Red Herring

Director Kit Vincent, Producers Alex Lieberman and Ed Owles
Red Herring


When a young filmmaker is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he enlists his family on an intimate and darkly humorous journey – including Jewish conversion, cannabis farming, and shocking family revelations – that all somehow help them to come to terms with his illness.

Phase of Support: Post-Production

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Kit Vincent

Kit Vincent - Director

Kit is an award-winning filmmaker based in London. He is a Film Independent Fellow and JFI Fellow. His debut feature Red Herring (2023) had its World Premiere at True/False, and then won the ‘Human Values’ award at Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. He has spoken on many industry panels about disability inclusive filmmaking, most recently for BFI Doc Society and FWD docs with James LeBrecht and Lyndsey Dryden. Previously, Kit worked making films and music videos and on Channel 4’s flagship documentary series 24 Hours in A&E.

Alex Lieberman

Alex Lieberman - Producer

Alex Lieberman is the founder of film finance and production company Bright West Entertainment. Focused primarily on documentary content, Bright West and Lieberman were behind a number of 2022 features, including Sundance premiere Sirens (Oscilloscope) and Tribeca premieres, On the Line: The Richard Williams Story (Fremantle), Rudy! A Documusical (Gravitas) and Subject (Dogwoof). Bright West’s most recent premieres, in 2023, include The House Band (Santa Barbara International Film Festival), Phantom Parrot (CPH:DOX), and Red Herring (True/False Film Festival), with additional films to be announced later in the year. Prior to launching Bright West, Lieberman worked in unscripted development at production companies including Optomen, MGM Television and Stick Figure Productions. He is a native New Yorker and cat dad.

Ed Owles

Ed Owles - Producer

Ed is a producer/director and co-founder of Postcode Films, a multi-award winning, BIFA nominated documentary production company with a successful slate of feature documentaries. He’s a 2022 Film Independent Fellow and Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program Grantee. Ed’s debut directorial feature, The Auction House: A Tale of Two Brothers, was described by The Hollywood Reporter as “tremendously vivid and expertly entertaining” and his follow-up, H is for Harry, is currently screening on Netflix across Europe.

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