2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Donald Cried

Sunday, March 13
6:30PM - 7:55PM

Alamo Lamar C
1120 S Lamar Blvd


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Peter Latang (Jesse Wakeman) left working class Warwick, Rhode Island to reinvent himself as a slick, Wall Street mover and shaker. Fifteen years later, when he's forced to return home to bury his Grandmother he loses his wallet on the trip. Stranded, the only person he can think of to help him out is his next door neighbor and former childhood friend Donald Treebeck (Kris Avedisian). Donald hasn't changed a bit, and what starts as a simple favor turns into a long van ride into their past.

Section: Narrative Feature Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 85min

Director: Kris Avedisian

Executive Producer: Matt Anthony, Sean Lamb, Stephen K. Skoly, Kyle Espeleta, Jesse Wakeman, Kris Avedisian

Producer: Kyle Martin, Sam Fleischner, Allison Carter

Screenwriter: Kris Avedisian

Cinematographer: Sam Fleischner, Trevor Holden

Editor: Frank Heath

Production Designer: Kia Davis

Principal Cast: Kris Avedisian, Jesse Wakeman, Louisa Krause, Ted Arcidi, Robby Morse Levy, Kate Fitzgerald, Alexander Cook, Kyle Espeleta


Director Kris Avedisian was born in Cranston Rhode where he still resides today. In the early 2000's he studied film in San Francisco. In 2013, the short DONALD CRIED won best narrative short at Independent Film Festival Boston. The feature version of DONALD CRIED was shot in the winter of 2015, and selected for that same years IFP labs.

Public Film Contact
Kyle Martin
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(678) 469-3951

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Nathaniel Baruch



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