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The Imposter



In 1994 a 13-year-old boy disappeared from his home in San Antonio,Texas. Three and a half years later he is found alive thousands of miles away in Spain with a shocking story of kidnap and torture. His family are overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not what it seems. He bears many of the same marks but why does he have a strange accent? Why does he look so different? And why doesn't the family notice these glaring inconsistencies? It's only when an investigator starts asking questions that this astonishing true story takes an even stranger turn...


Director(s): Bart Layton

Executive Producer(s): John Battsek, Simon Chinn

Producer(s): Dimitri Doganis

Cinematographer: Lynda Hall, Erik Wilson

Editor(s): Andrew Hulme

Sound Designer: Andrew Stirk

Music: Anne Nikitin

Additional Credits: Line Producer: Vanessa Tovell, Co-Producer: Poppy Dixon

Director Bio


Bart Layton is a British filmmaker known for visual innovation and challenging conventions. He has directed acclaimed documentaries for British and American broadcasters and has been finalist on several occasions for best documentary at The Royal Television Society, BAFTA and the Grierson Awards. He is the Creative Director of leading British production company, RAW.


Sales Agent: CAA/Submarine Ent

Public Film Contact

Vanessa Tovell
Imposter Pictures
+44207 456 0800
3rd Floor 13-21 Curtain Road


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