“Painstakingly researched and chock full of archival footage from the game's century-long history, From Deep is Brett Kashmere's sophisticated essay on the cultural history of basketball. He skillfully balances a poetic consideration of the game with a semiotic inquiry into the symbols created as the game develops from a rec center pastime into a multi-million dollar industry.” – Christy LeMaster, Cine-File


GRANTLAND: "Syracuse to Saskatchewan: FROM DEEP is an Indefinable, Experimental Celebration of Basketball and Hip Hop," by Jason Concepcion.
THE GLOBE & MAIL: "FROM DEEP Takes on Love Affair Between Basketball and Hip Hop,"
by Pasha Malla.
ARTINFO: "Jumping Through Hoops: Kashmere's FROM DEEP," by Craig Hubert.
THE L MAGAZINE: "Truth 24 Frames Per Second and Ball Don't Lie: Brett Kashmere's FROM DEEP,"
by Adam Nayman.
NBA RIVISTA UFFICIALE (Italy): "Photo Book: FROM DEEP," interview and 9-page image spread (PDF).
HARDWOOD PAROXYSM: "What's Happened So Far: A Review of FROM DEEP," by Miles Wray.
ARTSLANT: "FROM DEEP and the Rise of the Dunkadelic Era," by Brad Phillips.
THE BROOKLYN RAIL: "Dots & Hoops: Experimental and Nonfiction Cinema at the 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival," by Leo Goldsmith and Rachael Rakes.
PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER: "Brett Kashmere's New Film FROM DEEP Examines Basketball, Race, Hip Hop and Popular Culture," by Al Hoff.
DENVER WESTWORD: "Score Big with FROM DEEP: Brett Kashmere's Basketball Documentary," by Kyle Harris.
COLUMBUS DISPATCH: "Film FROM DEEP Documents Connection Between Basketball, Hip-Hop," by Terry Mikesell.
SPORTWEEK MAGAZINE (Italy): "Il Tempo del Basket," by Davide Chinellato. (PDF)
THE MAGIC BIRD: "Interview with Brett Kashmere," by Marius Valdes.
THE GLOBE & MAIL: "Images Film Festival to Showcase Performance Art, Movies, and More,"
by Liam Lacey.
CONVERSATIONS AT THE EDGE blog: "Interview with Brett Kashmere."
CINE-FILE: "Crucial Viewing: Brett Kashmere's FROM DEEP,"
by Christy LeMaster.
BAD AT SPORTS: "Where is Here: An Interview with Brett Kashmere," by Jesse Malmed.


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Deluxe Cinematic Vision Award, for excellence and innovation in the visual realization of work by a Canadian film or video artist.

The jury writes: "An extensively researched exploration of racial cultural dynamics played out in the sporting arena and on the street, this film essay weaves an impressive tapestry of archival music, mainstream media and cinema allowing us to reflect on the construction of historical narrative."