Canadian film-maker Connor Gaston’s first feature recently garnered seven Leo Awards in Vancouver honouring the best in British Columbian film, TV and web content.

The Devout

Marina Cordoni Entertainment (MCE) will handle world sales on The Devout, about a man whose faith is tested when he begins to believe his terminally ill child was an Apollo astronaut in a previous life.

Charlie Carrick, Ali Liebert, Gabrielle Rose and David Nykl star alongside four-year old newcomer Olivia Martin. Amanda Verhagen and Gaston produced and Daniel Hogg serve as executive producer.

The Devout has played at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Busan in South Korea, among others. Leo Awards wins included best picture and screenplay.

MCE will launch the film in Canada via a limited theatrical engagement followed by digital roll-out and pay TV.

Cordoni plans to start international sales at the AFM in November.