Donald Cried
Donald Cried

Donald Cried

Director Kris Avedisian

Production year 2016

Length 85min.

Country USA


Peter Latang left working class Warwick, Rhode Island to reinvent himself as a slick, Wall Street mover and shaker. Fifteen years later, when he's forced to return home to bury his Grandmother he loses his wallet on the trip. Stranded, the only person he can think of to help him out is his next door neighbor and former childhood friend Donald Treebeck. Donald hasn't changed a bit, and what starts as a simple favor turns into a long van ride into their past.


Special Jury Award | Florida FF, USA, 2016

Special Jury Prize | Montclair FF, USA, 2016

ambor-Franklin Founder's Award for Best Narrative | Sidewalk FF, USA, 2016


Kris Avedisian
Kris Avedisian



Kyle Martin, Sam Fleischner, Allison Carter


Kris Avedisian, Kyle Espeleta, Jesse Wakeman

Director of Photography

Sam Fleischner, Trevor Holden

Production designer

Kia Davis


Micah Bloomberg


Frank Heath


Kris Avedisian, Jesse Wakeman, Louisa Krause.

Production company(ies)

Electric Chinoland How Follows What Ramo Law

Kris Avedisian

Kris Avedisian was born in Cranston Rhode Island, where he still resides. In the early 2000's he studied film in San Francisco, where he met Jesse Wakeman and Kyle Espeleta. They collaborated on their first project Three Tears a Prince and a Forest. In 2013, their short Donald Cried won best narrative short at The Independent FF, Boston and later went on to receive special mention at the Slamdance FF. The feature version of Donald Cried was shot in the winter of 2015 and was selected for IFP labs.


Bianca (2009, short), Michaela (2010, short), Don't Eat Me (2011, short), Donald Cried (2012, short), Donald Cried (2016).

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