Bart Layton

United Kingdom 95 min Fiction


In 1994 a 13-year-old boy disappeared without a trace from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later he is found alive thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a horrifying story of kidnap and torture. His family are overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not quite as it seems. The boy bears many of the same distinguishing marks he always did, but why does he now have a strange accent? Why does he look so different? And why doesn´t the family seem to notice this glaring inconsistencies? It´s only when an investigator starts asking questions that this strange tale takes an even stranger turn… Documentary meets Film Noir in this astonishing true story which has all the twists and turns of a great thriller. Just as the truth begins to dawn on you, another truth begins to emerge leaving you even more on edge.


Bart Layton

The Imposter is his feature-length directorial debut after having directed and produced several documentaries and TV series.

Filmography: El impostor (2012)

Bart Layton

Film information

Original Title: The Imposter
Director: Bart Layton
Script: Bart Layton
Contact: Avalon
With: Adam O'Brian, Anna Ruben, Cathy Dresbach
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2012
Format: Digital
Length: 95 min
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2013