Greg Finley and Joe Raffa on Criminal Drama Downeast [Exclusive Interview]

Downeast with Greg Finley

Downeast with Greg Finley

Criminal enterprises can thrive in large cities and many small towns in America. Even along the coast of Maine, Downeast is a crime drama about a man who is forced to support criminal activities while an old fling returns to his life seeking the murderer of her brother.

The film stars Greg Finley, Dylan Silver, Judson Mills, Joss Glennie-Smith, Gareth Williams, Kirk Fox, Joe Holt, and Dennis Cockrum. Joe Raffa directed the film from the story from Greg Finley.

Here’s the official synopsis:

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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LRM Online’s Gig Patta had a discussion with actor Greg Finley and director Joe Raffa on bringing this criminal thriller film to life. We talked about the film production in Finley’s hometown, lobster fishing, criminal dramas, and the cast.

Greg Finley appeared on numerous well-known television shows, including CW’s The Flash as Girder/Tony Woodward, CW’s iZombie as Drake Holloway, Star-Crossed as Drake, and The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Jack Pappas. On the film side, he appeared in the criminal mystery drama The Estate, the biopic Blackjack: The Jackie Ryan Story, the horror film The Witch Files.

Joe Raffa made his directorial debut with the documentary Swooped from Nothing in 2010 and then his feature film directorial debut You’ll Know My Name a year later. Also, he directed 6 Degrees of Hell and Dark Harbor. In 2017, he directed a few episodes of the anthology series Spades.

Downeast is available on digital and cable platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Comcast, Spectrum, and Cox.

Watch the exclusive interview with Greg Finley and Joe Raffa below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Gravitas Ventures

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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