody to confess to anything. Defence attorney Jane Fisher-Byrialsen is determined to put an end to interrogation techniques that all too often pressure innocent people into false confessions. The film follows four of her cases, all involving false confessions, and examines the psychological aspect of how people end up confessing to crimes they have not committed and the consequences of these confessions – for those accused, for their families and for society at large.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Library
Danish title False Confessions
Other titles False Confessions, False Confessions
Keywords USA, Crimes, , , Interrogation, , Lies, Confessions, , 2010-2019
Director Katrine Philp
Producer Katrine A. Sahlstrøm
Director of Photography Adam Philp, Talib Rasmussen
Appearances Jane Fisher-Byrialsen, Malthe Thomsen, Korey Wise, Renay Lynch
Production country Denmark
Subtitles No
Audio description No
Production companies Good Company Pictures
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
International sale DR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / 0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / drsales@dr.dk / www.drsales.dk
Online release 11.09.2018, Filmcentralen
Comment Winner of the Special Jury Award at Los Angeles Film Festival and the Audience Award at CPH:DOX. Katrine Philp premiered her last film, the children's documentary 'Home Sweet Home' (2015), at IDFA. Her debut film, 'Dance for Me' (2012), screened at IDFA and was nominated for an Emmy.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies Good Company Pictures
Co-producer TV2, NDR, Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Women Make Movies, Rogovy Foundation, Dansk Skuespillerforbund
In colaboration with Yes Docu, NRK, VGTV
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut

Direction

Direction Katrine Philp

Production

Producer Katrine A. Sahlstrøm
Co-producer Reinhardt Beetz
Co-producer Paul Wiederhold
Production manager Daniel Buresch
Production assistant Signe Skov Thomsen
Production assistant Maria Stürup
Producer consultant Julie Goldman
Producer consultant Christopher Clements
Post Producer Jakob Schaumburg
Executive producer Eric Friedler
Executive producer Boris Benjamin Bertram
Executive producer Kaspar Astrup Schröder

Cinematography

Cinematographer Adam Philp
Cinematographer Talib Rasmussen
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Katrine Philp
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Adam Michael Jandrup

Stills

Still photographer Judith T. Lynch
Still photographer Rinaldo Ray Moss

Editing

Editor Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
Editor Signe Rebekka Kaufmann
Editing supervisor Mary Manhardt
Editing supervisor Adam Nielsen
Trailer editor Anders Villadsen
Trailer editor Morten Højbjerg
Technical support Jeppe Hansen

Music

Composer Jonas Colstrup

Sound

Sound designer Peter Albrechtsen
Mixer Peter Albrechtsen
Mixer Lars Halvorsen
B-sound designer Jacques Pedersen
B-sound designer Lars Halvorsen
Sound assistant Mikkel Nielsen
Foley artist Heikki Kossi
Foley editor Pietu Korhonen
Foley mixer Kari Vähäkuopus

Visual effects

Graphic design Torsten Høgh Rasmussen
Grading Kaj Ivanovic

Appearance

Appearance Jane Fisher-Byrialsen
Appearance Malthe Thomsen
Appearance Korey Wise
Appearance Renay Lynch
Appearance Lorenzo Montoya
Appearance Saul Kassin
Appearance Jason Flom
Appearance Kaitlin F. Nares
Appearance Rinaldo Ray Moss
Appearance David Fisher-Byrialsen
Appearance Michael Lawandus
Appearance India B. Henderson
Appearance Deborah Royal
Appearance Matthew Marvin
Appearance Jay Salpeter
Appearance Raquel Hunter
Appearance Jackson Fisher-Byrialsen
Appearance Liv Fisher-Byrialsen
Appearance Rayna Moss
Appearance Raymond Moss
Appearance Raymar Moss

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Special Jury Award 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival 2018
Audience Award 2018 CPH:DOX 2018

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
New York, DOC NYC Film Festival 2018-11-08
Denver International Film Festival 2018-10-31
Washington, Double Exposure 2018-10-10
Zürich Film Festival 2018-09-27
Los Angeles Film Festival 2018-09-20
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2018-09-20
CPH:DOX 2018-03-15
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