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New feature film uses Dover and Rehoboth as backdrop

The film is directed by Joseph Johnson and Warren A. Rhodes

A new feature length film shot in Delaware is holding it’s world premiere at the Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover.

Love and Deceit is a drama set in the First State that has plenty of exactly what the title promises, according to writer and director Joseph Johnson.

“It’s pretty much a story of a young lady who thought she married the perfect man, but then found out he’s not who she thought he was,” said Johnson.


Originally from New York, Johnson said he wanted the film to have a small-town feel, so he chose to shoot mostly in Dover.

“All the locations are really recognizable for those who live in Dover and those who come here quite often… State Street, we have Dover Downs, several stores on Loockerman,” Johnson Said.

Love and Deceit shot on location in Rehoboth Beach, as well. The film features a cast and crew largely based in Delaware. It’s world premiere is July 16th at the Schwartz Center for the Arts. 

This piece is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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