Bone Deep

Zachery Barrett wants to grab life by the balls. He’s ready to be an adult but his mother and teachers treat him like a kid.

With the help of his friend Terence, he’s going to take control of his life and cross firmly over the threshold into manhood.

Creative team

Director/producer: Jeremy Webb
Writer: Jessica Marsh

Filmmaker’s statement

“When my first short, Wake, was accepted to the NSI Online Short Film Festival, I was thrilled. The news came the same week that I delivered the finished cut of my second short, Bone Deep, to CBC. It was a good week! There may have been wine.

Both shorts are part of a set of six films. All have been drawn from the writing of Jessica Marsh and all are based on characters from her one-man play Maelstrom.

I want to make all six films and I’d like to make them with the same production team, so keep watching this space.

I am so happy that Bone Deep has been accepted into festivals and I’m beyond happy that I’m finally getting to say that I have directed films. My teenage self is finally getting off my back about getting on with it. Maybe now he’ll stop sitting on my desk and saying ‘this year?’ in that know-it-all fashion.”

About Jeremy Webb


Jeremy Webb founded Off The Leash in 2009. He moved to Canada from his native UK in 1998. He grew up in Cambridge and trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

His first film, Wake, won CBC’s Short Film Face Off, debuted at the Atlantic Film Festival and won best short at the Love Unlimited Film Festival in Venice Beach.

Bone Deep reunites the same production team as Wake.

Jeremy is an accomplished stage actor. Recent Canadian stage appearances include first voice/male roles in Under Milk Wood, Paul Fisher in Fishing (OTL, also writer/producer),Beowulf in Beowulf (Two Planks & a Passion), the wizard in The Wizard of Oz, Friar Laurence in Romeo & Juliet (Neptune Theatre, Halifax, 2010), Milo Tindle in Sleuth (Festival Antigonish, 2010), Duncan and The Porter in MacBeth (Shakespeare By The Sea, 2009) Iago in Othello (2008), Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Maurice in Beauty & The Beast (Silvermist Productions, Niagara Falls) and Cogsworth in Neptune Theatre’s long-running Beauty and The Beast.

His one-man version of A Christmas Carol was a great success in 2003, 2005, 2008-12 playing at Neptune Theatre’s Studio Theatre and touring Nova Scotia schools and venues.

His comedy about the perils of internet dating, Fishing, opened in May 2012 and has been playing ever since.

In 2011, Off The Leash released a two-disc CD of A Christmas Carol featuring Symphony Nova Scotia and over 30 characters all voiced by Jeremy.

In March 2009, Jeremy won a best actor Merritt Award for his portrayal of Iago in Othello for Shakespeare By The Sea. He won the 2010 Mayor’s Award for achievement in theatre and The Coast best theatre actor award in 2007, 2009 and 2010 – 2008 wasn’t such a great year!

In 2013, he won Creative Nova Scotia’s established artist award.

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