Upside

Virtual Performance Dates: 
Saturday, February 27, 2021 to Friday, December 31, 2021
Q and A with Filmmaker following the film session:
No
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Producer(s): 
Leo Mcguigan
Film Length:
0:17:00
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Date Completed: 
September, 2019

Awards

Film Devour short film festival Belfast United Kingdom January 29, 2020 Local premiere Winner: Audience choice award disABILTY Film Festival Colorado, USA North American Premiere Winner: Best Short Film Tri Rivers Film Festival Strabane, United Kingdom July 17, 2020 Winner: Best Drama Culture and diversity Film Festival California, USA October3, 2020 Winner: Best International Film

Based on a true story. Stephen, a young man with Down’s Syndrome wishes to break free from his caring but over-protective mother and celebrate his 18th birthday in the way that he chooses.

Director(s): 

Jim Mcmorrow

Godoy is an independent filmmaker from the Midwest. Most recently, she was Line Producer for the Oscar-winning documentary feature, “American Factory” by Steven Bognar & Julia Reichert and its prequel, “The Last Truck” (HBO). She was also Line Producer for Bognar and Reichert’s newly-released "9to5: The Story of Movement" and the Emmy Award-winning documentary, “A Lion in the House” (Independent Lens). She was a cinematographer for “Election Day” by Katy Chevigny (POV); for the short docs “Making Morning Star” and “Sparkle”; and for Andrea Torrice’s “Trees in Trouble” (PBS World Channel). Godoy’s directing includes the feature documentary about creative aging, “Do Not Go Gently," which aired on PBS stations for 12 years through American Public Television. Godoy is a Residency Artist with the Ohio Arts Council's Arts Learning Program. With their support, she directed two fiction films with residents and staff at an Alzheimer’s daycare prior to embarking on this film.