“Down Down the Deep River” Pre-Order Up Now

July 7, 2015

If you head over here, you can now pre-order “Down Down the Deep River,” the film I wrote, directed and scored, with all kinds of bonus features bells and whistles including a “making of”doc, deleted scenes, a commentary track, and behind the scenes pictures. You can also get for free download a brand-new musical track that’s a re-write and re-imagining of the song “Down Down the Deep River,” drawing on original drafts of the song and on elements of the film. This project has been a long time in the making and I’ve labored on it with quite a lot of love – I’m glad to be starting the whole process of getting it out to you.

Residents of the Northeastern U.S. can catch the film in two upcoming screenings this month. First, the film will see a little New-England appropriate preview at the Maine International FilmĀ  Festival, screening on Wednesday the 15th and Friday the 17th (during this second screening I’ll be present for a short Q&A). You can buy tickets for those screenings here if you live in the area. Later in July, the film will see its big New York City area debut on the 25th, at 7:3o PM at the Museum of the Moving Image’s beautiful Sumner Redstone Theater. It’s a great way to see Johnny North’s wonderful cinematography, Alan Lampert’s detailed production design, and to listen to the intricate sound design I worked on with Kris Chevannes on the Redstone Theater’s state of the art sound system. And I’ll be doing a musical performance before the screening and a Q&A afterwards. You can grab tickets for that screening here.

Some links:

Preorder the film: www.downdownthedeepriver.com
The Maine International Film Festival: www.miff.org
The Rural Route Film Festival: ruralroutefilms.com
Museum of the Moving Image: www.movingimage.us

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6 Responses to ““Down Down the Deep River” Pre-Order Up Now”

  1. David Phillips

    Hello. Very much looking forward to the release. Will the VHS work in my UK machine (PAL) or is it NSTC? Sorry to be pedantic. All the best with the film, Dave.

  2. Will Sheff

    “VHS Edition,” “Betamax Edition” and “Laserdisc Edition” are all just cute names for the different stuff the film comes with – it’s a strictly digital download and you can def get it in the UK!

  3. Megan

    I just watched your film. I loved it. Just loved it. It was whimsical, but deeply personal. Definitely something unique, but that anyone can relate to. A splendid reminder of the magic of childhood and the tremendous wisdom that it held. Inspiring, Will. Just super cool. Thanks for taking your childhood dream and sharing it with us!

  4. Peter

    I’m very much looking forward to this – Silver Gymnasium felt like such a personal album, and seeing that spirit presented as a film sounds excellent.

    As a side note – the first two links at the bottom of the post don’t work; I imagine you might need to preface them with “http://” or something.

  5. Gregory Grieves

    Hey was wondering if it is possible to download your film or to order a DVD?

  6. Lee

    I’ve been waiting for a while concerning news on availability. Is it no longer intended to be released? The pre-order link does not seem to work. Hoping for good news.

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