Following the death of his grandmother, Peter returns to his hometown – a working-class suburb in Rhode Island – to sell her house. Living in New York City and working as a banker on Wall Street, the last thing Peter wants to do is to linger somewhere he has intentionally not set foot in for the last fifteen years. Unfortunately, Peter soon realizes that he forgot his wallet on his way there. He has no choice but to ask for the help of his childhood friend and old neighbour, Donald, an awkward mullet-sporting man-child with relentless energy, who couldn’t be more thrilled to see his best bud reappear after so long. Reluctantly, Peter follows Donald as he takes him on a trip through his old town, a trip that will turn out to be stranger than Peter could have imagined.
Kris Avedisian is the creator and main character of Donald Cried, his first feature based on a short film from 2012, which was financed through Kickstarter. In Donald Cried, we discover an amazingly talented actor-director-writer who can develop interesting multidimensional characters that convey dual emotions amidst the humorous, yet discomforting, tone of the film. His work was nominated at well-known festivals such as SXSW and Locarno International Film Festival and won the American Film Institute’s Audience Award, as well as the Special Jury Award at the Florida Film Festival.
2016: Montclair Film Festival – Special Jury Award (Best actor)
2016: SXSW Film Festival
2016: Woods Hole Film Festival – Best feature and jury award
2016: Sidewalk Film Festival – Best fiction
2016: Florida Film Festival – Special Jury Prize (Excellence in Directing)
2016: AFI Fest – Audience Award
Runtime: 85 min
Direction: Kristopher Avedisian
Screenplay: Kristopher Avedisian
Cinematography: Sam Fleischner
OST: Milli Vanili
Cast: Jesse Wakeman, Kris Avedisian, Kyle Espeleta
Subtitles: À quatre mains
Contact: Electric Chinoland