Yesterday Was a Lie

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Overview

Writer/director James Kerwin infuses Raymond Chandler-influenced noir with a metaphysical twist by tracing the story of a female detective who's tough enough to take on even Philip Marlowe in this monochromatic mystery designed to challenge the viewer's very perception of reality. Hoyle Kipleigh Brown is a hard-drinking detective whose taste for bourbon betrays her razor-sharp sleuthing skills. Set out on the trail of a reclusive genius John Newton, however, Hoyle soon finds her life becoming increasingly ...
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Overview

Writer/director James Kerwin infuses Raymond Chandler-influenced noir with a metaphysical twist by tracing the story of a female detective who's tough enough to take on even Philip Marlowe in this monochromatic mystery designed to challenge the viewer's very perception of reality. Hoyle Kipleigh Brown is a hard-drinking detective whose taste for bourbon betrays her razor-sharp sleuthing skills. Set out on the trail of a reclusive genius John Newton, however, Hoyle soon finds her life becoming increasingly fragmented and surreal. The only people that Hoyle can trust as she begins to uncover a series of mind-bending cosmological secrets are her loyal partner Mik Scriba and a scintillating lounge singer Chase Masterson. But wherever Hoyle goes, she is shadowed by a mysterious figure Peter Mayhew whom she is soon destined to meet, and who may just possess the power to bend reality. In a world of black and white, Hoyle is about to take a bizarre journey into the divine gradients of grey invisible to the naked eye.
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Special Features

Audio commentary with director James Kerwin, Kipleigh Brown and Chase Masterson; Making-of featurettes and interviews with the cast and crew; Photo gallery; An 8-page preview of the yesterday was a lie graphic novel
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/2010
  • UPC: 741952671794
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Source: Koch Vision
  • Presentation: B&W
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 43,346

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kipleigh Brown Hoyle
Chase Masterson Singer
John Newton Dudas
Mik Scriba Trenchcoat Man
Nathan Mobley Lab Assistant
Warren Davis Psychiatrist
Megan Henning Student
Jennifer Slimko Nurse
Robert Siegel Radio Interviewer
Peter Mayhew The Dead Man
Technical Credits
James Kerwin Director, Editor, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Kristopher Carter Score Composer
Jason Cochard Cinematographer
Sara Curran Costumes/Costume Designer
S.K. Duncan Co-producer
Steven Hacker Co-producer
Daniel Henning Associate Producer
Jill Kerwin Associate Producer, Production Designer
Breanna Khalaf Makeup
Chase Masterson Producer
Juniper Post Sound/Sound Designer
Louis Race Associate Producer
Jay Thames Co-producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Yesterday Was a Lie
1. Dream Time [1:56]
2. Absolute Knowledge [5:21]
3. Nice Set [4:17]
4. Half-Deserted Streets [2:45]
5. Cat State [3:55]
6. Achromatopsia [5:34]
7. Trauma Creates Ripples [3:27]
8. Backdoor Research [4:00]
9. 6.636 x 10 -34 [7:59]
10. Fenestra Aeternitatis [3:28]
11. Synchronicity [5:25]
12. M [6:04]
13. You Broke Something [3:49]
14. Can You Help Me? [3:05]
15. Labornotizbuch [2:27]
16. Anima In an Elevator [5:51]
17. Getting a Message Through [3:53]
18. Why Do You Keep Coming Back Here? [4:12]
19. Chapter One [2:18]
20. He Won't Forget You [8:20]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Yesterday Was a Lie
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   Scenes
   Extras
      Trailer A
      Trailer B
      Photo Gallery
         Production
         Behind the Scenes
      "Making Of" Videos
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         Featurette
         Noir and The Heroine
         Digital Filmmaking
         Directing
         "Hoyle"
         "Singer"
         "Dudas"
   Setup
      Audio Commentary With Director James Kerwin, Kipleigh Brown and Chase Masterson
      5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
      2.0 Stereo
      SDH English Subtitles:
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Noir Twisted in Realities

    Kerwin's Yesterday Was A Lie is a bold, imaginative film that challenges the viewer intellectually while winking at noir of the past. Kayleigh Brown plays Hoyle, a hardened PI looking for a notebook while trying to understand why. Chase Masterson plays an mysterious Singer who speaks in riddles but holds a key to everything. This a film hard to explain without hinting at what is going on. It is also hard to explain.
    That said YWAL is a masterpiece. It embraces B/W and Noir with a golden touch. Every line of dialogue is wonderful and the subtle humor is laced throughout. Kerwin has created something special that needs to be seen many times and by many people. I do think it makes Donnie Darko seem like child's play. Revel in this mystery and love it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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