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The Trouble with the Truth

Released 2012
Distributor Maverick Entertainment

A middle-aged couple views their failed marriage through the lens of their daughter’s upcoming wedding and discovers their relationship was more profound than they gave it credit for. Written and directed by former critic Jim Hemphill, this astute romantic comedy really flew under the radar upon its release in 2012. Starring John Shea and Lea Thompson as the couple in the midst of a mid-life reevaluation, the film was widely praised though little seen.

About Brian Trenchard-Smith

Brian Trenchard-Smith has been burning to make genre films ever since seeing Hitchcock’s Vertigo at age 13. So far he has directed 42 Crimes Against Cinema, and counting (He’s an enthusiastic recidivist.) The Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival recently gave him a career achievement award. His cult hits include The Man from Hong Kong, Turkey Shoot, BMX Bandits, Stunt Rock, Dead End Drive In, The Siege of Firebase Gloria. He has also made over 100 trailers ranging from Hammer horrors to Australian films of the 70′s and 80′s. His latest film is Drive Hard, a quirky action comedy with John Cusack and Thomas Jane. He hopes to shoot a Sci-Fi action picture in Tianjing, China later this year. Brian shares a passion for history with his wife Byzantine historian Dr. Margaret Trenchard-Smith. His first novel The Headsman's Daughter is available this summer on Amazon and Kindle.