Hiroshima. Nagasaki. Mercury, Nevada? The latter was the site for the testing of 928 large-scale nuclear weapons from 1951 to 1992. Martin Sheen narrates this harrowing exposé of the United States’ disregard for everyone living… downwind.
Mark headed Entertainment Brand Management for the animation studio LAIKA from 2007-2019. In addition to studio identity, he also handled marketing endeavors for LAIKA’s five Oscar-nominated features: Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings and Missing Link. Before LAIKA, he managed several categories for Nike USA Communications including Nike Community Affairs, Nike Basketball and Nike Tennis. He also served as a Mentor in Publicity and Marketing for SxSW Film. Mark sits on the Klamath Film Board of Directors (Oregon) and curates film programming at festivals around the world. A native of Seattle, Mark attended Emerson College in Boston and received his BA (English) from Colorado College. He completed post-graduate education studies at Lewis & Clark College in Portland.
Douglas Brian Miller’s Director of Photography credits include: Why Did You Kill Me (Netflix True Crime Documentary), The Greed of Men, Comix, Beyond the Comic Book Pages and Rush Lights. In the Television market, Miller has served as Camera Operator for BET/Centric’s Being, NBC’s The Wendy Williams Show and The Montel Williams Show. In the growing world of new media, in partnership with various agencies such as J. Walter Thompson, TMP Worldwide, Group M and BP Studios, Miller has served as Director of Photography and Camera Operator for top brands including Apple, Boeing, Charles Schwab, Experian, E-Z UP Shelters, NXP, Sprint and Starbucks. Winner of fourteen Telly Awards, he also captured the 2022 Webby Award (People’s Voice Winner, Best Series) for Between The Pages with Alane Adams.
More information: douglasbrianmiller.com | @douglasbrianmiller
Original Language: English
Subtitles: (To be added)
Month and Year of Production: August 2023.
Color/Black and White: Color.
Camera: Downwind was shot exclusively on RED Digital Cinema Systems in R3D RAW.
Audio: Audio mix was re-mastered by Aaron Levy.
Country of Production: USA.
Directors: Mark Shapiro and Douglas Brian Miller.
Production: Backlot Docs, LLC./Gravitas Ventures (distributor).
Producer: Mark Shapiro, Warren Pereira, Matthew Modine, Adam Rackoff (Cinco Dedos Peliculas).
Cast: Principle Cast: Martin Sheen (narrator), Michael Douglas, Lewis Black, Patrick Wayne.
Photography: Douglas Brian Miller.
Editing: Douglas Brian Miller and Mark Shapiro.
Music / Original Soundtrack: Jayna Chou, Douglas Brian Miller.
Awards: Docs Without Borders: OUTSTANDING EXCELLENCE; Hollywood Gold Awards: BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY; International Uranium Film Festival: BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY