NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service) agent Jackie Quiñones has a wrench thrown in her fun, free-wheeling, booze-addled life when she uncovers a dead body on the beach, plunging her into the center of a complicated – and dangerous – opioid ring investigation.

This Episodic Premiere screening of Hightown will feature the Pilot followed by an extended Q&A with select cast and crew.

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Rachel Morrison




Showrunner: Rebecca Cutter
Director: Rachel Morrison
Executive Producer: Rebecca Cutter, Gary Lennon, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, Ellen Schwartz
Producer: Donna Bloom, James Oh
Screenwriter: Rebecca Cutter
Cinematographer: Radium Cheung
Editor: Jason Hellman, Plummy Tucker, Louis Bravo
Production Designer: Dan Leigh
Sound Designer: Wyatt Tuzo
Principal Cast: Monica Raymund, James Badge Dale, Riley Voelkel, Shane Harper, Amaury Nolasco, Atkins Estimond, Dohn Norwood
Additional Credits: Costume Designer: David Robinson, Technical Advisor, Massachusetts State Police: Mac Powell, Diana Barnard, Hair Department Head: Sal Falcone, Make-Up Department Head: John Perkins


Public Film Contact
Joanna Chin
Publicity Contact
Joanna Chin & Alana McGaughey
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mature/Adult
Screening Section: Episodic Premieres
Screening Category: Episodic
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 85 mins