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THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

TFF 2016 Directed by Bill Purple
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA [TFF 2016]
After the accidental death of his free-spirited pregnant wife, Penny (a luminous Jessica Biel), reserved architect Henry (Jason Sudeikis) struggles to find meaning in his life and in the work that once consumed him. As he continues to work on the house he and Penny were building together, Henry is drawn to a mysterious young runaway named Millie (Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams) whom Penny had often talked about helping. Though Millie mistrusts Henry at first, the two build a tentative friendship as she reveals her ambition to build a raft to sail away from her dark past and start anew. Taking on the father role he was meant to have, Henry neglects his job and other responsibilities to help Millie on her quest. As they work together, he comes to understand that she can help him to heal as much as he can help her. Set in New Orleans, this tender drama features solid performances from a terrific supporting cast including Mary Steenburgen, Orlando Jones, and Paul Reiser. Veteran TV director Bill Purple delivers a nuanced big-screen directorial debut and manages to capture the rhythm of this historic musical city aided by an affecting score from first-time film composer Justin Timberlake.

—Karen Kemmerle
Interests
Drama
After the accidental death of his free-spirited pregnant wife, Penny (a luminous Jessica Biel), reserved architect Henry (Jason Sudeikis) struggles to find meaning in his life and in the work that once consumed him. As he continues to work on the house he and Penny were building together, Henry is drawn to a mysterious young runaway named Millie (Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams) whom Penny had often talked about helping. Though Millie mistrusts Henry at first, the two build a tentative friendship as she reveals her ambition to build a raft to sail away from her dark past and start anew. Taking on the father role he was meant to have, Henry neglects his job and other responsibilities to help Millie on her quest. As they work together, he comes to understand that she can help him to heal as much as he can help her. Set in New Orleans, this tender drama features solid performances from a terrific supporting cast including Mary Steenburgen, Orlando Jones, and Paul Reiser. Veteran TV director Bill Purple delivers a nuanced big-screen directorial debut and manages to capture the rhythm of this historic musical city aided by an affecting score from first-time film composer Justin Timberlake.

—Karen Kemmerle
Film Information
Year: 2016
Length: 108 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Bill Purple
Screenwriter: Bill Purple & Robbie Pickering
Producer: Michelle Purple, Jessica Biel, Mike Landry, Carlos Velazquez, Chuck Pacheco
Editor: Tara Timpone
Associate Producer: Sam Warren, Ansley Seaver Marshall
Cinematographer: J Michael Muro
Executive Producer: Ross Dinerstein, Bill Purple, Greg Shockro, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Connolly, Rick Yorn, Rob Ortiz, Stefan Nowicki, Joey Carey
Composer: Justin Timberlake
Co-Producer: Will Greenfield, Paulie Litt, Ryan Charles Griffin, Robbie Pickering
Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams, Jessica Biel, Orlando Jones, Mary Steenburgen, Paul Reiser
Contacts

Press Contact
Brooke Blumberg
Sunshine Sachs
West Hollywood, California 90069
Phone: 323 822 9300
blumberg@sunshinesachs.com

Print Source
Mike Landry
Darwin Collective
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Phone: 718 288 2599
Landry@cpluspictures.com

US Sales Contact
Deb McIntosh
WME
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310 285 9000
DMcintosh_asst@wmeentertainment.com

International Sales Contact
Jamie Carmichael
Content Media
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 310 576 1059
jamie.carmichael@contentmediacorp.com

About the Director(s)
After graduating from film school at Boston University, Bill Purple joined the DGA and worked on some of the biggest titles in the film industry as an AD. Purple has recently been directing episodic network television while trying to get The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea off the ground.

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