Yankee Restraint

: Documentary Feature
GENRE: Documentary
STATUS: Post-Production


An intimate portrait of a couple's struggle to hold on to the one thing they have left... each other.


In the aftermath of the economic crisis, when millions of Americans continue to grapple with the realities of home foreclosure, unemployment, and financial setbacks, Yankee Restraint paints a portrait of one couple’s struggle. Told through the lens of Craig and Philip, a committed gay couple of 28 years, their story is a microscope on the national landscape and a unique twist on a pervasive nationwide issue.

Both successful artists in their own right, Craig and Philip had been living the American dream -- blissfully entwined in that old Texas adage: bigger is better. But after losing their home and their jobs in 2008, they found themselves caught in a downward spiral of codependency, addiction, and depression. Our cameras enter their lives at a time when they are attempting to pick up the pieces and rebuild the life and love they once knew. Ultimately, their story is one of hope, of two individuals sustaining the most enduring relationship of their lives and overcoming their greatest obstacle yet.


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Harry Mavromichalis - Director

Harry is the director and producer of the documentary feature film Olympia, an exploration of the life of Academy Award-winner Olympia Dukakis. He is trained in all aspects of filmmaking, from directing to camera-operating, and from writing to producing.  He has written and directed movies in New York and Spain and is also working on his first narrative feature with established Italian writer/actor Rinaldo Rocco (Hannibal). He received his MFA in Film Directing from NYU.

Kelly Miller - Producer

Kelly is an actor, writer and producer whose latest film, Touchscreen, just began the festival circuit as an official selection of the 2019 Florida Film Festival. His on-screen work includes appearances in Steven Spielberg’s The Post, Tamara Jenkins’ Private Life and TV shows including HomelandHouse of CardsThe AmericansThe Godfather of Harlem and The Enemy Within


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