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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

Claude, leave them there.

I'll come back for them later.

You sure you don't want

to stay for a drink?

Some other time, Fi...

Gotta brush up my local charm.

Tourist season,

you know.

Do you mind taking

this mail to the blue house?

Watch out

for ghosts, kiddo!


Uncle Peat!

Here she comes,

there's my girl.


This must be Claire.

20 years in Europe...

- Long time away, Fiona.

I know.

I thought it was time she saw

where her family comes from.

Though Mom's probably rolling

in her grave with laughter.

There you go.

Oh! Leaving me

this place out of spite.

Franny did have

a cruel streak.

A bit of elbow grease

and it'll be as good as new.

That's rustic chic!

It's great.

What do you think,


What do you think

about the old rock?

My opinion matters?


- It takes...

some time

getting used to it.

Another 50 years,

you'll be fitting in just fine.


I thought

you should practice.

I know what it gets like

when you leave it.

I told you

I was finished.

I told you!

It was just

an idea.


She won't even cry.

L... you did the right

thing bringing her here.

You did

the right thing.

Go on...

Go on, imbecile.

Come on.



Eeny, meeny, miney, mo...


in the Christ are you?

Make a habit in breaking

into strangers' homes.

Young mute girl took

a wrong turn at the mall?

I was asked to give

this to you... That's all.

God damned sissy Clyde!

His family was always

afraid its own shadows.

What did you do,

try to drown that?


Why they don't burn

all the books in the world?

No one's reading them,

'cause no one's publishing them.

Que sera sera.

Kiss my ass!

No one cares about

fairy tales anymore.

Goddamn publishers.

Bit'em in the ass!

They want rejection letters,

I'll show them

rejection letters...

I reject all these black

wearing know-it-alls.

Thinking, thinking... so busy

thinking they forget their hearts.

I reject these bloody

rusting clothes-pegs.

Never read

the end of a story first.


A good story has

the power to heal the soul.


You don't know me.

You don't know

anything about me.

Don't I know?

So I thought tomorrow...

we could pack a lunch

and go look around.

The lighthouse, maybe.

Or go hike to the point?


Are you sleeping?

...private sector bids

to purchase local ocean frontage,

land considered traditional

fishing grounds,

deemed to be of no commercial

use to the communities,

after the mysterious disappearance

of fish stocks in recent years.

Sale of the land would bring

revenue to this part of the country.

Though scientists hold little hope

for the return of the stocks,

out of work fishermen

hold out for a miracle.

This is Andrew Young,

and that's the news for this hour.

It's 10:
15 and time for

a little mid-morning Bach.

I need a boat.

There's only

one boat on this island,

Peat's got it up on land.

Clyde won't be back

'til next week.

No way off

this time of the year.

That is unless

you've got fins.

Stupid deserted rock!

Fish's gone.

Kids grow up,

get jobs in the city.

What's your excuse?

It's quiet here.


Well, I've got 20,000 breaths

in a day, kid...

I just wasted

about 18 on you.

I've got work to do!

You've got something

to say, say it fast.

Your story...

What's it about?

Stupid deserted rock!

Your basic love story.

By the sea.


You gotta hear the whole

thing to understand.

If you're not up to it...

Then I'll start

at the beginning,

as all stories must.

In kinder times,

there was an island

whose heart and

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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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