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Donahue is a director and producer of narrative and documentary features and co-founder of CreativeChaos vmg, a production company located in New York City. His latest feature, This Changes Everything is an examination into gender inequality in Hollywood and includes interviews with Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Taraji Henson, Reese Witherspoon, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Oh and Tiffany Haddish. Executive Producers include Geena Davis and Regina K. Scully. The film makes its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. His past feature documentaries include Hulu's Thank You For Your Service. Called "gut wrenching" and "important" by The New York Times, the film is an examination of failed mental health policy in the U.S. military. It includes interviews with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, General David Petraeus, General Loree Sutton, General Peter Chiarelli, Gary Sinise, Sebastian Junger and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen. The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "If this film cannot spur politicians to act, nothing will." It is produced in association with the Sprayregen Family Foundation and Regina K. Scully & Artemis Rising Foundation (The Invisible War, The Hunting Ground).
Donahue's Emmy-nominated HBO feature documentary, Casting By was hailed as one of the top five docs of the year by the National Board of Review and was reviewed as "outstanding!" by legendary critic Leonard Maltin. It won the 2014 Gracie Award for Outstanding Documentary of the Year from the National Alliance of Women in Media. Interviewees included Woody Allen, Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese, Diane Lane, Robert De Niro, Glenn Close, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, among many others. After premiering at the Toronto and New York Film Festivals, Casting By played in over 50 festivals worldwide and has been released in over 35 countries. In 2013, under pressure from the film's HBO release, the Academy created a branch for casting directors. In 2014, the TV Academy awarded the film's primary subject, Marion Dougherty with the Governor's Award, its highest honor. This year, its other subject, Lynn Stalmaster received an honorary Oscar, the first ever for a casting director.
Donahue directed the feature documentary, Guest of Cindy Sherman, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival (5 stars, Time Out; "A work of art" -Variety) . It opened theatrically in March 2009 and was selected as a New York Times Critics Pick when it premiered on the Sundance Channel that year.
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