About Down River

Down River is a feature film written & directed by Ben Ratner, starring Helen Shaver, Gabrielle Miller, Jennifer Spence & Colleen Rennison.


Down River is the emotionally stirring story of three young women teetering on the edge between creative breakthroughs and personal breakdowns, and their connection with the older woman they rely on for guidance, support and inspiration.

Winner Best British Columbia Film Special Gala Screening Vancouver International Film Festival Cinefest 25 Sudbury 2013 Official Selection Official Selection Cinequest Film Festival Official Selection 2014 Newport Beach Film Festival Official Selection 2014 SOHO International Film Festival Official Selection 2014 Calgary International Film Festival 2014 Victoria Film Festival Pick