The Devout

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The Devout
Directed byConnor Gaston
Produced byConnor Gaston
Amanda Verhagen
Written byConnor Gaston
StarringCharlie Carrick
Ali Liebert
Olivia Martin
Gabrielle Rose
Music byGilles Maillet
CinematographyDaniel Carruthers
Edited byDetritus Kozme
Clownbog Studios
Devout Productions
Hoggwild Films
Verhagen Entertainment
Release date
  • October 3, 2015 (2015-10-03) (VIFF)
Running time
102 minutes

The Devout is a Canadian drama film, directed by Connor Gaston and released in 2015.[1]

The film stars Charlie Carrick and Ali Liebert as Darryl and Jan, a devoutly Christian couple who are struggling with the terminal illness of their daughter Abigail (Olivia Martin). After Abigail claims to have a memory of a past life as an astronaut who died in the Apollo 1 fire, Darryl undergoes a crisis of faith as he tries to investigate whether there is any truth to reincarnation after all.[2]

The film premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2015, where Gaston won the festival's B.C. Emerging Filmmaker Award.[3] It won the Leo Award for Best Motion Picture in 2016.

It went into general theatrical release in 2017,[1] and was a shortlisted finalist for the John Dunning Discovery Award at the 6th Canadian Screen Awards in 2018.[4]


  1. ^ a b "The Devout takes an intriguing premise and does nothing unique with it". The Globe and Mail, April 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Devout won’t make you a believer". Now, April 5, 2017.
  3. ^ Adrian Mack (2015-10-04). "VIFF 2015: Fractured Land takes best B.C. film prize". The Georgia Straight. Retrieved 2015-10-24.
  4. ^ "The Canadian Screen Awards showers love on (almost) everyone". Now, January 16, 2018.

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