Three young women – a painter, a singer, and an actress – are all teetering on the edge between creative breakthroughs and personal breakdowns, and their connection with Pearl, the older woman they rely on for guidance, support, and inspiration. When Pearl suddenly leaves their lives, the three women must summon the courage to overcome their fears and face the future on their own. Inspired by writer-director Ben Ratner's long-time comradeship with actress Babz Chula, who passed away in 2010, Down River is about mentorship, friendship, living life to the fullest, and ultimately letting go.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Gossamer Creative
DIRECTOR: Ben Ratner
Cast/Participants: Helen Shaver, Gabrielle Miller, Jennifer Spence, Colleen Rennison, Brian Markinson, Jay Brazeau, Ali Liebert