Produced By: Chris Talbott & Samara Levenstein
Executive Produced By: Susan Sarandon & Gill Holland
Directed By: Hillevi Loven
Exiled by her family and rejected by a girlfriend, 17-year-old Spazz has no one to lean on for support. But when Spazz falls in love again and summons up the courage to become Cole, a strong-willed trans-man, his candid humor and steadfast, all-inclusive Christian beliefs counter the bigotry he experiences daily. An intimate study of young outsiders in an insular Christian community, Deep Run explores the intersection of modern identity and faith in America’s deeply conservative Bible Belt.
Torn between home and family, and being accepted as who he is, Cole’s search for a welcoming church in his community is also what makes this LGBTQ story stand out from the queer cinema crowd.
Shot for shot, the film glows with a lyrical intimacy as the camera lingers languidly on the texture of its subjects' questioning faces and the hot, world-weary sensibility of its gasoline stations, dilapidated porches, church pews, parking lots, and wooded hamlets.