UK Premiere. Presented by Belfast Film Festival as part of Belfast Pride Festival. Supported by Moviehouse cinema

Executive produced by LGBTQ supporter Susan Sarandon and shot by filmmaker Hillevi Loven, DEEP RUN is a powerful verité portrait of trans life in rural North Carolina. Exiled by her family and rejected by an ex, 17-year-old Spazz has no one to lean on for support. But when Spazz falls in love again and summons up the courage to become Cole, a strong-willed trans man, his candid humor and steadfast, all-inclusive Christian beliefs counter the bigotry he experiences daily. This intimate documentary reveals rebirth and courage within America’s deeply conservative Bible Belt. Deep Run is a powerful portrait of contemporary trans life.

Reviews

‘A sweet, admiring profile of a teen in transition.'