a Canadian-based multinational
conglomerates association with a
ruthless military regime in Ecuador
gets out of control, a wealthy lady with
a conscience persuades a former
CIA agent, now a radio talk show host,
to take on an assignment to find a
dedicated environmental activist and
bring him back to Toronto to expose
the wrongdoing but it will place them
all in deadly danger...
HAVING BEEN CONFRONTED BY A DISTURBED young man who horrifically commits
suicide in front of her, Morgan Swinton (Deborah Kara Unger: The Game)
begins to realise that Clearbec, the company she and her brother Bruce (Kim
Coates: Resident Evil Afterlife) inherited from their father, is not
the magnanimous corporation she has been led to believe.
by Bruce, Clearbec is negotiating for South American water rights and is supporting
the cold-blooded General Aguila (Alfredo Alvarez Calderon) and his vicious militia.
Due to polluted water, the area run by Aguila is experiencing a Typhus epidemic.
plenty of action,
a fine cast and
A Dark Truth
has more than enough
of a bite to keep you
it is the horrific massacres that Clearbec is keen to cover up that is the main
concern of rebel leader and environmental activist Francisco Francis (Academy
Award winner Forest Whitaker: Best Actor, The Last King Of Scotland,
2007; Repo Man) and his wife Mia (Golden Globe nominee Best Actress in
a Musical/Comedy Eva Longoria: Television's Desperate Housewives, 2006).
Appalled by what she has heard from the desperate young man, who claimed his
family had been poisoned and murdered and has given her a tape to listen to,
Morgan approaches radio talk show host Jack Begosian (brilliantly played by
Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia: Best Supporting Actor, Godfather Part
III, 1991; Ocean's Thirteen), a retired top CIA Black Ops agent.
Begosian reluctantly agrees to use his contacts in South America to track down
Francis in the treacherous jungles of Ecuador and bring him safely out to reveal
the truth to the world. Clearbec maintains that the soldiers are there only
to protect the water rights of the large corporations that own them
but how can water be thus exploited?
Leaving his anxious wife Karen (Lara Daans) and his troubled son Jason (Peter
Dacunha), Jack risks his life to do what he knows is right in a bid to expose
the atrocities. But Morgan's life is also hanging in the balance as she faces
an enemy from whom she should expect loyalty and protection.
As the violence escalates, thousands of innocent men, women and children are
being systematically slaughtered. Francis heads deeper into the jungle to try
to keep one step ahead of the militia, his main concern for his wife and his
children, Jesus (Drew Davis) and Saber (Millie Davis), and he is in no mood
to listen to a stranger who may be a threat to them.
Andy Garcia has been described as the thinking man's action hero in this timely
thriller, which is based on actual events. A Dark Truth looks at the
ever-increasing depletion of the Earth's natural resource of water, and the
heroic men and women fighting to protect it. Well constructed, with plenty of
action, a fine cast and jump-a-minute tension, A Dark Truth has more
than enough of a bite to keep you watching.
The film also features: Kevin Durand as Torrance Mashinta; Devon Bostick as
Renaldo; Steven Bauer as Tony Green; Al Sapienza as Doug Calder; Julio Mehoso
as The Guide; Josh Bainbridge as Mattie; and Lloyd Adams as Ben.
Director of Photography is Bobby Shore; Music is by Jonathan Goldsmith; Produced
by Gary Howsam (Casino Jack) and Bill Marks (Casino Jack); Executive
Producers are: Jeff Sackman (American Psycho), Andy Garcia (City Island)
and Kim Coates (Sacrifice); Written and Directed by Damien Lee (Sacrifice;
Winner of the 2012 Best Director Award at the Boston Film Festival for his work
on A Dark Truth).
intense and thought-provoking action-packed environmental thriller, A Dark
Truth is released on DVD courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on
13 May 2013. Running Time: 102 Minutes Approximately | DVD Bonus Material: Behind
The Truth Featurette.
"Well constructed, with plenty of action, a fine cast and jump-a-minute tension,
A Dark Truth has more than enough of a bite to keep you watching"
Maggie Woods, MotorBar