A Twist of Faith (aka “Beyond Redemption” and “Crack in the Mirror”) (1999)

The actions of a clergy-slaying serial killer throw the detective assigned to the case into a crisis of faith, but the investigation heats up again when the detective begins to suspect conspiracy within the city’s police department.

Genre – Thriller

Director(s) – Chris Angel

Writer(s) – Richard Zywotkiewicz

Cast – Andrew McCarthy, Michael Ironside and Suzi Joachim

Blue Rider’s Role – Arranged bridge financing

Distributor(s) – Avalanche Home Entertainment, Xscapade Pictures (UK), Highlight Film (Germany), Spectra Nova (Brazil)

Release Date – 1999

Awards for A Twist of Faith:
A Twist of Faith was nominated for two Canadian Leo awards: for Peter Allen’s musical score and for Suzi Joachim’s performance.

Major Cast and Crew Credits and Awards:
Directed by Chris Angel (Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled, Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell, The Fear: Resurrection; Emmy-nominated for Expedition: Bismarck).

Written by Richard Zywotkiewicz (Stiffed).

Stars Andrew McCarthy (Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo’s Fire, Weekend at Bernie’s, The Joy Luck Club, Mulholland Falls, Less Than Zero; won awards for Mannequin and News For the Church; 41 other films and TV projects); Michael Ironside (Top Gun, Total Recall, Starship Troopers, The Perfect Storm, The Falcon and the Snowman; five nominations for works including Scanners, The Ray Bradbury Theatre, Le Dernier Chapitre: La Suite and One Boy One Wolf One Summer; 85 other films and TV projects) and Suzi Joachim (White Chicks, Disturbing Behavior, How to Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog; nominated for 2000 Best Actress Leo Award for A Twist of Faith).

Cast includes Jayne Heitmeyer (Snake Eyes, Xchange, Gleason, P.T. Barnum); Lauren Diewold (My Life Without Me, Nightmare Street, The X Files; nominated for 1998 Young Artist Award for Millennium); Matthew Laurance (St. Elmo’s Fire, Streets of Fire, Eddie and the Cruisers, Best Defense, Saturday Night Live); Guy Fauchon (Final Destination, Chain of Fools, Third Man Out); Sean Day Michael (Touched, Secret of Giving, Dirty Little Secret) and L. Harvey Gold (Rat Race, White Noise, Miracle, Fear, They, Mr. Magoo, Door to Door).

Executive Producers: Gary Howsam (Silver Wolf, High Explosive, The Shadow Dancers, Living Death, To Walk With Lions); Petros Tsaparas (The Silencer, Ripper, The Barber) and David W.G. MacKenzie (The Silencer, The Boys on the Bus).

Producers: John A. Curtis (Ripper, My Five Wives, The Silencer, The Operative, Chained Heat II) and Evan Tylor (Ripper, Stag, For a Few Lousy Dollars).

Original Music by Peter Allen (Cyborg 2, Ripper; eight Canadian award noms for The Score, 11:11, Casanova and The Barber; won Leo Best Musical Score Award for Flower & Garnet).

Cinematography by Danny Nowak (The Big Hit, Dead Like Me, Men With Guns; two awards and five nominations for works including The Burial Society, The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess, Twitch City and Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy).

Film Editing by Derek Whelan (Time Runner, Xtro: The Second Encounter, Crackerjack, Cyberjack).

Production Design by Troy Hansen (Halloween: Resurrection, Sisters, A Wrinkle in time; won 2005 Leo Award for The Collector).

Costume Design by Maria Livingstone (Alone in the Dark, Finder’s Fee, Heart of America).

Special Effects Coordinator: Al Benjamin (Look Who’s Talking Too, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Stark Raving Mad).

Release Data:
Released in Canadian theatres in 1999 and on video in Germany and Iceland. It debuted on UK video in 2000, on Norwegian video in 2001 and on Finnish DVD in 2004.

Internet Database site for A Twist of Faith

Trailer (in three formats)