“An excellent short film that will make you chuckle…and think”

The B Club. Full review here



“Garry Crystal’s short dark short Down is a fabulous watch as it is both extremely funny as a comedy of embarrassment and the discomfort of pushing personal boundaries as well as having some serious points to address about suicide and mental health.”

The Horror Hothouse. Full review here



The official trailer was premiered in The Hollywood News alongside an interview with writer/ director Garry Crystal and producer Karen Newman

Link to article here





“Down” is featured in an 8 page article in Digital Filmmaker in its 68th edition




“I watched “Down” and very much enjoyed it- mysterious, yucky and funny.

Amanda Donohoe is very good and gets her character across well, physically and emotionally. The beats were well timed and made me wince.

A cracking, atmospheric little short, where body horror meets social realism and secrets lurk behind the scuzzy doors of a public car park lift. And like the lift, it works on several levels” 

Jason Solomons, Film Critic, BBC News, BBC Radio 4, The New European, BBC Radio London & Virgin Atlantic @JasonCritic



“We were lucky enough to see ⁦‪@down_thefilm‬⁩ last year. Using dark comedy, this striking short film tells the story of an unexpected meeting between two people both struggling with mental ill health. Looking forward to seeing where it goes in the future!”

OCD ACTION UK, @ocdaction


I loved it… It was honest and funny, and I think a really good example of how to talk to someone who is #suicidal. Also, I fell in love with Amanda Donohoe”

Dese’Rae L. Stage, suicidologist @deseraestage