US | 2015 | 75 minutes | Color | DVD | Order No. 161184
"Deep Run is a sensitive and compelling portrait of trans teen Cole Ray Davis becoming a man in rural North Carolina. Cole’s story is a microcosm of so many compelling contemporary issues, he personifies how millennials will alter our culture's attitudes on transgender rights, the plight of the undocumented, and religious intolerance. This movie will be an excellent tool in classrooms and college campuses."
"An intimate look at what it's like to come out not once but twice in the Bible-steeped South…a sweet, admiring, optimistic profile of a teen in transition."
"A compelling portrait of courageous Southern queer youth on a quest for belonging within their families of origin and within a community where faith is a sacred, binding commonality."
"DEEP RUN poetically examines one trans man’s search for love, faith, and acceptance in rural North Carolina. [Loven’s] directorial eye shows a particularly acute attention to depicting the distinctive atmosphere of Davis’s rural Southern world… the film glows with a lyrical intimacy… a particularly honest depiction of low-income trans American experiences."
"DEEP RUN is...beautifully crafted and nuanced."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- Outfest Film Festival, Special Programming Award for Emerging Talent
- Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, Best Documentary
- San Diego Film Festival
- Melbourne Queer Film Festival
- Woodstock Film Festival
- Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival
- Frameline Film Festival
- Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival
- Miami and Fort Lauderdale LGBT Film Festival
- IF Film Festival Kentucky
- Tampa Bay Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
- Portland Queer Film Festival
- Out on Film Atlanta's LGBT Film Festival
- Cinema Queer International Film Festival Sweden
- Fresno Reel Pride Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
- CinemaQ/Denver Film Society
- LGBT Center at Eastern Carolina University
- RiverRun International Fim Festival
- Indie Grits
- Doc NYC
Hillevi Loven is a filmmaker, producer and still photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is making her feature-film-directing debut with the award winning Deep Run. As a Sundance Documentary Fellow, she developed Deep Run in the Sundance labs. Deep Run is the culmination of Hillevi’s own social justice work, which began with teaching media arts to LGBT youth at the NYC Hetrick Martin Institute. In collaboration with NYU anthropologist Natasha Schull, she co-directed the documentary, Buffet: All You Can Eat Las Vegas, which won Best Short from the Society of Visual Anthropology. As an artist, she has received support from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Sundance Institute, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Frameline Completion Fund and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She has produced collaborative work with the Brooklyn art collective Uniondocs, OVO, and the Brooklyn Filmmakers’ Collective. Hillevi is an alumna of Barnard College, and the Hunter College IMA MFA program.
She also has produced media for Time Warner, Condé Nast, Martha Stewart and American Express, among other companies.
Hillevi currently teaches media arts and communications at the City University of New York. (2/16)
Chris Talbott is a producer, director, and writer of movies, plays, and videos. A Sundance Documentary Fellow, Talbott just finished the documentary Deep Run, which premiered in June 2015, and he is currently producing the feature narrative Jew Boy. His first documentary The World’s Best Prom won Best Documentary at the Wisconsin Film Festival in 2001, and inspired a popular episode of NPR’s This American Life. Talbott served as an executive assistant to actor/director Tim Robbins on the Academy-Award winning Dead Man Walking and Cradle Will Rock. In that time, he wrote three plays which were developed and produced with OVO, SoHo Rep, HERE, and Theater for the New City. Also the founder of Cause Effect Agency, which connects celebrity talent with worthy causes, Talbott studied history at Brown University and Chinese at Nanjing University (China). Originally from Racine, Wisconsin, Talbott currently resides in New York City. (3/16)
Samara is a NYC based Producer. Post Production credits include the critically-acclaimed documentaries WHY WE FIGHT (Eugene Jarecki), DAVE CHAPELLE’S BLOCK PARTY (Michel Gondry), and THE ARMSTRONG LIE (Alex Gibney). Television credits include both seasons of the HBO/Cinemax narrative series, THE KNICK (Steven Soderbergh). (3/16)