EP. 17: ABOUT A DONKEY AND TARGETING FILM FESTS with CongestedCat's Christina Raia and Kelsey Rauber!

ABOUT A DONKEY is the latest feature from the powerhouse duo of Christina Raia and Kelsey Rauber, long time friends, collaborators and co-owners of CongestedCat Productions. We talk about both their artistic processes, Christina's insanely organized color-coated calendar, as well as their new film and how they strategically brought it to audiences through a successful (and targeted) film festival run.


About a Donkey follows the Owens family: Ann & Tim, their 3 adult children, Cecilia, Burgh, and Annie (and her husband Paul), and matriarch Farrah. When Tim brings home a donkey in a mixture of wanting to rescue both it and himself, all of the characters' lives are shaken up and pushed forward.


CongestedCat Productions is an award winning narrative production company that is very active in the New York independent film scene. Our monthly screening series IndieWorks, now in its seventh year, has screened over 250 local filmmakers. Founder Christina Raia’s motivation was to create a sense of community amongst local filmmakers where they could make connections and find collaborators, which is why the screenings remain free to attend.

Amy DePaola