Synopsis: A mythic memory play in the vein of The Wicker Man, Deeply is the story of a traumatized teenager, Claire McKay, who is brought to the Island of her ancestors in the hopes of she will recover from the sudden death of her first love. Claire encounters an eccentric writer, Celia, who tells her the story of another grief-stricken teenager, Silly, and the curse which has haunted the Island since the days of the Vikings. As Celia recounts the story of Silly and her great loss, a story that is yet without an ending, Claire relives her own trauma and undergoes a catharsis which sets her spirit free, healed of the grief and horror. As Celia said, a good story does indeed have the power to heal. But the ending to Celia's story has still to be written...
Director(s): Sheri Elwood
Production: LionsGate Entertainment
  1 win & 3 nominations.
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101 min

blood was fish,

more fish than

any place in the sea.

Oh, thank God.

- Rose?!


Come on, come on!

Up on the table!

It's okay, it's okay now.

On the table.


Just like I told you.


That's right.

Okay.. -

Now push!

That's right,

now push... Yeah!



- Here she comes!

- Aaaahh!


Here she is!

Isn't she beautiful?

That's some pretty.

The first

child of the fishing season.

It was a birth

of great significance.

Perhaps this child

was the one...



You two,

stay away from her.

Stay away.

I've got a feeling

about it, Stone.

I know it's her.

If she is,

a sign will come.

She'll get

a sign soon enough.

...that offers

bounty and mercy,

Who will grant to this child that,

which by nature she cannot have,

she will be

baptized by water.


Ha, ha, ha, ha...


One day,

Porter decided it was time.

Though her mother

was from the mainland,

Silly was an islander

through and through.

She'll live by the sea,

she must learn to swim in it.

it was the sign

that Stone had spoken of.


Silly was the one.

They were brown, Doctor.

Her eyes were brown.

It's not uncommon,

babies' eyes changing color.

We've got to get her

to the mainland.

There was something

in that water...

She's not the same!

- Calm yourself, Rose...

- Tell him, Porter, tell him!

Listen to doctor

Stone, Rose.

She'll be fine

soon enough.

All will be well.

But all was not well.

Little Silly

refused to sleep.

Night after night,

she tossed and cried out

for something her parents

could not possibly understand.

Give it to me!

The sea was a powerful

and mysterious mistress,

and no one dared

question her secrets.

No one but Rose,

that is.

A schoolteacher

from the mainland,

she wasn't afraid

to challenge the island ways.

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Sheri Elwood

Sheri Elwood is a screenwriter/director working in film and television, best known as creator of the series Call Me Fitz starring Jason Priestley. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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