Down Again is an exploration of the connection between mental illness and creativity told through the lens of photographer and Chimaira frontman Mark Hunter. The film explores the catharsis of making music and art and how the result affects the fans.



Cast and crew

Nick Cavalier - Director


A visual and character-focused storyteller, Nick is known for his high production value docu-driven films with poetic hero centered themes. Nick has been honored with awards and selections at festivals such as SXSW, Palm Springs, and Cleveland International. His work is featured in multiple national publications including New York Times, VICE, Shorts TV, Devour, HYPEBEAST, Alternative Press, Funny Or Die, G4, MTV, Fast Company, Juxtapoz Magazine and many more.

Mark Hunter - Artist


Mark Hunter is a musician and photographer from Cleveland, Ohio. He is most well known as the frontman of the heavy metal band Chimaira. After retiring from music in 2014 Hunter became a commercial photographer utilizing his knowledge from the music industry to help businesses enhance their brand.

Executive Producer: Marty Geramita
Produced By: James Waters
Cinematography By: Tyler Clark
First AC: Mikey Tell
Additional Camera Work: Nolan Ritter
Location Sound: Luke De Jue
Art Department: Magan Mclaughlin
Edited By: Nick Cavalier & Mike La Hood
Color: Clifton Stommel
VFX: Roman Micevic
Original Score: Michael Siefert
Post Mix & Sound Design: Dave Shaw
Live Performance Audio Recorded By: "Big" John Winter

Live Lighting Director: Brian Lareau
Live Performance Audio Mixed By: Rob Arnold
Additional Footage From "The Dehumanizing Process" DVD 2004 Dir: Todd Bell


Mark Hunter
Jim Lamarca
Rob Arnold
Matt Devries
Chris Spicuzza
Austin D'Amond
Andols Herrick
Dr. Patrick Runnels
Emily Kmiecik

Special Thanks:

The Centers Ohio
The Agora
Siedel's Barber Shop
Rob Arnold World Studios
The James Douglas Studio
Martin Geramita
Mike Clum


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