Skin Deep by Jon Leahy


Skin Deep is an heart warming urban adventure following Leah, straight-laced and scared after being diagnosed with terminal melanoma, as she becomes lost and befriended by an unpredictable Newtown local, Caitlin. Their unlikely new friendship leads them on a tumultuous journey where both are pushed beyond their comfort zones and finally decide to choose life… while they still can.


About the Film:

Skin Deep (originally titled New Town), is inspired by Monica’s personal struggle to come to terms with being diagnosed with melanoma; should she risk everything to continue partying on the Newtown scene, or should she face facts and look after her health. With inspired creativity she split this dilemma into the stories of two young women, Caitlin and Leah. Skin Deep follows these two strangers through the streets on Newtown over 18 hours as they find the courage to face whatever may lie ahead.
When Monica told her friend Rosie Lourde, another Newtown locals, about the screen play it was obvious the film needed to be made but they had no idea the community and industry would agree so much. Starting out with no budget and their own cameras they originally planned to shoot on weekends and hoped to eventually submit Skin Deep to minor film festivals. Now, after incredible industry and community support, and a wonderful Pozible campaign, the film has been shot using the latest camera technology, with a full professional crew, is about to start post-production at Sound Firm in Fox Studios, has secured local distribution and has recently been represented at the American Film Market for international sales.
It’s been an introduction to the industry these three first time feature filmmakers could never have imagined!


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