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Downwind (2024)

Opens on March 29

Director: Douglas Brian Miller, Mark Shapiro Run Time: 94 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2023

Starring: Lewis Black, Mark Dickson Deans, Martin Sheen, Michael Douglas, Patrick Wayne

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Official Selection, 2023 Slamdance Film Festival

Narrated by Martin Sheen, Downwind (2024) chronicles the nuclear testing that happened in Mercury, Nevada where 928 nuclear weapons were detonated between 1951-1992 while highlighting stories of the Shoshone Nation and those affected from the radioactive fallout of those tests.

“I applaud the filmmakers for putting this essential story out for the world to see because it has been covered up for far too long… Tell everyone you know about Downwind”

—Jason Delgado, Film Threat

About the filmmakers:

Mark Shapiro is a film producer and director. He headed Entertainment Brand Management for the animation studio LAIKA, handling marketing endeavors for their five Oscar-nominated features: Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings, and Missing Link. Previously, he managed several categories for Nike USA Communications and served as a Mentor in Publicity and Marketing for SXSW. Mark now sits on the Klamath Film Board of Directors (Oregon) and curates film programming at festivals around the world.

Douglas Brian Miller is a director and DP whose credits include: Why Did You Kill Me, The Greed of Men, Comix, Beyond the Comic Book Pages, and Rush Lights. In Television, Miller has served as Camera Operator for BET/Centric’s Being, NBC’s The Wendy Williams Show, and The Montel Williams Show. Miller has served as Director of Photography and Camera Operator for top brands including Apple, Boeing, Charles Schwab, Experian, E-Z UP Shelters, NXP, Sprint, and Starbucks.

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