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Jun 282021
 
Crime, Revenge and the Hope of Redemption Combine in Downeast
Maine Native Greg Finley Developed and Stars
In Gritty Drama on Love, Loss from Director Joe Raffa
Available Nationwide on Digital HD and Cable VOD July 13th

“a handsomely made and well performed film about revenge and redemption in small town America.” — Matt’s Movie Reviews

Following a successful run on the film festival circuit, Gravitas Ventures and APS Films have announced the Digital HD and cable VOD release of Joe Raffa’s Downeast. The rough and tumble crime drama will be available July 13th on a number of digital and cable platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Comcast, Spectrum, and Cox.
Downeast had its world premiere at the Garden State Film Festival in March, kicking off a screening tour across North America. The film has taken home a number of awards including Best Director and Best Actor at Worldfest Houston and Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor at the Montreal Independent Film Festival. Downeast screened at the Beverly Hills Film Festival, the Phoenix Film Festival and the Show Low Film Festival.

Downeast was produced by APS Films and directed by Joe Raffa, who wrote a script based on a story by Maine native Greg Finley. Finley produced alongside Cory Pyke. Edwin Pendleton Stevens served as executive producer.

Downeast dives into the often-ignored seedy underbelly of Maine, following Emma Maddox as she returns to her hometown, haunted by the mysterious death of her brother Mikey years ago. As she reconnects with his best friend Tommy, the two rekindle their flame and Emma begins to uncover the web of lies the town has been keeping. Will Emma get the closure she so desperately seeks, or fall victim to the town’s turbulent ways?

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