This film competed in
Women's Film Challenge Semi-Finalists
Starring Renee O'Connor (Xena: Warrior Princess, Beyond The Farthest Star) and Mackenzie Astin (In Love & War, Iron Will, Scandal, The Magicians...), The Usual is a directorial debut for Writer / Director / Producer Dawn Higginbotham, produced by an all female team, including Renee O'Connor, Kumari Bakhru & 2x Academy Award Nominee Sharen Davis, and edited by award winning Jennifer Raim. The film was an official selection at Festival de Cannes American Pavilion and has won several awards. The Usual is a period piece set in the 1930s, later into the Great Depression when poverty affected even the wealthiest, the film is essentially about looking out for your fellow man during tough times, and turning the other cheek.