The Devout

The Devout


In a small Bible belt town, Darryl and Jan face the unthinkable. Their 4-year-old daughter, Abigail, has terminal cancer with only weeks to live. While playing with her rocket ship toy Abigail mumbles arcane intricacies about an astronaut's space suit to her father - terminology no 4-year old should know. When Darryl probes further, Abi tells her father that she died in a fire aboard Apollo 1. It's shortly after when Abi announces her old name, which matches that of an astronaut who died in the Apollo fire. Darryl suffers a crisis of faith, a shift within. Going against his pious community and behind his wife's back, Darryl sets out to see an expert on reincarnation who offers him proof because... if his daughter has lived before, she will live again.

Year: 2017

Genre: Drama

Cast: Charlie Carrick, Ali Liebert, Olivia Martin

Directed By: Connor Gaston

Country: Canada

Run Time: 102 mins


“In his feature debut, British Columbian writer and director Connor Gaston shows narrative vision, resourcefulness (the few special effects are reminiscent of the cult sci-fi thriller Primer) and a great deal of potential.”


Vancouver International Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival