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Check Out Some Compelling Footage From David Harewood, Edwina Findley Drama ‘Free in Deed’

Check Out Some Compelling Footage From David Harewood, Edwina Findley Drama 'Free in Deed'

A film that’s on my Sundance 2015 predictions list (see the list here if you haven’t), David Harewood and Edwina Findley star in the indie drama “Free In Deed,” from writer/director Jake Mahaffy, which is based on a true story of a man who brings a small congregation together in order to perform the miraculous healing of an 8-year-old autistic child.

Harewood plays the man, and Findley plays the boy’s mother.

Last month, the filmmaker took to Indiegogo to raise funds to complete post-production on the project, although he didn’t meet his $55,000 goal, raising just 21% of that. But it’s Indiegogo, so he got to keep what he did raise (minus Indiegogo’s fees of course).

As the filmmaker shared on the project’s Indiegogo page, the film explores the relationships and circumstances surrounding a faith healing and the forces that lead the characters to define themselves through beliefs. It highlights the contradictions that can exist between intentions and actions, religion and morality, faith and delusion.

Shooting took place in Memphis, TN, with Mike S. Ryan’s Greyshack Films, and Brent Stiefel’s Votiv producing, with Michael Bowes. 

If not a Sundance premiere, I’d definitely look for a debut some time in 2015.

While we wait to find out where it’ll land, check out some footage from the film below, just over 2 minutes worth, which gives us some idea of what to expect in terms of look and feel.

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