Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis return to TIFF with WHITE LIE / by Karen Harnisch

WHITE LIE by Calvin Thomas & Yonah Lewis will have its World Premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The film about a university dance major who fakes a cancer diagnosis stars Kacey Rohl, who is also one of this year’s TIFF Rising Stars.

“From a production standpoint, this was a major graduation for us, from shooting on 35mm to working with a professional cast and crew,” Thomas and Lewis say in a joint statement to The Globe and Mail about White Lie, which focuses on an undergrad student who fakes a cancer diagnosis. “Most of all, we’re excited by Kacey Rohl’s performance. We always thought this could be a special role for a talented actor, but what Kacey delivered went far beyond what we expected.”