Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

The Deeper You Dig

Year: 2019
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 96 minutes

The Deeper You Dig
The Deeper You Dig
The Deeper You Dig

It was a dark, snowy night in the Catskill Mountains, and she shouldn’t have been sledding near the road. At least that’s what Kurt tells himself after accidentally running over his 14-year-old neighbor, Echo. In a panic, he decides he has no choice but to dispose of her body. While police insist the teen is a runaway, Echo’s ghost torments her killer with bloody hallucinations and a healthy dose of teenage attitude. Unbeknownst to Kurt, Echo’s mother, Ivy, is a medium who reads tarot and might even (for the right price) contact dead relatives for grieving customers. Equipped with a mother’s intuition and insight from beyond the veil, Ivy inches closer to unearthing her neighbor’s terrible secret. Written, directed, acted, shot, scored, edited, and produced by a family of three—mother, father, and teen daughter—this paranormal gem is a genuine family affair. THE DEEPER YOU DIG is true micro-budget horror, taking what would be a simple ghost story and flipping it on its head with sheer creative ingenuity, resulting in an eerie, yet touching, tale of guilt, grief, and familial bonds stronger than death. — D.O.

CIFF44 Screenings

Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:35 PM -
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 1:11 AM

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

After Hours

American Independents Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman


Toby Poser, John Adams

Toby Poser

Toby Poser, John Adams

Zelda Adams, John Adams

John Adams

Principal Cast
John Adams, Toby Poser, Zelda Adams

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