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Background to the creation of False Assurance ®

While this is ICAEW’s first drama production, False Assurance is the fifth film written by Duncan Wiggetts who joined ICAEW in 2014 as Director of Professional Conduct.

Duncan started writing educational film dramas while working as a partner within PwC’s European risk management team in 2005. Duncan’s second film, Risking It All, was used in training all around PwC’s international network. That film was subtitled or dubbed in over 20 languages and featured in many workshops for senior management and boards of directors of major international companies.

After returning to legal private practice, Duncan went on to make two more films with more of a corporate governance focus; Counting The Cost and A Price Worth Paying? The latter was featured in an article on the front page of the Wall Street Journal in July 2013. This publicity led to screenings at many major US companies as well as in Europe and the rest of the world.

False Assurance was filmed on location at Chartered Accountants’ Hall in London using cinema-quality film equipment. It was directed by award-winning producer / director Nick White, whose 2011 short film Incorporated was longlisted for a BAFTA. The cast are an impressive list of faces from British and international film and television productions. The film was co-produced by Area17 and Positive Mass.