Panic Lies & Other Festive Traditions

Jessica Paine

Feature film
Black Comedy

When a disappointing daughter is hounded to bring her fictional beau to Christmas, mistaken identity sees her take an armed robber to meet her family.


After using a fake boyfriend to get out of family gatherings all year, JILL (32) is confronted with the fact that she’s now expected to bring him home for Christmas. Too cowardly to admit her original panic lie and face the derision of her judgmental mother MAUREEN, Jill and her …

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About Jessica Paine

Jessica Paine is a screenwriter, script editor and obsessive tea drinker. She has performed every conceivable role in a story room – working her way up from Trainee through to Associate Story Producer and Story Editor. Having spent 2017 working... View Jessica Paine's Bio

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