A. Sabin & D. Redmon
March 2014


Set during an era of U.S. post-industrialization in which numerous factories have been exported, Downeast focuses on Antonio Bussone's efforts to open a processing factory in rural Maine.




" All those daunting economic numbers that tabulate how many Americans are unemployed and how many factory jobs have been lost in the last 30 years can seem abstract until you run into a documentary like Downeast... It’s a tale of hope, frustration and disappointment that reminds us that behind all those big numbers are real human beings." NY Times

"Redmon and Sabin carefully tease apart the insidious process of American deindustrialization, and by the end of the film the threads they unravel reveal how the free market can choke like a noose." Village Voice

"It’s a small story, but with big ramifications, especially considering the gaping political divide that separates the country. Congressmen of all stripes would be well advised to see it, although their interpretations will inevitably and sadly differ." Hollywood Reporter

"A highly contained, personable work that renders vast industrial problems on a profoundly intimate scale" Eric Kohn, Indiewire

"Downeast is pugnacious as it is intimate." John Anderson, Variety

"The entire movie is an elegy" The Boston Globe

"Touched nerves I never even knew I possessed." Nina Rothe, Huffington Post

"The film is poetic in its depiction of the men and women who handle the crustaceans, and wistful in its portrayal of U.S. manufacturing in sharp decline." Filmmaker Magazine

POV interview by Adam Schartoff

"10 out of 10." Popmatters

Article on Yahoo News

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The L Magazine Interview with David Redmon


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Theatrical Screenings

  • Barbes, Brooklyn, NY, March 17, 5pm

Screening tour organized by Camden International Film Festival

  • The Grand, Ellsworth, ME, January 12, 2013
  • Camden Opera House, Camden, ME, January 19, 2013, 7pm
  • Colonial, Belfast, ME, January 20 & 24, 2013, 2013, 7pm
  • Lincoln Theatre, Damariscotta, ME, January 22 & 23, 2013, 7pm nightly, 2pm matinee on the 23rd
  • The Frontier, Brunswick, ME, January 25 & 26, 2013, 8pm nightly, 2pm matinee on the 26th
  • Harbor Theatre, Boothbay Harbor, ME, February 2, 2013, 3pm
  • Reel Pizza Cinerama, Bar Harbor, ME, February 2, 2013, 2pm
  • Brewer Performing Arts Center, Brewer, ME, February 8, 2013, 7pm, In conjunction with River City Cinema


Film Festival Screenings

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80 minutes
Directed, Produced, Cinematography and Edited by: D. Redmon & A. Sabin