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Deep It

average rating is 3 out of 5


Swati Verma


Posted on:

Mar 26, 2024

Film Reviews
Deep It
Directed by:
Teddy Nygh
Written by:
Femi Oyeniran
Percelle Ascott, Joivan wade, Fredi Kruga Nwaka

The director Teddy Nygh and writer Femi Oyeniran utilises the black font for the name of the movie to showcase the evil, mystery, pain, and trauma one unforeseen incident can cause. Percelle Ascott, Joivan Wade along with other supporting cast have brilliantly transcended their vision onto the Celluloid.


The plot of Deep It revolves around two friends and one other who get involved with crimes relating to knives and how young people as well as their communities have to bear the brunt for the same.


Deep It opens with a series of long shots of the day-to-day scenario of life with a slightly dramatic tune in the background making the audience ready for all the action and lessons the narrative wants to communicate to them. A very well-scripted narration begins from one of the central characters therefore increasing the degree of audience engagement with the content of the movie. The set design, a combination of white, grey, and black colours are utilised for the colour pallet, lighting, sound, dialogues, costume, hair, makeup, and props have been kept natural and they also help elevate the theme as well as the messaging of the film.



In terms of performance, Percelle Ascott plays Kadz who is busy taking care of his ailing mother with very supportive friends and a girlfriend till things turn in the wrong direction. Ascott brilliantly exudes a range of emotions in sink with the changing situation in his character arc as per the script.

Joivan Wade plays the role of Miles who is a simple and loyal friend but cannot handle difficult situations. Wade attempts to depict the mental status of Miles to the audience through body language, voice modulation, and facial expressions.

Fredi Kruga Nwaka plays Corie Lara’s (Kadz’s girlfriend) brother. He is a caring as well as protective big brother but Corie tends to cross his limits without thinking of the safety of people around him. Nwaka with his acting skills and attitude is the right fit as a villain/bully. The actor brings out the apt reaction for his character, especially after the climax.

Simona Zivkovska plays Lara Kadz’s girlfriend who loves him and proves to be an emotional anchor during all his hard times in life. Zivkovska portrays both the lovable, soft and emotional for people she cares about and strong when the need arises distinctly with each subplot in the movie.


Deep It creates awareness about the physical and emotional impact of carrying a knife and the crimes associated with it on young people and their communities. The short film reiterates the fact that there is no victimless crime, everyone gets hurt in the process. The cinematic piece highlights the importance of anger management and how one is most likely to fall in trouble with a long-lasting impact in the future if he/she chooses the path of anger and violence. The creative piece restates how bad the end result of an impulsive/hasty decision can be for self as well as the loved ones.

About the Film Critic
Swati Verma
Swati Verma
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