Who Is KK Downey? (2008)


Who Is KK Downey? (2008)

Two wannabes decide they're sick and tired of trying to make a name for themselves the old-fashioned way. Terrance is trying to make it as a rock star, while Theo dreams of getting his first book published: 'Truck Stop Hustler,' a racy look at life on the streets as a junkie prostitute. After a string of humiliations by both publishers and music critics, the two hatch a plan to turn Theo's fictional book into an autobiography by having Terrance dress up as the story's protagonist, KK Downey, and claim all the events as having happened to him. All of a sudden the book nobody wanted becomes an overnight literary sensation, and Terrance has realized his dream of becoming famous. But at what price?
IMDb   5.2 /10
TheMovieDb    5.0 /10
Director Darren Curtis
Director Pat Kiely
Writer Darren Curtis
Writer Matt Silver
Writer Pat Kiely
Release Date2008-09-05
Runtime1h 30mins
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
Awards4 wins & 2 nominations.
Terrance Permenstein / KK Downey
Sue Byrkritt
Matt Silver
Matt Silver
Theo Huxtable
Connor Rooney
Dan Haber
Dan Haber
Frankie Lola
Amy Sobol
Amy Sobol
Etan Muskat
Etan Muskat
Amanda MacDonald
Amanda MacDonald
Rachelle Glait
Rachelle Glait
Terrance's Mother

Who Is KK Downey?

Who Is KK Downey? is a 2008 comedy film directed by Pat Kiely and Darren Curtis. It was produced in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The plot revolves around two hipster friends who pretend to be a writer with a troubled girl friend.

The film was written and directed by members of the Montreal comedy troupe Kidnapper Films. Several members also act in the film.


Scott Thompson
Darren CurtisTerrance/KK
Kristin AdamsSue
Matt SilverTheo Huxtable
Pat KielyConnor
Dan HaberFrankie Lola
Claire BrosseauCrazy Mary
Pilar CazaresBoochis
Christine GhawiPenelope
Trevor HayesSaul
Brent SkagfordFishlips
Etan MuskatRatso


The film premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose. It then screened at the Philadelphia Film Festival before its limited release in Canada in September, 2008. It also screened at the Oldenburg International Film Festival, the Boston Underground Film Festival, the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, the Tallgrass Film Festival, CMJ Film Festival, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, the Chicago International Music and Movie Festival, and the Wisconsin Film Festival.

The film was released in Canada on DVD on April 14, 2009 by Koch International, and on DVD in the United States by Indiepix in October 2009.


Who is KK Downey? has received mostly positive reviews. Fred Entertainment gave the film a positive review claiming that the film "(gives) more laughs per 90 minutes than your average Saturday Night Live show." Exclaim! called the film "easily the funniest Canadian film to hit screens in decades." The Globe and Mail gave the film three stars and referred to it as "rude and blessedly tasteless, without any sense the creators have any agenda except to be funny."