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Play the Devil

Play the Devil

18 year old Gregory is caught between repressing his true creative nature and desires and surrendering to society’s dictates of what it means to be a man.  An encounter with a successful businessman derails the plans set by his family and community. Play The Devil shatters conventions of sexuality, masculinity, morality and individuality through its unapologetic multi-layered explorations of power dynamics, religion and aspirations.


Play the Devil


Maria Govan

Year of Release:



2015, T+T, The Bahamas, USA



Type / Genre:

Narrative feature


90 minutes




Sun 25 Sept, 6.00pm, MovieTowne POS Screen 8 Q+A

Sun 25 Sept, 6.30pm, MovieTowne POS Screen 4 Q+A

T+T Premiere

About the Director(s):

Maria Govan

Maria Govan

Maria Govan is a self-taught filmmaker from the island of New Providence in The Bahamas. Following a career  in production on big  Hollywood sets in Los Angeles, she returned home to make small guerilla-style local documentaries of her own including Junkanoo: The Heartbeat of a People, Where I’m From: HIV and AIDs in the Bahamas, A Man with a Voice; and The Life of Norman Solomon. In 2004 wrote and directed her first narrative film Rain which premiered at the 2008 Toronto  International Film Festival. The film won numerous awards internationally Rain and was licensed to Showtime Networks. Play the Devil  is her second feature film. Maria is  currently in development of her next film projects, My Life in a Dojo and Epiphany.

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