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The Fear of 13


The Fear of 13 is a psychological thriller, where Nick, a death row inmate, petitions the court to be executed. As he goes on to tell his story, it gradually becomes clear that nothing is quite what it seems. His story has all the twists and turns of a classic crime drama with a final shocking twist casts everything in a new light.


  • Variety
    "The Fear of 13" is the classic stranger-than-fiction scenario, but it's also a testament to the power of storytelling, which can make the truth sound like embellishment.'
    Scott Tobias
  • The Independent
    'This is virtuoso film-making only partially let down by its artifice.'
    Geoffrey McNab
  • Little White Lies
    'A ripping yarn, a fascinating character.'
    David Jenkins
  • The Times
    'The Fear of 13 is riveting and that's mainly due to its extraordinary subject.'
    Ed Potton

Festival Participation

  • BFI London Film Festival - 2015
  • DOC NYC - 2015
  • CPH:DOX - 2016
  • True/False Film Festival - 2016
  • DocAviv - 2016

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