FREE IN DEED
Melva Neddy lives, prays and struggles in Memphis, Tennessee, amid Elvis worship and monumental facades, along with her son Benny, who may be autistic and definitely has anger issues. When the drugs don‘t work anymore, Melva turns to faith healer Abe Wilkins. The evangelical preacher has to confront his own demons as well as Benny’s if he wants to help the boy.
Cast: David Harewood, Edwina Findley, RaJay Chandler, Preston Shannon, Helen Bowman
Screenplay: Jake Mahaffy
Director of Photography: Ava Berkofsky
Film Editor: Jake Mahaffy, Michael Taylor, Simon Price
Composer: Tim Oxton
Production Designer: C. Michael Andrews
Costume Design: Jami Villers
Sound: Bruce Langley
Producer: Mike S. Ryan, Mike Bowes, Brent Steifel
Production Company: Greyshock Films, Votiv Films
Co-Producer: Georgina Allison Conder
World Sales: Stray Dogs
Director: Jake Mahaffy
Jake Mahaffy attended Rhode Island School of Design and the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand, where he teaches at the university. His low-budget films like WAR (2004) or WELLNESS (2008) screened at Sundance, Venice or SXSW, among others.