By Connor GASTON


Drama - Completed 2015

The gripping feature length drama 'The Devout' (2015) is about a small town school teacher who must face his wife, his town and ultimately himself when he believes his ailing four year old daughter is a reincarnated astronaut from the Apollo 1 space mission.

& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2015
Vancouver IFF 2015
Emerging Director Award
Victoria Film Festival 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 102 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Connor GASTON
    • Writer(s)
    • Connor GASTON
    • Producer(s)
    • Amanda VERHAGEN (Verhagen Entertainment), Daniel HOGG (Hoggwild Films)
    • Synopsis
    • A story about the power of belief, The Devout follows Darryl Eckford during trying times: his 4-year-old daughter, Abigail, has terminal cancer with weeks to live. Abigail is obsessed with space, and she talks with extraordinary detail of the Apollo 1 space mission. After she admits her former name, Darryl researches the space mission and finds inexplicable coincidences. A devout Christian, Darryl faces a crisis of faith when he begins to believe that his daughter was an astronaut in a former life. This newfound belief instills hope in Darryl, because, if his daughter has lived before, she will live again. He must face his wife, community and his own faith as he seeks out truth, because, if his daughter has lived before, she will live again.