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GREAT EXPECTATIONS
 
Queens Premiere

Director: Don Downie

United States, 2016, 12min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2017
Category: Short Narrative
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Cast:  Gillien Goll, Nick Sakai, Ayesha Adamo, Matthew Ryan Wilson, Dana Marisa Schoenfeld, Polina Gorman, Laura Dowling Shea
Crew:  Producers: Laura Dowling Shea - Screenwriters: Dorothy Marcic - Crew: Paul Lewis Anderson
Email:  lauradowlingsheagmail.com

synopsis
Maribeth just needs some help to finish a big project but ends up with much more than she expected! Sometimes more is less. This is the story of what happens when overachiever Maribeth tries to ease her work pressures and interviews potential assistants, one wackier than the other. Dismissively banishing each applicant, she starts getting threatening phone calls from her employer and becomes, in the end, as jobless and needy as the last candidate, who weeps at the suggestion of not getting hired. In disappointed resignation, they both share some butter pecan ice cream.

director
Don Downie is a director who creates films, television, digital content, and commercials. A native of Detroit and a self-taught filmmaker, Don first picked up a camera in 2004 — within a year, he was working professionally in TV, eventually racking up camera credits on shows such as Saturday Night Live, The Biggest Loser, CHOPPED, Innovation Nation, and Nat Geo’s Brain Games. Don launched his directing career with the creation of the ground-breaking web series podOpera Brooklyn, and the pilot Exit Strategy for TeenNick. Recently, Don wrote and directed the award-winning short Pepper and the Salt Sea, a magical realism film about a photographer and a mermaid in post-Sandy Brooklyn. Upcoming projects include the short sex comedy Le Creuset (writer / director), the web series Royally (director) and the short film Cake (cinematographer). Don’s is currently in development for two feature films with his production company Small Media Extra Large, which he founded in 2008.
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