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SPOTLIGHT

THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Directed by Bill Purple
FEATURE NARRATIVE 108 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
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
Drama
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.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight
  • Year:
    2016
  • Length:
    108 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
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

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