Hey! I’m Joe Raffa, writer and director of the upcoming drama “Downeast.” AMA!
Hey all, I’m Joe Raffa. I’m a screenwriter and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, CA. I’m getting ready to debut my latest feature, “Downeast,” which premieres at the Garden State Film Festival on March 27. Happy to answer any questions about writing, filmmaking, finance, film festivals, etc... You can find me at @joeraffa on Instagram, or the film at @downeast. You can watch the virtual premiere screening anywhere in the world. More info here: https://www.gsff.org/tickets/.
Downeast Synopsis: Set in the underbelly of Maine, the film follows Emma Maddox (Dylan Silver) as she returns to her hometown years following the mysterious death of her brother. As she reconnects with his best friend Tommy (Greg Finley), Emma begins to uncover the web of lies the town has been keeping and must ultimately decide if she will fall victim to the town’s unsettling ways. Written and directed by Raffa, the film combines crime, revenge, and the hope for a new life. The film also stars Judson Mills (“Walker, Texas Ranger”), Kirk Fox (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”), and Gareth Williams (“Dawson’s Creek”). “Downeast” will premiere at the Garden State Film Festival in March 2021.