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Forced to leave Mexico after being relentlessly pursued by a Detective on a personal mission, Gabriel (played by David Field) devises a plan to reinvent himself in California. He engages the help of a self destructive single mother, Becky (played by Angelica Amor). 

Gabriel finds himself in a new country with a new life but can he keep his past from catching up with him? Hunted now by FBI Special Agents Royce (played by Robert Wilson) and Powell (played by Dash Pomerantz), Gabriel manages to stay a step ahead of his pursuers until he crosses paths with Chechen crime boss Oleg Shevko (played by Phil La Rouche) and his wife Oksana (played by Silvana Gargione). 

False Pretenses follows Gabriel's desperate attempts to escape his tormented past in a world destined to make him pay for his sins.



David Field

Gabriel, Producer

David is a multi talented award winning actor and producer who has worked all over the globe.

Angelica Amor


Angelica is originally from Austin, Texas. Finding her passion for acting at a young age, she starred in most of her high school plays, and was voted best actress at a district competition in her senior year. She has appeared in numerous films most notably Fear, Love and Agoraphobia and Ingrid Goes West. False Pretenses is her first feature lead.

Silvana Gargione


Silvana is a Meisner - trained actor and comedic improvisor. Recent additional credits include Farts in Church (Webseries), Live Rude Girls (Second City MainStage ), Addicted To You (indie Feature) and Hot Tin Roof (performing in Comedy Festivals nationwide). An Emerson College alumni, she is originally from New Jersey.

Dash Pomerantz

Special Agent Powell

Dash is from Santa Cruz, California. He is an actor and director best known for The Artist, Castle and Cold Case.

Robert Wilson

Special Agent Royce

Robert L. Wilson is 64 yrs young, a native Southern Californian whose film roles have ranged from Bruce Wayne in Batman Beyond The Series to an adventurous westerner in Butch Cassidy in Gun Fu, a determined FBI/CIA op in The Last Revolutionary, a womanizing Hollywood producer in The Hollywouldnt's, a federal prosecutor in The Convicted, an FBI agent in The Suicide Squad and as head of the West Coast FBI after a serial killer in False Pretenses.

Co-star roles in Arrested Development, Twin Peaks, The Crash and as Sauron The Great Shadow in Tolkien's Road.

Natalie Mitchell


Natalie has been acting since she was five years old. She was first seen in JACK, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. She has been seen across the country starring in top LORT A theater houses like STC (Shakespeare Theater Company of Washington DC), as well as many off broadway shows in New York City. She has been seen in multiple national commercials, most recently for Mirena and Subway.

Phil La Rouche


Phil has held many jobs including carpenter, repo-man and deckhand in Alaska.

False Pretenses is his first film role.

Christian Calloway


Christian is a well-established actor having started his career under the same director as this film, Michael Ensor. Christian has many film and TV credits including Twin Peaks, Angie Tribeca and Marvel's Runaways to name a few.

On the big screen he starred alongside Jack Black and Kyle Maclachlin in The House with a Clock in it's walls in theaters September 2018.

Christian heads a charity called 'Will Work for Change' which helps in fulfilling the needs of others in which the only donation he asks for is that you be good and kind to others.

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Michael Ensor

Writer, Producer, Director, Editor

Coming from a filmmaking background and having worked on numerous documentaries and features in the U.K. Michael moved to California to study film at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has worked on several award winning documentaries and features.

False Pretenses marks his feature directorial debut.

Jason Federici

Cinematographer, Screenwriter, Producer

Jason is an accomplished and award winning photographer, musician and filmmaker from New Jersey.

Duncan Blair

Sound, Associate Producer

Originally from Wellington, New Zealand Duncan has travelled extensively and worked all over the world. False Pretenses marks Duncan's filmmaking debut.

Edward Auslender

Music Composer

Edward is an international award-winning composer, producer and sound designer who has worked on over 100 films, television stage productions and musicals, including the iconic musical animated French TV series 'Kiri le Clown'. He moved from Paris to Los Angeles in 2007. Edward composed, orchestrated, recorded and produced the original score for False Pretenses.

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