Don Downie is an award-winning director, writer, and producer.
A native of Detroit and a self-taught filmmaker, Don recently directed season one of Royally, a comedic web series that won the Critics Award at the 2017 New York Television Festival.
Don wrote and directed the short comedy Le Creuset, and the short drama Pepper and The Salt Sea, Both films toured festivals nationally and internationally, garnering awards.
Previously, Don was the director and co-creator of the digital pilot Exit Strategy for TeenNick, and was a finalist for the Jerome Foundation Grant with his feature screenplay The Spirit of Detroit.
Selected TV credits include Saturday Night Live, The Biggest Loser, Brain Games, and Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation. Don recently served as supervising producer on the documentary digital series Go B4 It’s Gone and SRSLY Science for The Weather Channel on Facebook Watch.
Recent cinematography credits include the award-winning short film Cake, directed by Anne Hu, the short Third Date, directed by Nathan Breton, and the feature film Wedgerino, directed by Aaron Wertheimer.
Don founded his production company, Small Media Extra Large, in 2008.
He is currently putting the finishing touches on the short action comedy Viola 2: Unfinished Business, and has several series in development.
Don is based in Los Angeles, but his heart shall always reside in Brooklyn.