"I was inspired by reading newspaper articles about hit-and-run car accidents. I realised that as much as I could tell you that I would do the right thing in a similar situation, I couldn’t with complete truth until I’d walked in those shoes."
"I wanted to write a thriller that felt redemptive but also had a very relatable scenario. I’m interested in real human dilemmas; in this film, in how we compel ourselves back to telling the truth after we’ve told a lie, whether punishment and forgiveness is most potent when it’s from you, and whether a person feels more or less guilty when there is a threat of being exposed."
"I call it a compression thriller in that the ethics and ideas and points of view become the danger."
— Joel Edgerton, screenwriter and co-star of “Felony”