Dead Hands Dig Deep

  • Australia
  • 2016
  • R(18+)
  • 75 MIN
  • 20 Sep 2017

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Extra Features

  • Enough Knowledge To Make You Drown - Filmmaker Round-table Discussion with Director Jai Love, Cinematographer Hazal Alakus and Sound Recordist Corey McCrossin
  • SUFF Australian Premier Q&A
  • Crack of Dawn (alternate version) Music Video
  • Trailers

Cast and Crew

  • Edwin Borsheim
  • Rikk Agnew
  • Directed By: Jai Love
  • Edited By: Conlan McKenzie
  • Cinematography By: Hazal Alakus
  • Written By: Spencer Heath & Jai Love
  • Produced By : Spencer Heath & alan Love-Lapan

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About Dead Hands Dig Deep

Thirty-eight year old Edwin Borsheim of the Southern California hardcore metal punk band Kettle Cadaver was once known for his bizarre stage antics and brutal self-mutilation that included face stapling gential hooking and animal carcass fornication. Years after the bands demise, Borsheim lives in complete isolation on his acre of land in which he is surrounded by many of the gruesome things he has created. While those closest to Borsheim dissect his mental complexities, the man himself reflects on his troubled past including his battles with drug and alcohol abuse, the contentious relationship with ex-wife Eva O and the suicide of his father.

Jai Love’s stunning debut documentary DEAD HANDS DIG DEEP takes us a harrowing journey as he shines a spotlight on one of music’s most tortured individuals. Repeating the phrase “It’s only a movie” will not help you here as everything you are about to see is 100% shockingly real.

"The truth is [DEAD HANDS DIG DEEP would be deeply unsettling if it were a horror film. As a documentary, it is terrifying."

J.B. Spins

"An incredibly mature film, one you will be thinking about for days"

Slackjaw Punks

"Kettle Cadaver pushed things to extremes that Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails could never conjure in their worst nightmare"


"A haunting study of depravity"

The Hollywood Reporter

“A must watch – a harrowing memoir of a tortured soul.”

The Iris

  • World Premiere

    2016 Slamdance Film Festival

  • Australian Premiere

    SUFF 2016

  • Offical Selection

    Cinedelphia Film Festival 2016

  • Official Selection

    Monster Fest 2016

  • Official Selection

    Revelation Film Festival 2017

  • Official Selection

    Dark Mofo 2017

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