Bone Deep

BONE DEEP POSTER WebsizeA Film by Jeremy Webb

Screenplay by Jessica Marsh    

Director of Photography Becky Parsons

Editor Jeff Fish

Music Jason Michael MacIsaac

Produced and directed by Jeremy Webb

Art Director Andrew Cull


From the team that created the award winning short film ‘WAKE’, we bring you another short film. This ten minute film is made possible with funding from CBC TV, Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage, a host of private donations and the hard work and dedication of the cast & crew.

Our heartfelt thanks to PS Atlantic for going way beyond any generosity they had originally agreed to!

Shooting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, using Maritime talent and crew, Bone Deep moved into post production over the Summer under the watchful eye of Jeff Fish at Filet Post Production. The film is now complete.

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imgresHow to see Bone Deep:

Bone Deep is available to watch on, or on iTunes.

We are thrilled that folks will get a chance to see our second film.

We are proud of the work that everyone did and delighted to present it to you.



3256593Bone Deep has been selected to be part of International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts – IFFCA Los Angeles (Oct9-12th, 2014) – we are proud and thrilled. We are grateful to all who worked on the film.

Now, how to get to LA!





Bone Deep is now live as part of the National Screen Institute’s Online Film Festival. It is live to view here:




Bone Deep will be screening as an official selection at  IMAF2014,  ‘ the little film festival of big dreams’  which runs from October 23rd to the 26th in Charlottetown. We are delighted and honoured. Will have to cross that bridge when the schedule comes out!


Zac (Hugh Cape, right) meets Terence (Wayne Burns, left) for the first time, outside the Vice-Principal's office.

Zac (Hugh Cape, right) meets Terence (Wayne Burns, left) for the first time, outside the Vice-Principal’s office.
(Bone Deep Photo Credit: Krista Comeau)



Zachery Barrett wants to grab life by the balls; he’s ready to be an adult, but his mother and his teachers treat him like a kid. With the help of his friend Terence, he’s going to get control of his life and cross firmly over the threshold into being a man.

From the team that brought you WAKE; Bone Deep is the next in the series of short films from Jessica Marsh’s original play Maelstrom (there are 6 in all.)

Bone Deep shot in APRIL 2013 and was directed and produced by Jeremy Webb.

Director (Jeremy Webb) & DOP (becky Parsons) have a quick conference on the set of Bone Deep.

Director (Jeremy Webb) & DOP (becky Parsons) have a quick conference on the set of Bone Deep. (Bone Deep Photo Credit: Krista Comeau)


July 26th, 2013:

Amazing News! Bone Deep has been selected to appear in the 33rd Atlantic Film Festival. Screening as part of Atlantic Shorts 3 – Saturday, September 14th at 4.30pm. Park Lane Cinemas. Very exciting for us!

June 25th, 2013

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We are in the closing few minutes of the first picture edit at Filet Post. It’s ben a fun edit…having fun with Jeff Fish. Next the rough cut will go to a few folks to see, including Music Supervisor Jason MacIsaac.

I am very happy with the film – it looks great. I can’t wait to share it with you all. We are to deliver to CBC in August.

April 21st, 2013

That’s a wrap!! We did it! Two glorious days, one sick director, a talented cast and crew and perfect weather.

 April 17th, 2013

We are pleased to announce the casting of Bone Deep. Our actors are: Hugh Cape (Zac,) Wayne Burns (Terence,) Genevieve Steele (Lisa,) Jamie Bradley (Mr. Wendell,) Emma Wells (Allison,) Theo Pitsiavis (Dad,) and Murlane Carew (Mrs. MacPherson.)

So very grateful that there were some tough decisions to make. So happy with my seven.

March 31st, 2013

We are pleased to announce that we have raised the funds we need to shoot Bone Deep in April 2013. We are currently in pre-production: looking at locations, filling in a lot of paperwork and getting our ducks in a row.

Auditions will be announced shortly.

The crew is being gathered.


July 21st, 2012: We have received word that Nova Scotia Communities, Culture & Heritage have awarded Bone Deep a $5000 grant to go towards the creation of the film. This is great news and we are so grateful to the NSCCH for their generous contribution.




Despite the new grant award and winning CBC’s Short Film Face Off with amazing prizes from the CBC and equipment suppliers, we still need to raise $4500 to make this film. Cold hard cash. We hope that you can help in any small or amazing way by donating.

We plan to shoot over three days in April 2013.

As part of our prize package for winning The Short Film FaceOff with WAKE, we were given a broadcast license; meaning that Bone Deep will air on television. It will also be entered into the Short Film Face Off and be sent for consideration to film festivals.



Zachery Barrett is having another soul-sucking day at high school. He promised his emotionally fragile and unstable mother he wouldn’t quit, but he is desperate to get in touch with his girlfriend Allison who has been ignoring his texts since their massive argument last night.  He texts from class and gets caught. Buzzing with combustible energy outside the vice-principal’s office, he meets Terence, a free-spirited teenager carrying an African drum.  Commiserating about their life of high school captivity, Terence offers Zac an alternative perspective: In your mind, he entices, you’re as free as a bird.Squawking like a bird, Terence dances in the high school hallway.  Startled but fascinated, Zac joins in for what becomes a passionate tribal dance.  Bursting out of his office, vice-principal Wendall demands the boys keep the noise down.  Pushed to the limit of what he can handle, Zac turns on Mister Wendall like an animal stalking prey; the Vice Principal retreats into his office. Fascinated and impressed with Zac’s powerful display of masculine energy, Terence follows Zac and they take off to find Allison.

Walking along the railroad tracks, as they head for Allison’s house, with Terence reciting poetry and drumming as they go, Zac recalls a story he heard about a tribe in Africa that has a coming of age ceremony for their boys.  Impassioned, filled with longing, Zac tells Terence about other tribal rituals; boys required to hunt stags, hang from hooks in their chests, leap from heights tied by their ankles. And at the end, Zac says, if they haven’t quit or embarrassed themselves or died, they’re men. Men.  Everyone around them knows they did what they had to do.  They get a woman, they get land, they get their own lives.  And they’re men. As Zac and Terence reach Allison’s house, she comes storming out and screams at Zac to get lost.  He demands to know if she’s gone for the abortion they were arguing about the night before.  When she tells him she has, emotions explode; he insists he could have taken care of her and the baby.  Berating him for thinking he is man enough to be a father, Allison dismisses him as just an irresponsible boy.  She retreats to her house.

Enraged, Zac heads home.  On a bridge overlooking the railroad tracks, he and Terence stop and watch the setting sun.  Zac wonders when he’ll get some control in his life.  When will he get some power?  When will he become a man?