Scarbrough native Greg Finley accomplished one of his childhood dreams of filming a movie in his home state of Maine. Finley who most notably starred in the ABC series “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” had been loosely writing this script as far back as 2006 when he first moved to Los Angeles. Cinematographer and producer Edwin Stevens is also from Maine and attended Chevrus High School. The pair of Mainers enlisted the help of director Joe Raffa to help execute the development of the movie. The movie was filmed back in winter 2020 during the height of the cold season in Maine. Some familiar filming locations we can see just from this trailer are the Portland Boxing Club, Portland Waterfront, Commercial Street in Portland and Old Orchard Beach with Palace Playland in the background! Check out the trailer and let us know what you think!
“A story of love, loss, and redemption – Downeast dives into the often ignored seedy underbelly of Maine and follows Emma Maddox as she returns to her hometown years following the mysterious death of her brother, Mikey. As she reconnects with his best friend Tommy, the two rekindle their flame and Emma begins to uncover the web of lies the town has been keeping. Will Emma get the closure she so desperately seeks, or fall victim to the town’s turbulent ways? The film combines crime, revenge and most importantly, the hope for a new life.” – APS Films