Down River

Down River is the emotionally stirring story of three young women teetering on the edge between creative breakthroughs and personal breakdowns, and their connection with the older woman they rely on for guidance, support and inspiration.

Down River is a feature-length drama starring Helen Shaver (The Colour of Money, Desert Hearts), Ali Liebert (Bomb Girls), Gabrielle Miller (Corner Gas), Jennifer Spence (Continuum, SGU) and Colleen Rennison from the band No Sinner. Ben Ratner wrote and directed this film, which pays homage to his long-time friend and darling of the Canadian arts community, the late Babz Chula.

Around the World

Festivals & Awards
Winner – Best Motion Picture – Leo Awards 2014
Winner – Best World Prize – SoHo International Film Festival 2014

Down River win at VIFF
Down River at Calgary
Down River at Cinefest


Ben Ratner


Larry Lynn


Rob Wenzek
Produced with James Brown in participation with Gossamer Creative.