A lie is halfway around the world before the truth has got its boots on. — Mark Twain
About The Most Secret Agent (in pre-production)
When truth fights power, power fights dirty! ...
Enter the agents provocateurs. They are the human tools employed by the powerful to create confusion, chaos and protect injustice. And they are at the heart of our film, The Most Secret Agent.
We are still fascinated by the secret agent, in all his (or her) guises - as the agitator, the infiltrator, the spy - this ultra-pragmatist whose job is to make us doubt our eyes and memories. And of course, this figure is still with us more than ever - secret agent humans, bots and drones.
In the aftermath of 9/11, Joseph Conrad’s novel, The Secret Agent, written in 1907, was one of the most cited literary works in America. Our film starts there, looking at the history of the author, the book and the real-life events that inspired it. And from that point we will investigate why it all still matters today. It's the story of anarchists, saboteurs, terrorists, moral activists, tragic dupes, Facebook, internet trolls, FBI informants, drones, writers, journalists and the psychological, political and moral carnage sown worldwide by the agent provocateur.
Paul Lewis - Producer/Director
Paul is Producer/Director of It Was the Nightingale: The Unreliable Story of Ford Madox Ford and Rosalyn Engelman: The Color of Memory. He is the principal at Subterracon, launched in 2011.
Kelley Baker - Co-Producer/Technical Consultant
Kelley is Producer/Director of the films, Bird Dog, Kicking Bird and The Gas Cafe among others.
He is the author of the new book, Road Dog. Kelley was also sound designer for many films, including Goodwill Hunting and Finding Forester.
Robbie Gregson: Director of Photography
Robert Gregson is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. His short The Refrigerator earned the Best New Director award at the 2015 Brooklyn Film Festival. He is Director of the feature film Trivia Night.
Jeff Hathaway: Music Supervisor
He was a moral agent, and that was settled in his mind.