Deep End 2011
8min | Short, Drama | 2011 (Canada)
When Dane’s older brother comes out of the closet, he must chose between siding with his homophobic peers or supporting his brother and becoming a social outcast.
Deep End follows youngster Dane, who doesn’t react very well when his older brother reveals that he’s gay. Dane is furious and would have preferred it if his sibling had kept his secret, but when some of his friends ask him to side with them on some homophobic abuse they’re planning, Dane has to decide whether to defend his brother or not. Deep End is short, sweet and although perhaps a tad too simplistic at times, it’s involving and there are a few moments that are genuinely touching. It’s a film dealing with fears that many will have had about coming out – such as family rejection – and has a good message in the end.
Director: Bretten Hannam
Writer: Bretten Hannam
Stars: Bailey Maughan, Gharrett Patrick Paon, Denis Theriault
Release Date: 2011 (Canada)
Also Known As: Bes