Local filmmaker Steve Doughton wryly describes Buoy, his first feature film, as "My Dinner with Andre meets The Deadliest Catch." An apt comparison given it sustains the minimalist and dialogue-heavy approach of the former without sacrificing the palpable, ever-present tension of the latter. The film opens on T.C., a thirtysomething suburbanite (played by Tina Holmes), as she receives a phone call from her wayward brother, Danny (Matthew Del Negro). It has been years since the siblings have spoken, and what follows is an emotional, challenging, infuriating, tender outpouring. Doughton wrote and directed the film, while prominent local talent share producing credits: Todd Haynes (I'm Not There), David Cress (Portlandia), Jonathan Raymond (Wendy and Lucy) among them.
For our interview with Doughton, click here.