2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Free In Deed

Friday, March 11
9:30PM - 11:08PM

Alamo Lamar B
1120 S Lamar Blvd

Hashtags: #sxsw #freeindeedfilm

Set in the distinctive world of storefront churches, and based on actual events, FREE IN DEED depicts one man’s attempts to perform a miracle. When a single mother brings her young boy to church for healing, this lonely pentecostal minister is forced to confront the seemingly incurable illness of the child and his own demons as well. The more he prays, the more things seem to spiral out of his control.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 98min

Director: Jake Mahaffy

Producer: Mike S. Ryan, Mike Bowes, Brent Stiefel

Screenwriter: Jake Mahaffy

Cinematographer: Ava Berkofsky

Editor: Jake Mahaffy, Michael Taylor, Simon Price

Production Designer: C. Michael Andrews

Music: Tim Oxton

Additional Credits: Associate Producer: Nicki Newburger, Associate Producer: Adam Hohenberg, Costume Designer: Jami Villers, Co-Producer: Georgina Conder

Principal Cast: David Harewood, Edwina Findley, RaJay Chandler, Kathy Smith


Jake Mahaffy is a teacher currently working at the University of Auckland, NZ. His self-produced, micro-budget shorts and features were made single-handedly, featuring untrained actors in rural settings. WELLNESS, MIRACLE BOY, WAR and other films have screened in international venues such as Sundance, Venice, and SXSW (Grand Jury Prize).

Public Film Contact
Mike Bowes
Free In Deed, LLC
(617) 842-6372

Publicity Contact
Jim Dobson



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